With no end in sight to the NBA lockout, players are turning to the dance floor.
Ron Artest has been confirmed as the newest contestant on Dancing With The Stars, and it looks like he will not be the only NBA player to be competing during the lock out…. CBS Sports is reporting Dwyane Wade is also to be in the running to win the Crystal Ball Trophy.
Fellow athlete and former winner Hines Ward confirmed the rumors and told Sports Radio Interviews: “I don’t know, but I did hear rumors and his name did come up. I also heard Ron Artest too.”
The official lineup will be announced after tomorrow’s episode of The Bachelor Pad. No word yet if Wade joins the cast LeBron and Chris Bosh will come as a packaged deal.
Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. (born January 17, 1982) nicknamed Flash or D-Wade, is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat. Awarded 2006 Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated, Wade has established himself as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league. He had the top selling jersey in the NBA for nearly two years, as he led the NBA in jersey sales from the 2005 NBA playoffs, until the mid-point of the 2006–07 season.
After entering the league as the fifth pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, Wade was named to the All-Rookie team and the All-Star team the following seven seasons. In his third season, Wade helped lead the Miami Heat to their first NBA Championship in franchise history. He was named the 2006 NBA Finals MVP as he helped lead the Heat to a 4–2 series win over the Dallas Mavericks. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Wade led the United States Men’s Basketball team, commonly known as the “Redeem Team”, in scoring, as they captured gold medal honors in Beijing, China. In the 2008–09 season, Wade led the league in scoring and earned his first NBA scoring title.