Dwyane Wade Pays Homage to Dwayne Wayne, LeBron Isn’t Impressed (Video)

One of the biggest story lines of this year’s NBA Playoffs has been the post-game fashion choices of many of the league’s star players.

After Miami’s Game 4 win over Oklahoma City last night, Dwyane Wade upped the ante, taking questions from the media wearing a pair of the flip-up hybrid glasses made famous by Kadeem Hardison’s ‘Dwayne Wayne’ character on the late 1980s Cosby Show spin-off A Different World.

 

I fully expect Russell Westbrook to show up to the Game 5 press conference wearing Dwayne Wayne’s shirt-and-sweater combination.

For what it’s worth, when I first heard a basketball announcer call the name “Dwyane Wade,” my response was, “Dwayne Wayne? The goofy guy from A Different World plays for Marquette?” Really, if you’re a global superstar whose name is phonetically similar to that of an oft forgotten sitcom character, you have a responsibility to keep that character’s memory alive. Thank you for being responsible, Dwyane Wade.

LeBron James, meanwhile, had some fun at his teammate’s expense. Here’s video of his behind-the-scenes commentary of Wade’s post-game interview:

 



About Josh Tinley

Josh Tinley writes the Away From The Action column at Midwest Sports Fans, covering all aspects of sport aside from what actually happens on the field, court, or track. Josh grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from the University of Evansville and Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is the author of Kneeling in the End Zone: Spiritual Lessons From the World of Sports and the managing editor of LinC, a weekly curriculum for teens that explores the intersection of faith and culture. Josh lives outside Nashville with his wife, Ashlee, and children, Meyer (7), Resha Kate (5), and Malachi (3). He will not allow himself to die before the Evansville Purple Aces make another trip to the NCAA Tournament. Follow him on Twitter @joshtinley or send him an e-mail.

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