WarnerMedia has roped in just retired NBA megastar Dwyane Wade subject to a massive contract agreement that will see him join Turner’s NBA and college basketball studio shots as well as be part of a lot of entertainment projects.
Doing the part of a Turner Sports role, Wade will be seen as a commentator, coming primarily on TNT’s Tuesday night “Players Only” studio coverage, with Shaquille O’Neal and WNBA star Candace Parker.
Wade will also be seen on TNT’s big NBA schedule like the playoffs and All-Star Game.
Wade will additionally be there for the studio engagements at the NCAA Final Four and National Championship, as part of Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ coverage of the event together.
Wade will also be acting as a creative head for projects on Turner’s digital sports outlet according to Bleacher Report.
If that wasn’t enough, Wade and his 59th & Prairie Entertainment production will be creating a lot of entertainment projects for WarnerMedia. Further details on these projects will be revealed at a later date.
“Dwyane is a grand talent. He’s a transcendent star with unique charisma, social and intellectual personality on and off the court,” Jeff Zucker, chairman, WarnerMedia New and Sports, said. “We’re excited to welcome him to the WarnerMedia family and we could not be more delighted to have with us on these brilliant projects.”
Wade played for more than a decade and a half in the NBA with the majority of it coming with the Miami Heat.
He has been part of three title-winning teams, all with the Heat, and was adjudged NBA Finals MVP in 2006. He retired after the 18-19 season.
Since WarnerMedia is set to come up with its own streaming platform, HBO Max, next spring, it is safe to assume Wade will be seen in a lot more of these projects.