Two of the biggest names in modern sports are teaming up for new endeavors and we are so here for it. Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade are officially teammates again, but off of the court this time. Dwyane Wade has formally been announced as the new member of the NBA on TNTcrew.
There is plenty to take away from the first night of NBA Regular Season. First, The Toronto Raptors defeated the young guns of the New Orleans Pelicans shortly after receiving the franchise's first NBA Championship rings. Then there was the super-hyped LA matchup between LeBron James' Lakers and Kawhi Leonard's Clippers. There is plenty to unpack from both of those games. However, there was some major news broken ahead of both of the two games on Tuesday evening. The same duo that brought Miami its first NBA ring has reunited.
The news officially broke seemingly out of nowhere. During the programming of the season's first NBA on TNT show, audiences around the country were suddenly treated to one badass Wade montage and it slowly sunk in: Wade would be the newest member of what is considered to be one of the greatest sports shows of all time.
Wade will be sitting alongside host Ernie Stewart and NBA legends Kenny "The Jet" Smith, Charles Barkley and of course, Shaquille O'Neal.
Before proceeding, please watch this awesome video TNT used to present Wade if you have not already done so. If you already have done so, it's worth a second look. This is huge news for any fan of the NBA. This is huge news for any fan of the NBA.
While Wade did not stay for the entirety of yesterday's broadcast, it's clear that he has been welcomed with open arms by his new co-analysts and colleagues. Personalities from around the league made sure to congratulate the former Heat guard on his new role.
David Aldrige is a legendary sports writer and reporter who spent many years working for TNT. If he give you a nod of approval, you must be doing something right.
The Miami Heat have witnessed Wade grow from a talented rookie to one of the sport's all-time greats. The organization must be proud to see their guy spread his wings into other ventures.
As for the good news Wade has in store, this apparently has nothing to do with it. That is, if you choose to believe our source. She is pretty close to Wade.
What could it be? Stay tuned to find out.