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The shot clock has run out for Dwyane Wade and his TNT broadcasting career.
Wade, a future Hall of Famer, three-time NBA Champion and 13-time All-Star made the decision to leave the network. Sources told the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand that Wade was offered a chance to stay, but declined in order to focus on other business interests.
Over the last three seasons, Wade spent time with the Turner network as part of its basketball coverage. That included the NBA regular season, All-Star Game and playoffs. He was also a member of TNT’s Inside the NBA alongside Shaquille O’Neal, Candace Parker and Adam Lefkoe.
As A Broadcaster, Wade Was No Charles Barkley
From a viewer standpoint – Wade wasn’t necessarily bad, nor was he anything special. He was kind of just…there. His knowledge of the sport that he played for 16 seasons was obviously significant, but was anyone REALLY tuning into a game to hear what Dwyane Wade had to say?
He was no Charles Barkley, but very few are.
Wade Is Eligible For the NBA Hall Of Fame Next Year
Miami selected Wade with the fifth overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. And in the fall of 2021, he was honored as a member of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team.
Beginning next year, he’ll will be eligible for the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame. Among the other names on the ballot for the first time are Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol and Tony Parker. Throughout his 13 seasons with Miami, Chicago and Cleveland, Wade averaged 22 points per game.
TNT has not yet announced a broadcast replacement for Wade.
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I guess I’m the only sports fan in the world that thinks Charles Barkley is nothing more than a buffoon trying to be a cutey pie.
I haven’t watched an NBA game in about 5 years. Didn’t even know a father who has groomed his son to be his daughter was part of TNT’s coverage.
Hey Mike, it’s his son, not his daughter.