Saturday , Oct , 27 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Dwyane Wade’s Poetry Featured In New Converse Ad

Wade’s writing shows he’s not your typical athlete. The athletic two-guard has always come across as mature, wise, and decent. This is no act. HoopsVibe has strong ties to the Miami area. Our contacts have always been impressed with Wade. He’s the only NBA player they’ve ever seen who only drinks water and never flirts with groupies when chilling on South Beach …

This summer, Dwyane Wade wrote about missing his freshman year at Marquette:

"You said I needed to become a man and that I counted on you way too much … so you left me – feeling unsure, unloved and confused. How could you not love me anymore?

You were the one that understood me – but I knew deep down inside you were gonna come back to me. So I practiced on ways that I could love you more, and for you to never leave me again. And then 2001-2002 came … you said the words that I’ve always dreamed of hearing… "From Robbins, Illinois, 6-foot-4 guard Dwyane Wade." (Jacksonville News)

My Quick Take: Wade’s words are an ode to basketball. And will be featured in his new Converse commercial, which airs during half-time of the Miami-New York NFL game.

The poem addresses how he felt sitting out his freshman year because of academic problems. But Flash, unlike so many pro athletes, learned from his mistake and worked to become first an NCAA and then NBA star.

The poem could also describe Wade’s feelings heading into this season. The MVP of the 2006 NBA Finals must re-establish himself after last year’s injury-riddled campaign and the Heat’s first round flameout against the Bulls.

Wade’s writing shows he’s not your typical athlete. The athletic two-guard has always come across as mature, wise, and decent. This is no act. HoopsVibe has strong ties to the Miami area. Our contacts have always been impressed with Wade. He’s the only NBA player they’ve ever seen who only drinks water and never flirts with groupies when chilling on South Beach.

Hopefully, D-Wade stays healthy and through his play shows fans his love for basketball.

                               ( Wade’s newest commercial is part of this same series)

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