Dwyane Wade delivers a heartfelt speech in honor of co-host and WNBA legend Candace Parker for her 35th birthday on Inside the NBA.
As everyone knows in the NBA community, Dwyane Wade is one of the greatest ever players to ever lace up. Over his 17-year career, the Heat legend was a 3-time NBA champion, 13-time All-Star, and was included in the All-NBA team 8 times.
The NBA community has a lot of love for D-Wade the player. But it seems Wade the TNT analyst is also starting to find his way into the fans’ hearts.
The former player is starting to become famous for delivering emotional speeches on topics he cares about. And on fellow analyst Candace Parker’s birthday, he delivered yet another one on national television.
Dwyane Wade expresses how much Candace Parker means to him on Inside the NBA
Dwyane Wade and Candace Parker have always been close. And ever since both of them became co-hosts on TNT’s Inside the NBA, fans have gotten a weekly dosage of their shenanigans along with the rest of their crew.
While viewers had seen them getting along and laughing together though, their more emotional side towards each other was never exposed. But that all changed with the most recent issue of Inside the NBA. D-Wade talked about how he first met Candace and how they’ve enjoyed a brother-sister dynamic, but as equals:
“Candace knows that she’s a sister to me. But I don’t look at her as a little sister, I look at her as my equal. With respect to everything she’s accomplished in sports, everything she’s accomplished as a mother, in business.”
“We talk about this set, and I don’t know who works that hard up there. Shaq’s got more commercials, but Candace works, she’s got 9 different jobs.”
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D-Wade’s emotional words toward Candace Parker have most definitely taken the two higher in fans’ ‘Favorite analyst’ list. And the NBA community will be looking forward to watching the two together on future episodes of the show.