D-Wade Charging $12,500 for Fans to Take Their Talents to South Beach

If you’re 35 years or older, have a desire to play hoops with an NBA star, and don’t mind spending $12,500, the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade has the perfect opportunity for you. The Dwyane Wade Fantasy Camp is scheduled for Aug. 18-21 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach and it’s going to be the time of your life. Just ask the website.

Special guests such as Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and assistant coach David Fizdale (who’s last name is misspelled on the camp’s site) are scheduled to appear, but an NBA lockout would prevent team staff from having contact with players. Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown is scheduled as a special guest too. Just in case you were wondering.

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Before I complain, I have to be fair and say that D-Wade still holds affordable camps for kids. His adult camp is simply a cash grab in the same vein as Michael Jordan’s camp or Jose Canseco charging people to hang out with him. At least the Wade and Jordan camps give away shoes. The only thing you get for being with Canseco is arrested.

The drills and games will be held on a court constructed in the hotel’s ballroom and the campers will room in the Tresor Junior Suites. I gotta admit the ballroom basketball court sounds awesome. It’s always been my dream to ball under a chandelier.

In a bit of related news, Adam Morrison has announced plans for his basketball camp. The fee is only $150 but all campers must have their medical marijuana license.

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Dwyane Wade Miami Beach fantasy camp carries $12,500 tab [Sun Sentinel]