Dwyane Wade Gets Golf Lessons from Tony Finau During NBA Game in Utah

Published 10/21/2021, 3:15 PM EDT
BOSTON, MA – APRIL 1: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat controls the ball against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on April 1, 2019. (Staff Photo By Christopher Evans/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) (Photo by Christopher Evans/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images)


For the past few months, retired NBA icon Dwyane Wade has been associated with golf. He was a part of a video series with Tiger Woods, learning from the latter. This week, Wade was at Utah Jazz’s season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, the interaction he had with Tony Finau was what caught everyone’s attention.

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While at the game, both Wade and Finau seemed to be deep in discussion. By the looks of it, the latter was advising the future Hall of Famer about his golf swing. Though the exact details of their conversation will remain unknown, both stars seemed to have fun discussing the sport.

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Dywane Wade interacts with Tony Finau during a Utah Jazz game

In the video shared by the PGA Tour, Finau seems to be sharing some tips with Wade. The Miami Heat legend seems to follow Finau, continuing their conversation. Overall, fans were happy to see the two stars interact. Many even joked about having had the same conversation with a friend.

Aug 23, 2021; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; Tony Finau hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during a playoff with Cameron Smith on the final round of The Northern Trust golf tournament at the Liberty National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
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“That “Hold the Angle” discussion we’ve all had as a beginner!” wrote one fan, referring to the conversation as priceless. Another wrote that they teach, and what Finau is saying is always on their mind. Others considered it a free lesson for themselves, thanking Finau in the replies section.

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Is Dwyane Wade into playing golf?


Earlier this year, Wade and Woods made news after the NBA icon appeared on the show – A Round With Tiger: Celebrity Playing Lessons. As the name suggests, Woods walked Wade through golf. The legends did play a little, while also discussing their respective sports and similarities.
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The two even brushed upon the GOAT subject, where Wade asked Woods if he was comfortable with being called a GOAT. “I’m not the GOAT,” Woods said, adding that he does not think he is there yet. According to the 45-year-old, he cannot be the GOAT as he is still not done and has a lot more to give.

Wade certainly seems to have taken to golf, probably picking it up as a regular hobby.

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Devika

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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