Forget all those lens-less glasses, fishing lure shirts and man purses. Dwyane Wade raised the bar on quirky NBA press conference fashion on Tuesday night by wearing flip-up sunglasses. Lest you think Wade has lost his damned mind and thought they just looked fly as hell (well, OK, he kind of did), be aware they actually were meant as a joke spurred on by a Jimmy Kimmel Live segment.
The fashion choice was actually in reaction to a Jimmy Kimmel Live segment. Kimmel sent "correspondent" Guillermo to NBA Media Day where he constantly referred to Wade as Dwayne Wayne. The interaction starts at the 2:00 minute mark.
Forget what we said about the Heat dressing a bit more warrior-like for the Finals. This is actually pretty great.
Could you imagine what was going through Wade's minds in the last minutes of Game 4?
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"Damn it, I've got those glasses to wear tonight and I am not going out there in those damned things to talk about a loss. Flip-up sunglasses are strictly for winners. LeBron's out. I've gotta protect this win. I've gotta protect this fashion statement. I don't even have to score, I just have to stop the Thunder from scoring. Because dammit, I am wearing those glasses tonight."
Which maybe explains why he played like a defensive ninja in the final minute.
We can only imagine what outfit Wade has picked out to address the media during his potential second Championship win tonight.