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Turns out Dwyane Wade’s teammates don’t like him very much. Imagine that. Was it the constant vacations globetrotting with his uber-famous wife that rubbed them the wrong way? Or the fact that he wasn’t in the windy city for more than 3.2 seconds before he started acting like he owned the place? Maybe it’s the stupid fucking way he spells his name; that’s why I can’t stand him.
From Bleacher Report:
ESPN’s Nick Friedell reported Tuesday that Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade isn’t well regarded by some of his younger teammates.
In an appearance on ESPN’s The Jump, Friedell (h/t Jack Maloney of CBS Sports) said, “The young players on the Bulls really can’t stand Dwyane. It’s no secret in Chicago, they have had enough.”
Earlier in the offseason, Wade opted in to the final year of his contract with the Bulls and is set to collect nearly $24 million.
Friedell added that it’s “inevitable” that the Bulls and Wade are set to part ways, and that it is “just a matter of when, not if.”
Listen: D-Wade is one of the best to do it in our generation, and he deserves that respect. However, our guy has to have some feel for where he’s at in life. You’re not in Miami anymore, my friend. Long gone are the days of Shaq (and then later LeBron) banging down your door just begging for a title. If we’re being honest, it’s probably close to being your turn to go ride the coattails of somebody else who’s younger and more adept.
Everyone knows that millennials already have trouble respecting their elders; damn kids. Don’t exasperate that attitude among your young teammates by acting like an asshole. I know what you’re thinking Dwyane, “But if LeBron can be an asshole, why can’t I?” Because 1) LeBron is the best player on the planet, and 2) he surrounds himself with people who regard him as the best player on the planet. The ones who don’t get shipped off *cough* Kyrie *cough*.
You, on the other hand, don’t have that much clout. You lost it all as soon as you decided to leave your South Beach throne. All I’m saying is: when you inevitably end up on your next team, just try to have a little humility. It would make it so much easier on everyone. Unless, of course, you end up back with your old buddy Bron Bron. In that case, just go ahead and stay exactly the same. Douchery loves company..
[via Bleacher Report]
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