Gabrielle Union on Tonight's Miami Heat Playoff Game: "It's Win or Go Home, and Dwyane Is Not Going Home"
It's hard being a Miami Heat fan today. If you've been following the saga of the Eastern Conference Finals, you know that the Heat are down two games to three against the Boston Celtics -- and that tonight's game in Boston could end the Heat's season for good.
In just a few hours, we will know if the Miami Heat can pull themselves out of the hole they're in, or if we will have to hear how much Erik Spoelstra sucks for another year.
At least you aren't alone with this anxiety. Gabrielle Union feels your pain. She's the main squeeze of Dwyane Wade, of course. So before she sits down to watch tonight's game, we sat down with her at FDR, guzzled cherry noir Grey Goose, and talked about everything from tonight's nerve-racking game to which Heat player she's "obsessed" with. (Hint: It's not Wade.)
Cultist: I saw a picture of you frolicking on the beach Memorial Day weekend. Glad a zombie didn't get you.
Gabrielle Union: Yeah, me too. Crazy, right? But we don't live on South Beach. On Miami Beach, but a little north. I love the beach, but I don't always want to be paparazzi-ready. We will have such a peaceful day, and then some days, they flock to us. Especially when the kids are around. It's the worst when I work out on the beach because I look gross.
Is Miami your home?
I'm here about 50 percent of the time. I'm usually here around this time of year. Especially with the playoffs.
Speaking of playoffs -- are you stressed to death?
Yesterday, I had crazy anxiety. Today, I feel calm. Don't worry -- we can all be calm.
What went wrong Tuesday?
I think they let fatigue take over. Their schedules have been crazy. Now, their backs are against the wall. It's win or go home, and I know Dwyane doesn't plan on going home. I'll say this: Dwyane is not going home.
Dwyane Wade and his teammates seem like really good friends.
They are. They're brothers. I have a favorite, obviously, but my recent obsession is Shane Battier. Hilarious, but on the low. Mike Miller and James Jones are the funniest on the team by far. Chalmy (Mario Chalmers) is my baby.
Why do I never see you court side?
I was joking to Chelsea Handler that he banned me. I have had the same seats for five years, but I chose them. I don't want to be a part of the show. I get really vocal. But if I don't get rowdy, Lebron will look over like, "Where ya at?"
By the way, I read somewhere you are 39. What the hell are you doing right?
I was just watching Deliver Us From Eva and I was 29. That was 10 years ago. I have loved getting older. I am aging mentally, emotionally, spiritually, financially, but not necessarily on my face. You know what I mean?
You have that Tyler Perry money now. That can't hurt.
I love Tyler. It was one of the easiest paychecks ever.
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