Last month, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade had signed a multi-year deal with TNT and Warner Media. Wade joined the platform as a basketball commentator, producer, and he will also focus on lifestyle and entertainment.
Wade will join the Inside the NBA crew on their prominent event coverage, such as the All-Star Game. He will also make regular appearances as a part of TNT’s studio coverage on Tuesday nights with Shaquille O’Neal and Candace Parker.
Also According to Marchand, as part of the deal, the future Hall of Famer will be a creative director for special projects with Bleacher Report. His production company, 59th & Prairie Entertainment, will create projects over the deal.
Recently, former Miami Heat forward and current NBA analyst for Fox Sports Southwest Cedric Ceballos weighed in on TNT, adding Wade to their broadcast lineup.
“Last Night (October 22, 2019), I tweeted TNT added Dwyane Wade. We have to do some pushups over at Fox Sports Southwest to get our game up. They are stacking their deck real hard, and it’s a competition. They are the Lakers of the 80s, Bulls of the 90s, and the Lakers of the 2000s,” Ceballos told me.
They dominate when it comes to pre-game and post-game shows. This is just an opportunity for everyone else to recognize that they need to step their game up,” said Ceballos.
Cedric Ceballos played ten seasons in the NBA with Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, and the Miami Heat. The ex-NBA veteran averaged 14.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.
As for Wade, he played 16 seasons in the NBA and averaged 22.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game. He is slated to join the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2024, along with Tony Parker and Dirk Nowitzki.