D-Wade’s 8-Steps In 90 Seconds (Video)

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Much was made of the NBA’s new 90-second rule that mandates players finish up their pregame handshakes and dancing in short order or risk the wrath of the league’s fine police.

To date, we haven’t heard of anyone running afoul of the rule or being reprimanded for coming close.

That might have something to do with the player modifications to their routines, an effort best exemplified by pregame ritual superstar Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat. Wade proves (courtesy of our friends at The NOC) that it can all be done with time to spare:


  1. ism says:

    I’d have loved to see him run around with that headband-cam he obviously wore for some this clip.

  2. Koperboy says:

    geoff: Maybe he did that routine right after a workout.

  3. meh says:

    he’s just making the breath noise.. he’s not tired at all lol

  4. geoff says:

    how is someone who makes tens of millions playing an athletic sport for a living, tired after one circle around the court and a couple pull ups. i mean he’s not really tired, but he honestly shouldn’t even be breathing as hard as he was.

    • Alex says:

      If you honestly think he was being serious..then i seriously question your judgement. Hes the best at what he does. Since when are you qualified to judge how hard an elite athlete should be puffing after how much or how little exercise he does for a video. You watch him night in night out on the court all season. How can you honestly question his fitness levels.

    • WMH says:

      Because he´s most likely exaggerating and secondly, he´s talking to us watchers while running and jumping which messes up his breathing rhythm. As if it matters in a comedy video…

    • eimantas says:

      it becouse he was talking all the time

    • john says:

      Easy, it’s because they probably did multiple takes. Also, he likely looked tired on purpose for dramatic effect on TV.

    • Arky says:

      Might be a hint that by the time they filmed that bit, he’d done a half dozen sets of circles around the court and rim pull-ups while they got the shot right or he got the lines right or people jumped out in the middle of filming to prank him or whatever.

    • bergerhead says:

      like in every shooting of a film/video they must make at least 4-5 times more material to be edited and formed into a video. so those pull ups whick you saw were filmed from one angle, then filmed from someone’s head (i think wade’s), and all those should have been exercised like 4-5 times more in order to have shooting material to select from during editing.

    • amar says:

      I’m sure he just wanted to emphasize that he did all that a lot faster that usual. of course he wasnt really tired. cant believe youre criticizing the way he breathes

    • Nima says:

      And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

      Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

      Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

  5. anthony says:

    man, the rules for this game has been increasing. I never heard this many rules implemented in 1 year. Some rules I think is good, for example the flopping call. But pre-game routines restriction? like come on, that’s how players get in their zone. It’s like baking a cake without proper pre-heating time for the oven.

  6. StraightUpJumpshot says:

    There are definitely too many rules in today’s NBA. In my opinion it’s sapping the heart and soul out of American professional basketball. Back with MJ and Sir Charles players could play their own game (although it may have been annoying) without fear of reprimand from the NBA fine police.I’m sure it serves a purpose but I just can’t see it yet.

  7. K.I.N.G says:

    LOL … Gotta acknowledge the Fans