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NBA great Dwyane Wade tries his hand at rapping with “Season Ticket Holder”

Featuring Rick Ross, Raphael Saadiq and UD.

Rick Ross & Dwyane Wade
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In regards to NBA champion Dwyane Wade, there should be no debate about his legendary status in sports. What’s surprising today is his decision to step into the studio to record music — and he’s got some big name help to assist him.

As a contribution to the forthcoming documentary D. Wade: Life Unexpected, the former Miami heat guard connects with Miami area native Rick Ross on a new single titled “Season Ticket Holder,” which sees additional assistance from Raphael Saadiq and fellow NBA/Miami Heat athlete Udonis Haslem (who goes by UD40 as his Rap moniker). On the Sap-produced track, D-Wade delivers some dope bars that sound like Rozay might’ve ghostwritten them:

“I’m the son of a saint, still considered a sinner/

Three rings on his finger, yeah that boy was a winner/

Never known as a singer but this might be a single/

Always bet on your homies, then go buy the casino/

Ball is my passion, check my stats if they askin’/

Shawty checkin’ my page, she follow my fashion/

My life is a film and Gab’s the lead/

She’s so precious to me, as the air that I breathe/

Time to fuel up the jet, D-Wade jersey the drip/

Lamborghini’s to match, got Guccis on the strip/

These haters beneath us as I’m lacin’ my sneakers/

Season sixteen, Lamborghinis and Neimans.../”

Wade’s resume is pretty set in stone. In addition to winning an Olympic gold medal, the Chicago born-and-bred athlete earned himself three NBA championship rings during his tenure, two of them won back-to-back in 2012 and 2013. This year saw the Miami Heat retire his number 3 jersey for his accomplishments. Interestingly enough, this isn’t Dwyane’s first hip hop attempt “on record” — he previously joined in on the “So Gone” social media challenge back in 2016.

You can press play on “Season Ticket Holder” below...D. Wade: Life Unexpected airs on ESPN this Sunday (February 23rd).

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