D-Wade Announces Retirement and One Final Season With Heat

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Sunday, Dwayne Wade announced he’s returning to the Miami Heat for one season and then calling it quits.

In a video that was released on his YouTube channel, the point guard described his 16th and final NBA season “one last dance.”

“This is it. I’ve given this game everything that I have, and I’m happy about that, and I’m going to give it for one last season,” Wade said in the video. “Let’s enjoy it. Let’s have some joy in this last season. Let’s push this young team.”

Wade is expected to sign his $2.4 million deal later this week

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Gabrielle Union Did Something Special To Lift Husband’s Spirit After Cousin’s Funeral

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While Dwayne Wade is mourning the loss of his cousin Nykea Aldridge, his wife, Gabrielle Union is supporting him the best way she can.

The actress shared a photo on Saturday, enjoying a baseball game with her husband in the wake of the funeral. Aldridge, Wade’s 32-year-old cousin and mother-of-four was shot in a gang-related incident on the South Side of Chicago on Aug. 26.

The family held the funeral at Cosmopolitan Community Church in the city’s Washington Park neighborhood this weekend, which was attended by family friend Rev. Jesse Jackson.

“Tough day for our family as we laid #NykeaAldridge to rest,” Union said in the Instagram caption. “So I surprised my husband and brought him to the home opener! I needed that smile that I love so much back on his face.”

According to Chicago’s WGN, police arrested 22-year-old Derren Sorrells and his 26-year-old brother Darwin Sorrells Jr. for the shooting. Both have been charged with first-degree murder. Police say both have known gang connections. Aldridge was not the intended target.

One of the suspects accused in his cousin’s killing “just got out of prison not too long ago,” Wade said in an interview with Good Morning America co-anchor George Stephanopoulos that aired Friday.

“So, you know, guys go to prison and then we let them back out on the street and they’re going to go back to what they’re used to and what they know… If there’s something we can do with the prison that can help with work programs, that can help — when people come out it gives them an opportunity to try to better themselves. And we’re not doing that.”

Wade who is coming back to his hometown to play for the Chicago Bulls, plans to do more than just contribute to his team. He’s made it clear that he intends to change the climate of violence in the mid-west city.

According to homicide reports, ninety people were killed in Chicago in the month of August— the city’s deadliest month for gun violence in 20 years.


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Travel Goals: The Wades, James’s And Pauls Enjoy A Kid-Free Yacht Vacation

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What do you do after 82 games and a championship ring? Head to the nearest yacht with friends, of course.

It was #BlackLove overload in Ibiza, Spain where Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Paul enjoyed a couple’s vacation with their wives Gabrielle Union, Savannah James and Jada Paul this week. The fellas just ended a rigorous NBA season —playing for different teams— wrapping up with James bringing home a ring for the Cleveland Cavaliers, their first championship in 52 years.

For the celebration of friendship, the couples drank, ate well, and danced non-stop on the private ship. A couple of favorites were Zapp & Roger’s “Computer Love”, Cameo’s “Candy”, and Sisqo’s “Thong Song”.

The Pauls recently had a family vacation with their two kids in the Grand Cayman Islands. In addition to celebrating their win, the James’s celebrated the birthday of their son, Bryce Maximus. And the Wades have been attending events and enjoying the summer, in between filming and basketball season.

Essentially, it was the perfect time to go on a group vacation— and we’re loving all the pictures and video.


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NBA All-Star Weekend Recap: Kobe’s Farewell, Drake & Reggie Miller’s Ping-Pong Challenge, & More!

Despite the frigid temperatures in Toronto, players, celebs, and their families had a ball at All-Star Weekend leading up to the big game last night.

It was a bittersweet opening to the game as the crowd and fellow players acknowledged Kobe Bryant‘s final appearance at the All-Stars. A four-time All-Star MVP, Kobe’s farewell was kicked off by a speech from Magic Johnson, followed by a video montage of major NBA faces paying homage to the retiring legend.

