Lil Wayne Wears a Lil Wade, Aids in Heat Win

It is officially a fashion trend. Since he took a Juwan Howard elbow to the face earlier this month and needed six stitches, the ever-stylish Dwyane Wade has been brandishing a series of personalized Band-Aid-like adhesive bandages (not to be confused with Band-Aids, pictured here) under his left eye.

Soon, the creepy Miami Heat mascot, Burnie, followed suit, wearing a similar bandage under his eye.

Last night, Lil Wayne got in on the action. He showed up courtside wearing a red adhesive bandage to honor the NBA's leading scorer. (Fans might note that Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., uses the more traditional A-Y spelling of Dwayne. One that doesn't drive copyeditors insane.)

In the 103-91 victory over the slumping Pistons, Wade followed his career-high 50 points against Orlando with a career-high 16 assists. It was the 30th win of the year for the Heat, doubling the win total from last year with 26 games left to play.

Upcoming Events

After the game, D-Wade said he's calling the new fashion statement "Band-Wades." Whatever works.

Yahoo! sports chronicles the first few Band-Wades here.


Sponsor Content

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >