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Friday, July 10, 2020

Kane warns he will chokeslam Dwyane Wade if Wade leaves Miami


Dwyane Wade’s future with the Miami Heat is still very much up in the air. Rumors of the three-time NBA champion’s potential departure from South Beach have been floating around wildly over the last couple of weeks. But with Miami lucking into Duke’s Justise Winslow in Thursday’s NBA draft and president Pat Riley’s subsequent public comments that “We want [Wade] back for the rest of his career” and “We’ll do everything to make that happen,” it looks like the tide may be turning back in favor of the Heat. Now Wade just might have another incentive to remain with the team that drafted him back in 2003.

In an interview with 560 WQAM’s “Marc Hochman Show with Zach Krantz” in Miami that aired Thursday, WWE superstar Kane offered to choke slam the 11-time All-Star in the event that he does decide to depart the Heat.

When posed with the question, “Do you have a particular move or threat we can use against Dwyane Wade if he in fact decides to leave the Miami Heat?,” the 48-year-old wrestler, whose real name is Glenn Thomas Jacobs, replied, “I’d be happy to chokeslam him if that’s okay.”

You can listen to the clip below (at the 11:05 mark).

Well that sure is one convincing way for the Heat to gain leverage in their negotiations with Wade. Seeing as Kane is a 23-year wrestling veteran who has won 18 total championships in his career and clocks in at seven-feet tall and 324 pounds, I would say that gives Wade a pretty damn compelling reason to stay. Then again, Kane’s rivalry with his brother The Undertaker makes for a good metaphor for the relationship between Wade and former teammate LeBron James.

Let’s hope for Miami’s sake that Wade stays so that the Heat Lifer winning culture remains intact. And let’s hope for Wade’s sake that he stays so that he can manage to avoid gross bodily harm, because it is definitely not fun to be on the receiving end of one of Kane’s signature chokeslams.

H/T Sports Illustrated

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