Russell Westbrook continued his winning streak, helping to lead the West to a 196-173 win and taking home the NBA All-Star Game MVP honors. “I was honestly surprised I won it again,” Westbrook told ESPN. “I was very surprised to have my name called. I’m happy and blessed to be in the game again and for the opportunity.” Stephen Curry came through in the clutch, hitting a three-pointer inside the half-court stripe with just seconds left in the game. Check out highlights above.

To top it off, fans are calling this year’s Slam Dunk contests one of the best in NBA All-Star history. Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine went head-to-head racking up perfect scores, and even ran out of dunks to do.

Funny man Kevin Hart challenged power forward Draymond Green to a 3-point contest. Despite his, um, obvious disadvantage, Hart almost tied with the Golden State Warriors pro. Check out the hilarious clip:

If you were able to catch the TNT pre-show, you would have noticed a little ping-pong face-off between Drake and Reggie Miller. The NBA legend and TNT analyst challenged Drizzy on Twitter earlier this month, and it seems they were serious. Catch footage of the #HotlinePing below:

In between games, celebs also had a chance to step out for some partying. The Curry’s, The Pauls and The Wades both squeezed in a date night.

Oh, and we hope you didn’t think the below-zero weather would stop our faves from showing some leg…


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Gabrielle Union Speaks On Infertility, Says Waking Up To Dwayne Wade Is ‘Hot’

Gabrielle Union’s famous television character, Mary Jane Paul, may still be a hot mess that’s struggling to get her life together but Ms. Union herself is sitting pretty without a care in the world.

Yesterday, Union sat down with TODAY’s Hoda Kotb to talk about the new season of “Being Mary Jane,” women’s struggles with infertility and in vitro fertilization (IVF) as well as her first year of newlywed bliss with Dwayne Wade, one of the most competitive players in the NBA.

Watch the video above!


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Dwayne Wade Rocks Some Type Of Suit Onesie For Esquire Magazine & Leaves The Internet Confused

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We’re all about individuality and self-expression when it comes to fashion. And it’s quite easy to wrap our heads around editorial fashion taking clothes to the next level, making them art. Howwwwwever, the Miami Heat shooting guard, Dwayne Wade posed for Esquire Magazine wearing a questionable outfit that he’s clearly into and we’re all not so sure.

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In the photo, Wade is wearing some type of suit jumpsuit/onesie with a blue blazer on his shoulders. The look is very MC Hammer chic. And Wade hashtagged a message for all of us critics haters: “If you can’t pull it off, you won’t understand it.”

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Well, we had to break it to Wade, but he’s not pulling this look off. But, what do we know?

D. Wade loves fashion and has always made bold choices to express himself. Remember the pink pants?

What do you beauties think of D. Wade’s fashion forward snapshot?

We’ll tell you what the Internet thinks:


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The NBA & WNBA Join Forces In Support Of Gender Equality Through #LeanInTogether

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Following last year’s extremely sad and highly publicized case of Janay and Ray Rice, American sport leagues have felt the pressure to respond sensitively and efficiently to domestic abuse and sexism. The NBA teamed up with the WNBA as participants in the Lean In Together campaign that encourages men to stand with women for equality. A short commercial for the campaign, starring LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne, was released today.

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Lean In Together is not sports-oriented, but a unique approach to raising awareness about equality (a particularly hot topic already this year). Lean In Together is a branch of Sheryl Sandberg‘s Lean In movement, which is also the name of her book that catapulted the topic of feminism and women in the workplace. Though “Together,” men are directly involved through examples and sharing stories about how they support women and present an overall positive environment. In LIT’s words, posted on their official website: “Children with involved fathers are happier, healthier, and more successful. Couples that share responsibilities have stronger marriages. Diverse teams and companies produce better results. Men, show the world you’re in for equality. Women, celebrate men leaning in.”

This is an admirable direction in confronting inequality because it feels inclusive that women’s rights aren’t anti-men, it’s about being treated fairly. Usually, in the past, it was a woman’s initiative to get the conversation going. LIT is hoping to change that and with the help of influential men like James and Wade, they’re making a big splash.

