Dwyane Wade’s 30th Birthday Bash Was Completely Out of Control (Pictures)

I guess money can buy everything. What do you get when you combine a $200,000 car, Rick Ross, Common, T.I., Fat Joe, Kelly Rowland, LeBron James, the rest of the Miami Heat, and South Beach? Dwyane Wade’s 30th birthday party, of course. If you thought the pictures we’ve shown you in the past of LeBron’s birthday cake were over the top, wait until you see how D-Wade threw down for his 30th birthday this week.  As you can see from the photos above, the musical performances were highlighted by Rowland singing “Happy Birthday” to Dwyane and LeBron standing behind Ross looking like a clown with a microphone in his hand.

If you need to refer to something as Wade’s “main birthday present,” I suppose the $230,000 McLaren he received would be it.  According to TMZ.com, the owner of a local luxury car dealership gave the car to Wade as a gift. Naturally, the dealership owner wanted the presentation of the vehicle to be breathtaking.  So he decided to have it airlifted in the hotel pool area where the party was being held.  Since that concept may be one that is tough to envision, here is a photo to help illustrate the scene:

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Dwyane Wade On a Strict Diet, Loses Five Pounds Per Game

Typically I would be bored by any story that was written strictly about what Dwyane Wade eats.  Some people want to know every single thing about a superstar athlete’s daily routine, but some things are better left unsaid when it comes to a person’s everyday life.  Now that he is getting older, Wade has himself on a strict diet and no longer chows down on junk food whenever he wants.  Good for him, but what we’re really interested in is how on earth he loses five pounds every time he plays a game.

Wade loses about five pounds per game, so his postgame meal tends to be as important – if not more so – than the pregame one. Ingraham tends to keep things simple: chicken breast, turkey breast, that sort of thing. On occasion, he says he’ll make one of Wade’s former favorites as a treat, but for the most part Wade sticks to the better choices.

That excerpt comes from an Associated Press report that outlines D-Wade’s diet and the things he eats — most of which are prepared by his girlfriend Gabrielle Union’s personal chef.  Wade said he tries to eat things like fruits and pasta which provide him with natural sources of energy.  Unfortunately, the story doesn’t go into great detail about how he loses so much weight in a game.

Five pounds in a single game?  You may hate the Heat, but I guess we can’t say D-Wade isn’t a hard worker.

H/T to @jeskeets and @CelticsTown for the story

Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh Wish LeBron Happy Birthday, Think He’s Older Than 27

LeBron James turned 27 years old Friday, or at least that’s what we’ve been led to believe. If you think that LeBron — a true physical specimen and absolute manchild — is older than 27, you’re not alone. His teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh both feel the same way.

The players wished LeBron a happy birthday on FOX Sports North, and each man made a joke of LeBron’s age. Here’s the video:

Many people have wondered when LeBron will finally shave his head to get rid of his frequently mocked hairline, but we’re wondering when someone will offer him enough money to get a transplant.

Thanks to Eye on Basketball for sharing the video.

NBA Officials Explain Why Dwyane Wade Did Not Travel on Winning Shot (Video)

Dwyane Wade nailed the winning shot to beat the Bobcats 96-95 Wednesday night. Rob Mahoney at Hardwood Paroxysm put together a well illustrated video showing that Wade traveled on his final shot.

The NBA took notice of Mahoney’s video and created an NBA Officials Twitter account to respond to the supposed missed call. Their first and only tweet linked to a brief explanation of why no travel was called.

“The Dwyane Wade basket shown in the below video is a legal basketball move. Wade gathered the ball with his right foot on the floor: his first step is when both feet touch the floor simultaneously and his second is when he steps forward with his right foot.”

I’ve seen some blatant travels in the NBA, but Wade’s play didn’t look like one to me. Mahoney’s video does a great job explaining what makes it a travel, and the difference between his opinion and the league’s is what was considered the first step.

I honestly believe the NBA rule book is so vague and expansive that they could have defended the decision had the referee called it traveling.

Thanks to Deadspin for sharing the info.

Dwyane Wade Does the Cam Newton Superman Move After Hitting Winning Shot

The Heat beat the Bobcats 96-95 Wednesday night in an exciting, back-and-forth game. Dwyane Wade hit the winning shot off the glass to give the Heat the lead after Gerald Henderson had made a three moments earlier. Because his team was playing in Charlotte, home of the Carolina Panthers, Wade did the Cam Newton Superman celebration after making his bank shot. Cam was also sitting courtside for the game. That’s some serious respect when Dwyane Wade is doing your move, though we can’t be sure if Cam was talking trash, making that a taunt (UPDATE: Wade wrote on Twitter that it was out of respect).

Here’s a video of the shot:

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LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Mario Chalmers Go Double Alley-Oop (Video)

If that headline makes no sense to you, we completely understand. That’s because it is being used to describe a play that I can’t ever really remember seeing. The Miami Heat began their 2011-2012 campaign in a big way on Christmas Day by smoking the defending champion Mavericks in an NBA Finals rematch.  Since it was Christmas, even LeBron James found himself in a giving mood.  Instead of throwing down an alley-oop when he received a perfect pass from Mario Chalmers, LeBron tipped the ball to Dwyane Wade who slammed it home.  It was pretty much a double alley-oop.  Check out this video that LBS contributor Alan Hull called our attention to:

If you notice the score, you’ll see that the Heat were cruising the entire game.  LeBron said he wants to get back to having fun this year instead of being the villain, and Miami certainly looked like a relaxed bunch on Sunday.  Like them or not, the Heat are a team that reached the NBA Finals in their first season together and became extremely dangerous as the season progressed last year.  If healthy, I think they’re easily the best team in the NBA this season.

Dwyane Wade Says Competitive Balance in NBA is ‘Pie in the Sky’ Ideal

If star players still want to team up in the best cities and play for the top franchises, then what exactly did the NBA lockout accomplish? Heat guard Dwyane Wade is wondering the same thing.

“Yeah, no. I don’t see it helping right now,” Wade said when asked about the lockout Monday. “Maybe in a few years we will look back and say it did.”

Wade told reporters competitive balance was a “pie in the sky” ideal. He says that playing in some cities is more attractive than others.

“We knew [competitive balance] was impossible, especially when you’ve got players willing to take less money to be happy,” Wade said.

Wade was likely talking about guys like Shane Battier, who signed for less money to play with the Heat. I actually disagree with Wade. The Cavs were one of the best teams in the NBA when they had LeBron. The Magic have been to the Finals with Dwight. Oklahoma City is one of the best teams in the West. All those teams became successful building through the draft.

If you draft well, you have a chance as a small-market team. The real problem is that the NBA allows teams to spend above the salary cap, which generally favors the teams in big cities.

via I am a GM