Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 9:20 am  |  40 responses

Dwyane Wade Paints His Toenails

Dwyane Wade talks to GQ about the evolution of his personal style, and reveals that he paints his toenails black. Do with this information what you will: “His style especially has grown more experimental, flamboyant even. Still, I never saw this revelation coming: ‘Three years ago I was like, ‘Man, I kind of want to paint my toenails black,’ Wade tells me. We’re on-set at a Manhattan photo studio right now his feet are covered by striped Paul Smith socks and size 14 Jordans. ‘At first I thought, ‘Nah, I can’t do that. They’re going to kill me.’ But eventually I decided to try it.’ He went to Miami’s Mondrian hotel and asked a shocked pedicurist to give him the Marilyn Manson treatment. ‘Later I was on vacation in the Bahamas with LeBron,’ Wade says, laughing, ‘and when he saw my toes he was like, ‘Something is seriously wrong with you.’ But eventually Bron was like, ‘You know what? You’re crazy, but that’s just you.’ When I first got into the league, I tried to fit in. Now I don’t care.’”

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  • http://Zogs.ca Zogs

    I heard that he said if he wasn’t a NBA player he would be a male underwear model…painted toe nails…NO HOMO

  • robb

    Dwayne is so gothic

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Wade and Bron would be such a nice couple..


    looooooooool at max. Wade has a serious issue. I saw some his magazine picture, and let’s just say if he wasn’t with Gab i’ll be asking myself some questions?

  • Spydermaan

    Hehehehe a nice couple indeed

  • http://www.slamonline.com Sam Riches

    Must have got the pedicure advice from Shaq…

  • jimmythesaint67

    .. more signs of The Apocalypse ..

  • RobbieJay

    @jimmy it is upon us! (que epic music)

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    Gabriel Union = WIN regardless….Man I’d paint my toenails pink with Gabby….


    Dwyane Wade is obviously super comfortable with his heterosexuality, it’s those who are NOT that couldn’t pull that off. Perhaps Wade could start wearing some Heat red lipstick too. rofl, jk….At the end of the day, props to Wade…he’s a role model to some kid out there being bullied for painting his toenails. The NBA Cares!

  • bike

    D-Wade no longer commands any respect from me. D-Wade is a Nancey Boy.


    There are worst things than painting your toe nails black.
    Who cares anyway?

  • Riggs

    comfortable or not, thats f*cking gay.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Gay or not, he’s still f*cking Gabrielle Union.

  • http://slamonline.com YKnoT

    Dwade=2011 John Amechi?


    It’s very possible that those who’re quick to “point the finger” at others and make assumptions that they’re gay tend to be the ones who are self loathing closeted homosexuals themselves. A man painting his toenails is certainly different, but not gay. Just makes Wade colorful. To a degree Walt “Clyde” Frazier was/is colorful like that and doesn’t care what others think. It’s not like Wade is putting on wedding gowns for pete’s sake, not that there’s anything wrong with that either.

  • http://blackmarketwares.com Christian Waterman


  • angus

    that sort of thing does not make you gay, idiots.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHoliday

    He prolly paints his toenails black because they’re black already! That’s what happens when you run with a franchise on your back for years!

  • O

    Aaaaaaaaaaaand three goes the last shred of respect I had for Wade. And just cause he creating the beast with two backs with Gabby Union don’t mean nathans. Ricky Martin was banging out that cute blonde chick and look how that turned out.

  • OneStep

    It doesn’t take much of a story for the retarded homophobes to crawl out from under their rocks and spew the usual b.s. You pathetic little mummies boys.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I’m still not tripping bout dude painting his toenails black tho.
    I mean, yeah if anything that’s more goth than gay.

  • mike

    C’mon son (in my ed lover voice)

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  • fruizm

    gay or not….whats the point of doing that?? just makes no sense.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Skinny jeans make no sense either.
    Doing the dougie makes no sense either.
    But hey…those are “in” right now.
    And more effeminate than a dude painting his toenails black.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @KHoliday, precisely. Do the type of running these cats do and your toes are bound to be mashed….no excuse to paint them but then again he has Gabby so he can do whatever he wants…

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @O…..comparing Gabby to “some blonde chick” is like comparing the Taj Mahal to some building. Anyways like I said, he has Gabby….that negates ALL losses…PERIOD

  • bike

    Something tells me that D-Wade gets a little stiffy every time he passes by a mirror.

  • O

    I remember reading that Gwen Stefani routinely takes her baby son with her to get pedicures and their nails done. Now you tell me, if your baby mama is routinely taking your little man to get their toes and nails painted up, would you think, “Hey, Dwayne Wade does it. So it’s all good.”??

  • O

    @ Black Rick Kamla, Gabby is a cutie, but she ain’t even in the top 10 list of baddest chicks alive. Maybe not even top 20! She ain’t even crack ANY category of “O’s Smash List.” lol. She a cutie, but i’d have to assume that even a twinkle toed D-Wade could do better than her.



  • http://slamonline.com BossTerry

    Cosign iamorange… At least hes not doin it hot pink.. I saw Seal on TMZ, also with black toenails.. Wish the lockout would end so we can get some REAL stories to discuss.. Anyone know if A.C. Green got laid yet?

  • PeteRocks

    This story should not have ever been written, you people are idiots!

  • Gwendolyn

    Is it possible that he has Fungus on his toes? So he paints them black which would not show the fungus…Just asking.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    i dont get yall
    gabrielle union is not even poppin.
    give me beyonce and megan goode

  • LA Huey

    I let my lady (and my daughter when she becomes old enough) paint my toe nails if she feels like it. I get ish from strangers and my friends whenever I’m out with my toes exposed but frankly, I don’t care and I’m not trying to impress anyone.

  • LA Huey

    And co-sign Orange. Take shots at him for being “weird”, “eccentric”, or whatever but questioning his sexuality says more about you.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Co-sign LA Huey about both comments.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Who gives a sh!t about his painted toenails or his sexuality? And how are they even related?
    Wow are there some stupid @ss comments in this thread.