Earlier this year and after the Rice debacle, the NFL redeemed itself in airing a powerful commercial during this year’s Super Bowl that consoled women in calling for help or guidance if experiencing domestic abuse. And NFL player Russell Wilson is a part of anti-violence campaign called Pass the Peace.

Lean In Together is introducing the simplified idea that in encouraging women to be great from the start makes for happier lives and happier homes.

Watch the full trailer above and learn more about LIT here!


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5 Things We Would Love To See Happen But Probably Won’t!


1. Lebron James Enter The Slam Dunk Contest

Lebron James entered the NBA in 2003 with a lot of expectations on his shoulders. Its 2014 and although “King James” has many accomplishments in the NBA, he is missing one! Lebron has never competed in the “Slam Dunk Contest”. Every year right before The All-Star Break, a video seems to “surface” of Bron Bron showing off various Slam Dunks. This year Lebron even went as far to say he’d win the Dunk Contest this year if he entered, leaving us all with the question….” Why don’t you just enter the contest?!” Michael Jordan has been in the contest. Kobe Bryant has been in the contest. Even Dwight Howard has participated! What are you waiting for Lebron?! Maybe you’re waiting so that you can hold the record for “oldest player to enter The Slam Dunk Contest.” At this point my money is on Lebron going bald before he enters The SDC!


2. Manny Pacquiao Vs Floyd Mayweather Jr.

These 2 great boxers were supposed to fight back in 2010 but alleged disagreements between both of their camps caused the fight not to happen! It was supposed to be the highest grossing fight in boxing history. There was word that Mayweather wanted  Pacquiao to have an Olympic style anti doping test but Pacquiao denied having a blood work test done because he said it would weaken him before the fight. Since 2010 both fighters have fought many fights but not with each other. Mayweather’s record at this point stands at 45-0, while Pacquiao’s record stands at 55-5-2! If they fight and Mayweather wins then he’ll go down as one of the greatest ever. If he loses he’ll still go down as one of the greatest ever. I think we are all pretty much over this fight happening!

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3. Dr. Dre release DETOX

Hip Hop legend Dr. Dre has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years and counting. He has worked with every artist you can think of! Dre has sold millions upon millions of records with his 2 solo albums, The Chronic & 2001.  There has been much anticipation for a 3rd album from Dr. Dre titled Detox. There have been many release dates and confirmation from artist like Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and 50 cent. Dr. Dre also has his hand in other ventures besides making his own music such as endorsements, producing for other artists, and even marketing his own line of headphones, Beats By Dre. All of which have played a part in the delay of Detox. Some of his peers in the industry say that Dre’s working ethic is none like no other and when he’s involved with other projects it takes away his motivation to record new material for the Detox album. I guess if we want to hear a full Dr. Dre album then we gotta pull out that Chronic! 



4. Jay-z and Dame Dash Work Together..Again

Back in 2013 Jay & Dame reunited for a brief moment and it was great. As far as them working together again its highly unlikely. They built great history with Rocafella and made us all throw our diamonds up. Who knows what Rocafella could have been if there was never any issues between these 2.  It was nothing like seeing Dame Dash do his dance with a champagne bottle in his hand onstage at a Jay-z concert. Maybe one day we will see Jay-z perform The Dynasty: Roc La Familia live in concert at Cochella with everyone that was on the album!

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 5. Another State Property Album

For those who don’t know, the group consists of Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Peedi Crakk, Oschino, Omillio Sparks, Young Chris & Neef Buck. Their 2nd album State Property Chain Gang Vol 2 can easily be considered a philly classic! Although it only sold 296,000 copies, the streets loved it! Who wouldn’t want to hear one more album or at least a mixtape from them. It’s only right! They were like a mini Wu-Tang Clan!

D.Wade New Baby Mama Writes Gabrielle Union An Open Letter??

