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Mixing Basketball With Fashion: A Shirtless Dwayne Wade Featured In Vogue Magazine With Supermodel Karlie Kloss

NBA player Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat is featured in the June 2012 issue of Vogue Magazine. He is photo’d alongside supermodel and ballet dancer Karlie Kloss for the “Top 2012 Olympians” feature. Below is an excerpt about his upcoming 3rd Olympics via Vogue:

“The first time Dwyane Wade went to the Olympics, in 2004, he was really still in awe of his heroes. Having grown up on the South Side of Chicago (where he is at work building a community center), he idolized guys like Michael Jordan, whom Wade, 30, patterned himself after in a lot of ways. “We grew up watching the Dream Team, and we thought it was an honor to be on the team,” he says of his fellow rookie Olympians, players like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. He was shocked when, in Athens, the all-stars lost to Puerto Rico, Lithuania, and then to Argentina in the semi-finals—a golden flop, 89–81. “We had to wait four years to get back and hush everybody up and redeem ourselves.”

“He flew past injuries—you don’t make mind-blowing layups without risking at least your hamstring—to lead the so-called Redeem Team in 2008. He scored big when it mattered, especially in the difficult final game against Spain. When Kobe Bryant and Le­Bron ran into foul trouble early and were benched four minutes into the game, Wade surged ahead, coming up with three three-pointers and reigniting the team’s fight for the gold. Is he surprised to be up for 2012 in London? “I thought Beijing would be my last one, but here I am!”

Via Vogue

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Passion For Fashion: Dwyane Wade Wearing A $4,900 Gucci Quilted Bomber Jacket

Over this past NBA All Star Weekend 2012, the ball players sure were styling on them lames at various events and games. Miami Heat’s player Dwyane Wade was spotted sitting courtside with Lebron James, to watch the Skills Challenge. D-Wade was styling on them lames in a $4,900 Gucci Quilted Bomber Jacket from the 2011 Collection. The jacket features a stand up collar, zip front, side slant pockets, knitted border with micro web, web flag and black cotton lining. Wade paired his jacket with some red pants and a black tee-shirt.

Spotted: Complex

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Celebs Footwear: Rappers, Singers & NBA Players Rocking Air Jordan XI “Concord” [Who Rocked It The Best?]

Over this weekend, the Air Jordan XI “Concord,” which was the most anticipated footwear for men this year were released at local sneaker retailers across the states. These sneakers are so dope, it became a trending topic on Twitter, people got arrested and even killed. Yes, they are that serious! Arguably the single most popular shoe from the entire Air Jordan signature line, the “Concords” were Michael Jordan’s primary weapon of choice during the Chicago Bulls’ historic 1995-1996 season. This sneaker features specs that include a carbon fiber spring plate, ballistic nylon uppers, a rubber outsole with herringbone traction pattern, quick lace system, carbon fiber sheath and air sole. Below I have a list of rappers, singers and NBA players wearing the Air Jordan XI “Concord”. Peep the list and vote who rocked it best below:

Chris Brown was photo’d on the red carpet in a pair of Air Jordan XI “Concords”.

J. Cole performing in front of a sold out crowd in a pair of Air Jordan XI “Concords”.

Singer and songwriter The Dream was seen wearing a pair of Air Jordan XI “Concord,” while attending the Gucci & RocNation 2011 Pre-Grammy Brunch in Hollywood.

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Taking Their Talents To Beijing: Jordan Flight Tour China 2011 Featuring Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul & Dwyane Wade

NBA players Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul are currently touring overseas in China for the Jordan Flight Tour China 2011. Their final stop was over in Beijing, which brought more than 1,900 fans to the arena. Melo, Wade and CP took the opportunity to congratulate the winners of the U19 basketball league from the Beijing area along with a quick 3-on-3 pick up game with the members. The Jordan Flight Tour exemplified the true spirit of basketball. Peep the pictures below:

Source: Freshness 

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Lil Wayne Covers Rolling Stone; Talks Jail, Miami Heat & More

Young Money/Cash Money recording artist Lil Wayne is covering the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. In the cover story, Weezy talked about gambling for commisary in jail, expressed his feeling toward LeBron James and Dwayne Wade and talked about the biographies he read while in prison. Read some excerpts from Weezy’s interview with Rolling Stone below.

On Gambling For Commisary

I’d bust a nigga’s ass at Uno,” he told writer Josh Eells. “We gamble for phone time. I’d take nigga’s commissary: Lemme get them cookies, lemme get them chips, get that soup.”

On LeBron James and Dwayne Wade

When Wayne sat court-side at a recent Miami Heat/New Orleans Hornets game he was upset that Lebron James and Dwayne Wade never came over to talk to him. “Them niggas never speak to a nigga,” he says. “They don’t chuck me the deuce or nothing. Nigga spent all that money on them fucking tickets… Come holla at me. We sit right by them little bitch-ass niggas. At least come ask me why I’m not rooting for you.”

Credit: Rolling Stone

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Jay-Z Performs At World Basketball Festival Tipoff [With Pictures]

Last night Thursday (August 12th) rapper Jay-Z performed at Radio City Music Hall in NYC for the World Basketball Festival Tipoff. The event was sponsored by Nike. LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwayne Wade, Jadakiss, Fabolous and Spike Lee are some of the celebrities that attended the event. Jay performed “On To The Next One” with Swizz Beatz, “Run This Town,” and “Can I Live,” with Memphis Bleek joining him in stage.

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