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Dwyane Wade Rhymes Singer With Single on Rap Debut

Rick Ross's 'Season Ticket Holder' also features Raphael Saadiq and Wade’s former Miami Heat teammate, Udonis Haslem.

by Josh Terry
Feb 21 2020, 5:30pm

Dwyane Wade is no longer in the NBA but, he's spending his retirement very well. Lately, along with his wife Gabrielle Union, he's been a very good and supportive parent to his daughter Zaya, who came out as trans earlier this month. He also recently screwed Aaron Gordon out of winning the 2020 NBA Dunk Competition in favor of the Miami Heat's Derrick Jones Jr., which is objectively hilarious since Jones Jr. and Wade used to be teammates. He's undeniably one of the most well-loved basketball players ever, but apparently, what he really wants to be is a rapper.

Teaming up with Rick Ross, singer Raphael Saadiq, and his former Heat teammate Udonis Haslem (aka UD40), Wade guests on a new song called "Season Ticket Holder." This isn't his foray into music. In 2016, Wade posted a comically limp freestyle that was roundly mocked. But now, he sounds more comfortable behind the mic. Though he's not as impressive an MC as other NBA players like Damian Lillard or even Shaq, he's obviously having a lot of fun on the track. He raps, "I'm the son of a saint, still considered a sinner / Three rings on his finger, yeah, that boy was a winner / Never known as a singer but this might be a single." Listen below.

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