Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 at 2:45 pm  |  19 responses

Flo Rida

The man behind the Flashing lights.

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Under the setting Florida sun, just weeks before his fifth All-Star Game, Dwyane Wade stepped outside of the American Airlines arena to pose for this shot. Kids voices across the water could be faintly heard behind the snapping of Atiba Jefferson’s shutter and the flashing of the camera’s lights. Soft waves foamed against the pier as the crew quickly made use of the waning hours. Everyone had done this before; they were moving with a smooth economy. Wade breathed in the fresh Bay air with comfort. His third SLAM solo cover, he knew, would be a the best yet. He thought to himself what the headline would be–”Flashpoint,” which ran on the cover of Ish 87, was his favorite on any publication. Ever.

It was a perfect evening in one of the perfect cities in America. If there’s such thing as a SLAM curse, it wouldn’t happen this month, this year, he knew. After the lights and the cameras and the equipment were all stowed away, Wade took a deep breath… and went on to win yet another Player of the Month. — Ryne Nelson

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  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Dwyane needs to go back to the short sock look….he appears to be as tall as Lil Nate in this shot.

  • underdog

    Nice socks.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    Since he’s basically carrying an NBDL team to a 4 or 5 spot in the playoffs, maybe leave his socks alone?

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Yeah yeah yeah yeah
    Miami uh uh
    Southbeach bringin the heat uh
    Haha can yall feel that
    Can yall feel that
    Jig it out uh

    Here I am in the place where I come let go
    Miami the base and the sunset glow
    Everyday like a mardi gras everybody party all day
    No work all play okay
    So we sip a little something lay to rest the spill
    Me an charlie at the bar runnin up a high bill
    Nothin less than ill when we dress to kill
    Everytime the ladies pass they be like hi will
    Can yall feel me all ages and races
    Real sweet faces
    Every different nation spanish hatian indian jamaican
    Black white cuban and asian
    I only came for two days of playing
    But everytime I come I always wind up stayin
    This the type of town I could spend a few days in
    Miami the city that keeps the roof blazin

    Party in the city where the heat is on
    All night on the beach till the break of dawn
    Welcome to miami
    Buenvenidos a miami
    Bouncin in the club where the heat is on
    All night on the beach till the break of dawn
    Im goin to miami
    Welcome to miami

    Yo I heard the rainstorms aint nothin to mess with
    But I cant feel a drip on the strip its a trip
    Ladies half dressed fully equipped
    And they be screamin out will we loved your last hit
    So Im thinkin ima scoot me somethin hot
    In this south sea merengue melting pot
    Hottest club in the city and its right on the beach
    Temperature get to ya its about to reach
    Five hundred degrees
    In the carribean seas with the hot mommies
    Screamin aii poppy
    Everytime I come to town they be spottin me
    In the drop bentley aint no stoppin me
    So cash in your door
    We flow to this fashion show
    Pound for pound anywhere you go
    Yo aint no city in the world like this
    An if you ask how I know I gots ta feed the film

    Dont get me wrong shytown got it goin on
    An new york is the city that we know dont sleep
    An we all know that l a and philly stay jiggy
    But on the sneak miami bringin heat for real
    Yall dont understand
    I never seen so many dominican women with cinnimon tans
    Mierda this is the plan
    Take a walk on the beach draw a heart in the sand
    Gimmie your hand
    Damn you look sexy
    Lets go to my yacht in the west keys
    Ride my jetskis loungin in the palm trees
    Cause you gotta have cheese for the summerhouse piece on southbeach
    Water so clear you can see to the bottom
    Hundred thousand dollar cars eybody got em
    Aint no surprise in the club to see sly stallone
    Miami my second home

  • mark

    nice Anton

  • chill

    God this picture is awesome.

  • wilz

    oh ya…so many “perfect cities”

  • j-smoov 5

    WADE 4 MVP!!!!


    DWADE just keep doing your thing…dont worry about MVP…as long as your in the talks thats a bonus because ppl will always know whose the REAL MVP…

    ..for now just worry about these playoffs..this young miami heat will have to put all distractions aside and play ball for the better…so whatever happens will gather them together for next year….because every year you have to get better

  • jose

    Anton is that a challenge.ha just kiddin .nice rap

    WADE 4 MVP

  • KingV

    will smith

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  • Randy Brown

    The red Heat vest is sweet as hell. I wish I liked one of their players so I could buy one

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    Wade averaged 43.3 points on 53.8 percent shooting and also had 6.7 rebounds, 9.3 assists and 4.0 steals to lead Miami (36-30) during last week’s winning streak. Despite that, Wade failed to repeat as the league’s Eastern Conference player of the week, losing out to LeBron James………. how did wade not get player of the week?????????????????????

  • Sesa

    for some reason, I don’t like his socks

  • Nate James

    Jermain oneal MVP!

  • rjcortesjumpman

    I agree Sesa — the socks are kinda dopey… and while we’re at it, don’t u think d-wade needs a better shoe deal???

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