Here's some stuff that happened on Twitter in the last 24 hours...
As part of Dwyane Wade's ongoing image makeover, he changed his Twitter handle last night from his name to "Way of WADE." So, D-Wade has now assumed the identity of a basketball shoe, I or something like that. WE KID BECAUSE WE LOVE.
You know, the literal translation from Mandarin of Dwyane Wade's new shoe is actually "The Ways of Dwyane Wade." I don't know why the shoe company and Wade decided to make "Way" singular. I guess it sounds more ideological or something. I'm sure a focus group could tell me. I like the name because it reminds me of a title of an old-school Chinese Kung Fu movie. Enter the Dragon. Way of WADE.
I like Wade's shoes, but more importantly I like that he's not afraid to be different. I'd buy his shoes just for that very reason but, hey, I'm kinda iconoclastic. As Wade said in the tweet #Daretobedifferent. I can see it now, every anti-establishment revolutionary teenage hipster is going to be wearing Way of WADE next year. (The shoes drop in the U.S. in 2013.) This Wade guy, he's growing on me.
WAY OF WADE: IF I WORE BASKETBALL SHOES, I'D WEAR THESE
Check out that splatter paint. That stuff screams counterculture.
Oh, before I forget, here's the new design of Wade's Twitter page. Wade's new Twitter avi is that round and black circle. It's the logo of his new shoe brand for Li-Ning. It's supposed to be a clock.
Other stuff happened on Twitter last night. Like, Metta World Peace lost MAJOR cool points. Check out this tweet Metta threw up at some odd hour in the morning.
A few fans apparently alerted Metta to his gaffe and here's what he wrote.
Let me ask you this: How can a man with the surname of World Peace not know a Bob Marley song when he hears it? It's like Sarah Palin not being able to recognize the exact caliber of a bullet just by hearing the sound of a muzzle blast.
Now there's a match. World Peace and Palin. Funny thing is, I bet they'd be pretty happy together.
One time, World Peace asked me this question: "Are you rolling on X?" That's a true story. Also a true story: See that picture of MLK in World Peace's Twitter avi? It's of the time when MLK was put in the Birmingham City Jail. My best friend's mom (she was in high school at the time and attending Birmingham Parker High), along with many other teenagers and children, was arrested alongside MLK and put in jail that day for a peaceful protest. One great lady. She basically raised me as a surrogate mother. Her son is the godfather of my kids.
ANYWAY, onto more Twitter stuff.
Jeremy Lin, the Houston Rockets' new superstar, the guy who was absolutely embarrassed, brutalized and violated by the defense of Mario Chalmers last year, is on the cover of GQ. It's a great cover shot and Lin is looking really cool. (Which reminds me, before I forget; Lin is on the cover of GQ the same week Carmelo is on the cover of ESPN Mag. Any coincidence?) ANYHOW, Lin dropped this Twitter gem in response to his big splashy magazine cover.
JUST KIDDING. Jeremy Lin has great handles.
Here's the GQ cover shot.
Now, ask yourself, what the heck is wrong with this photo? You see that basketball? It looks like one of those $1 balls you buy at Wal-Mart. You're telling me GQ was too cheap to buy an official basketball? For me, it completely ruins the entire shot. But, hey, maybe Lin can't palm a basketball. Who knows.