Dwyane Wade scored 27 points against the Lakers, won a big game against a team with a lot to prove that needed a win desperately, then put on a t-shirt of a man he would end up standing next to later that evening. And that, my friends, is the extent of his 31st birthday celebrations because a) he’s a grownup and b) the Heat had places to go.
“Yo, D-Wade,” James yelled across the locker room as his teammates packed up. “Where are we going for your birthday?”
“We’re going to the plane to fly all night,” Wade said. “Maybe they’ll have some cake and music.”
It could have been worse. He could have been Earl Clark, who asked for exactly what Dwyane Wade got but ended up without a birthday gift. Not to mention, it sounds like Dwyaner was able to avoid celebrating with Chris Bosh, which can get very messy and sticky. All things considered, not the worst birthday ever. Just super boring. Winning is such a drag.