Chicago Tribune trolls Dwyane Wade with AARP headline (pic)
While the age of 34 is quite young in the grand scheme of things, being that age in the NBA makes a player much closer to the end of his career than the beginning. That much is indisputable.
With Dwyane Wade joining the Heat and obviously getting up there in years — from a pro basketball standpoint — the wisenheimer headline writers at the Chicago Tribune evidently thought it would be quite the hoot to crack wise about the advancing age of the newest Chicago Bull.
A hero's welcome for Dwyane Wade in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/3FvdeFK4at
— Jason Lieser (@JasonLieser) July 8, 2016
Oof. That’s cold-blooded. And it juxtaposes a stark contrast between how a local Chicago paper treated Wade’s arrival with how the Heat took out full-page ads in three Florida papers to say goodbye to the departing legend.
Here's the full-page ad the Heat placed in three South Florida newspapers today for Dwyane Wade. pic.twitter.com/72KVDQRdd1
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) July 8, 2016
And it’s worth noting that according to AARP age restrictions, Wade technically would have to wait another 16 years to become a member of the organization, as one has to be 50 to gain admittance. So there, smart-aleck headline writers at the Chicago Tribune. Consarn it.