Dwyane Wade opens up about Michael Jordan being at his draft party and hilariously not being allowed in.
Dwyane Wade had a fairly illustrious 16-year career in the NBA. While he didn’t appreciate Michael Jordan’s level of success, in those 16 seasons he won three championships in South Beach while racking up countless All-Star and, more importantly, All-Star honors. -NBA.
It’s such a shame that Wade never won a regular season MVP, as the 2009 award could certainly have gone to him in place of LeBron James.
From the start it was clear that an athlete like D-Wade who developed a few years in college was going to be an absolute stallion in the league. He sadly joined the league the same season after Michael Jordan left, negating any chance they would share the floor together.
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Despite this, Michael Jordan has always shown the love of Dwyane Wade, on and off the pitch. The camaraderie began long before Wade stepped on hardwood in the NBA as the Bulls legend teamed up with Wade at his draft party.
Dwyane Wade tells Dan Patrick about the first time he met Michael Jordan.
Considering how Michael Jordan spent his 13th birthday with the Chicago Bulls, it stands to reason that he has a free pass to all things basketball for the rest of his life. So when he showed up to Dwyane Wade’s workgroup to show him some love, he was hilariously rejected at the entrance.
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“The first time I met Michael Jordan, it was like a scene from a movie. I was at my draft party in Chicago and my cousin comes over and slaps me on the shoulder and says, ‘Hey they won’t let Michael Jordan in, he’s out’. said Wade. He continued:
“We took off, we ran, through the gates and Michael Jordan is sitting outside on a motorcycle with about 30 or 40 guys sitting behind him and it’s like a scene from a movie. He stopped and said he just wanted to show me some love.
It is not known why the “GOAT” was not allowed to participate in a rookie’s draft, but there were rumors that he did not want to pay to enter.