Dwyane Wade is a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer, NBA champion, and successful businessman, but it's possible he was a different person more than a decade ago. If we are to believe his ex-business partner, The Flash had himself a blast setting up wild parties in Miami.
The life of a bachelor
Wade’s ex-business partner, Richard Von Houtman, claimed The Flash had marijuana-filled sex parties in 2007, which suprised him. Richard stated that he allowed the Miami Heat star to rent a $1.7 million, two-story condo in the Spear Building on Miami Beach. The condo was used as an office for Wade Global Enterprises, but extra-curricular activities outside the agreed terms apparently happened.
“He and his friends are just a bunch of idiots. I mean, I’m in Chicago at a charity party in 2007, and weed is being passed around and Wade takes a hit. In front of everybody. There were always dozens of people in there. Rappers, Dwyane and his entourage, women they’d pick up in clubs.”
“They (Wade and Andrews) both made it clear to me how their goal in life is to have sex with as many women as possible.”
Richard Von Houtman, Deadspin
Von Houtman was referring to Wade’s childhood friend Marcus Andrews. If you were wondering how does Gabrielle Union fits into all of this, the timeline keeps D-Wade out of trouble. Wade and wife Gabrielle Union met in 2007 but started dating in 2008.
A 25-year-old millionaire athlete wanted to have sex with a lot of women? Sounds like almost any other 25 year old on Earth, apart from the fact Wade had a much better chance to achieve that goal than most people.
With a grain of salt
Wade’s publicist already said that the allegations were nothing but a work of fiction. As an ex-business partner, it’s also doubtful if Von Houtman was telling the truth or deliberately tarnishing Wade’s reputation. Several stories were published linking Von Houtman to the divorce proceedings of Wade and Union back when their marriage was on the rocks. He allegedly wanted to present Wade as a wife-beater but never showed substantial evidence for the serious claim.
Meanwhile, the 13-time All-Star’s marijuana use could be true. He has invested in a cannabis business in 2021 and even got caught smoking what looked like a joint during his birthday celebration with close pals Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James.
We always talk about the fact LeBron and his generation basically had scandal-free careers off the court. Whether this story is true or not, everyone understands they didn’t spend their free time playing chess and reading books about gardening. They were smart enough to keep it in controlled environments and never cross a line that would create a scandal.
P.S. Hey NBA, can we drop the act and just say marijuana is no longer a forbidden substance?