Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade is unable to replicate his on-court persona on the game show The Cube.
The 3x NBA champion is one of the best shooting guards in the history of the league. Wade had an illustrious 16-year career in the NBA. Flash could definitely play both ends of the floor.
After retiring from the sport, the 39-year old has been indulging in various activities that include a mix of recreation and business.
In 2021 D-Wade decided to host the show, The Cube. Though initially, he was on board only as an executive producer for the show.
Based on the U.K. hit, the game gives two-person teams nine shots to complete seven physical tasks, all while locked inside a plexiglass box. The Cube consists of players taking part in a series of games to win up to $250,000, and one of the lifelines afforded to contestants was having Wade himself sub in for one of the challenges.
TALK TO ME NICE‼️ You know the pressure’s on when they ask me to assist… I’m trying to help folks #BeatTheCube and win some money‼️ Catch Episode 5 tonight 9/8c on @TBSNetwork @59thPrairie pic.twitter.com/Q9bnMTsJxH
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 8, 2021
However, the show hasn’t been able to garner a very positive response. Wade’s role as a host hasn’t sat too well with many, who feel he hasn’t been able to justify the job.
Dwyane Wade hasn’t found too many takers for his game show ‘The Cube’
According to many reviews online, the show isn’t doing him any good. The vibe of the show has been super off, as suggested by many netizens. The show has been accused of having a lot of cringe factors.
Wade’s first-time stint as a host has met with negative reviews. Wade appears to be awkward and has no rapport with the players on the show.
Below are some of the Twitter reactions to the show.
The cube? Have we like run out of show ideas? And hosted by Dwayne Wade??? Are we running out of people too????
— flynnster68 (@flynnster68) August 3, 2021
Ain’t nobody gonna watch The Cube, Dwyane Wade.
— Dennis Drew IV (@saydrewivey) May 26, 2021
Not sure how many more Dwyane Wade The Cube commercials I can take before I lash out.
— Ryan Yousefi (@Rizzmiggiz) June 9, 2021
This commercial where Dwyane Wade says basketball is easier than The Cube was probably not a good idea for either basketball or The Cube
— Fred Smith (@FredSmith914) June 10, 2021
The Miami Heat veteran has been unable to transition into the role of a host if his latest shows reviews are to go by. The game show itself hasn’t found too many takers, with a 5.2 IMDB rating.