NBA Rumors: Did Dwyane Wade Send Shaq Message On The Tonight Show?

July 20th, 2010 by Benny Vargas Leave a reply »
If it took Hell freezing over for the Eagles to reunite, what will it take for Shaquille O'Neal to rejoin the Miami Heat?

Last evening, Dwyane Wade appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno and had a rather interesting prop with him.

When asked by Jay if there was one player he'd like to see in Miami, Wade replied "I was thinking of one guy I really wanted, and since they say I'm a recruiter, I thought I'd do a little recruiting out here in L.A."

Wade then proceeded to take out a No. 32 jersey. The jersey had the name Leno on a piece of tape. I was then expecting him to pull it off and show O'Neal beneath it.

Instead, it said (Don) Rickles. Rickles is a legendary comedian that was also on the show and sitting next to Wade.

It wasn't a huge thing then, but something still struck me as odd. Why Shaq's old number? Wade could have brought any jersey with him. He could've given ANY number, and he chose O'Neal's.

The way I see it, nothing is done accidentally. So this was either a very subtle jab at Shaq, perhaps a way of saying "Hey, we can have two old white guys take your spot. Then again it could've been an ...

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