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Amid Lebron James’ Historic Motorsport Feat, ‘Brothers’ Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony Were Spotted Savoring “Excellence” in Aspen

Published 06/18/2023, 12:18 AM EDT

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After his retirement from the NBA, Dwyane Wade decided to kick it back and enjoy fine dining and some wine. Though Wade retired in 2019, he had already started taking the necessary steps for what he wanted to do after his playing days were over. And starting his own cellar was one of them. With no NBA games for quite some time, Wade was spotted with his fellow banana boat friends Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony along with a New Orleans Pelicans star.

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Dwyane Wade often hosts soirees from time to time with his initiative, the ‘When We Gather’ event. While fellow banana boat member LeBron James achieved a historic motorsport feat, it was no surprise seeing The Flash enjoy some good food and wine along with some other known faces and an $8 million worth rapper as well.

Banana boat friends living it up without LeBron James


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The Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade has been active on social media since putting his playing days behind him. And he often shares what he has been up to with his fan base from time to time through his Instagram.

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Recently, Wade was spotted savoring some excellent wine with 38-year-old veteran point guard Chris Paul and former NBA star Carmelo Anthony. All three banana boat friends only needed LeBron James to complete the void in Aspen.


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However, James was not available, as he hoisted the tricolor to get the 24-hour LeMans started. New Orleans Pelicans star C. J. McCollum was also spotted with the three legends. Wade shared a series of pictures with all of them on his Instagram, along with the rapper E-40 as well.


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The three-time NBA champion captioned the series of images, “What’s better than one Black-owned wine brand? A few (wine) There was nothing but excellence in the room during Black on Black at Aspen Food and Wine Festival.”


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Dwyane Wade having the time of his life

Dwyane Wade recently held his fifth When We Gather event in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois on June 13 at the Bronzeville Winery. The 13-time NBA All-Star’s gathering was a huge success as the event turned up a huge crowd.

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Wade had the opportunity to bring out his Three & Wade Cabernet Sauvignon, a production of Wade Wines. This was something that was common in the Aspen festival as well. Not only that, but McCollum’s Pinot Noir was also featured among the bottles of different spirits.

So, while Wade’s longtime brother LeBron James may not have been there, the rest of the group surely did have fun in his absence.

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Written by:

Abhishek Dhariwal


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Abhishek Dhariwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with a background in journalism and mass communication. Abhishek uses storytelling along with feedback gathering to curate elegant and exclusive content for ES. His writing covers a wide range of topics, from in-game coverage to off-court activities of NBA stars.
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