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Check out the open letter Aja Metoyer wrote to Gabrielle Union according to Black Sports Online…. 
“So it’s only right I put Dwyane Wade on blast. First and foremost i’d like to thank ***** Wade, his cousin for booking my numerous of flights. 
Ohh yea, hi Ms. Union. Good too see you stuck around and have a few more pieces of clothing inside of his house. The kitchen looks great by the way. I love the new counter tops. I would also like to thank Rich, the chef for his amazing breakfast. His cookies are the best. 
And last but not least I’d like to thank Dwayne for always making me feel comfortable on your side of the bed. Hiding pictures in your drawer. You know the night stand next to your side of the bed, the one with the two drawers. Think the picture is the one with you and Sanaa Lathan in it. 
Also Gabrielle you are a little to old to be making Valentines day Photo albums. Leave that to the young girls your man cheats on you with. Dont believe me, I took a picture of the picture. 
FYI your man likes fat asses you might need to get you one. Last but not least. I will send you a picture of the bags your man left in the hotel room i f*cked him in. lol “.………… CRAY CRAY right!!!!
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Dwayne Wade proposes to Gabrielle Union after Heat Wins Championship

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Dwayne Wade was not only winning on the court last night, but also off court when he finally proposed to actress Gabrielle Union.

The NBA champion proposed to lucky Gabrielle after the game,  in front of a few of his close teammates like Lebron. Even though no one reported actually seeing him on one knee, it was all the gossip in VIP that night.

Congratulations guys….



Gabrielle Union Checks Dwyane Wade’s Alleged Jumpoff


Let this be a lesson to the groupies of the world. If you think you are going to mess with Gabrielle Union‘s man, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, you better think again. Union recently responded to an alleged groupie on Twitter calling her a “loon.”

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Let’s start from the beginning. A woman claiming she was one of Dwyane Wade’s side pieces wrote a letter to Gabrielle Union claiming she slept on Union’s side of the bed when she was away on film sets. The groupie also described the layout of Wade and Union’s bedroom. Check out what else the jumpoff had to say below:

Seems like the Miami Heat as made its appearance on mediatakeout yesterday. So its only right i put Dwayne Wade on blast. First and foremost i’d like to thank ***** Wade, his cousin for booking my numerous of flights.

Ohh yea, hi Ms. Union. Good too see you stuck around and have a few more pieces of clothing inside of his house. The kitchen looks great by the way. I love the new counter tops. I would also like to thank Rich, the chef for his amazing breakfast. His cookies are the best.

And last but not least I’d like to thank Dwayne for always making me feel comfortable on your side of the bed. Hiding pictures in your drawer. You know the night stand next to your side of the bed, the one with the two drawers. Think the picture is the one with you and Sanaa Lathan in it.

Also Gabrielle you are a little to old to be making Valentines day Photo albums. Leave that to the young girls your man cheats on you with. Dont believe me, i took a picture of the picture.

FYI your man likes fat asses you might need to get you one. Last but not least. I will send you a picture of the bags your man left in the hotel room I f*cked him in. lol

Union got on Twitter and told the groupie to get her lies in order because she used he same ones in a previous letter. Gabrielle Union took the high road and didn’t threaten the girl or anything. She just said she would continue to live an amazing life because that is the best way to get back at people who want to see you be miserable.



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Ray Allen signs with The Miami Heat

Ray Allen will leave Boston after having played there for 5 seasons. The  Celtics could pay him  twice as much as The Miami Heat could but Ray Allen will take less money for a chance to win a 2nd NBA Title.. Miami could only offer Allen the mini mid-level, worth about $3 million a year!

Dwayne Wade Bans Girlfriend Gabrielle Union from Sitting Courtside! [VIDEO]

Gabrielle Union supports her man, Miami Heat player Dwayne Wade, from a distance…

Nobody puts Gabrielle Union in a corner. Well, maybe Dwyane Wadedoes.

The actress was on Conan O’Brien’s show and explained why she no longer sits courtside to watch her boyfriend play for the Heat.

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Besides screaming “air ball” at Wade when he shoots a bad shot she is also known to target refs.

She admits to yelling “you’ll get your Viagra if you just make a call” at Dick Bavetta.

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Dwayne Wade Hustling Hard In Orlando Nightclub! (Video)

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Dwade was kicking off ALL Star weekend Thursday night hosting a party in Orlando! Check him out rocking to Ace Hood rapping Hustle Hard!