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Dwyane Wade nearly had a ‘Michael Jackson-Pepsi commercial’ incident (pic)

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Prior to tipoff of Game 5 between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, the pyrotechnics were in full effect at AmericanAirlines Arena. A massive fireball appears to be igniting in a red-hot blaze of, um, hotness, in what appears to be incredibly close proximity to Dwyane Wade as he adjusts his kneepads.

Sure, the nearness of the fireball to Wade’s head simply could be the result of the angle and perspective of the camera, but it certainly looks too close for comfort.

So close, in fact, that it’s possible Wade nearly experienced a “Michael Jackson shooting a Pepsi commercial” incident.

What’s that? What do you mean what am I talking about? Darn kids. In 1984, Michael Jackson was shooting a commercial for Pepsi when an explosion going off too early set Jackson’s hair on fire.

Oh, you mean “Who’s Michael Jackson?” Damn whippersnappers. Gee whiz.

[H/T For the Win]