Proud Wife Gabrielle Union Cries Out in Happiness as Dwyane Wade Makes Strong Headlines for Oscar 2024

Published 01/23/2024, 8:28 PM EST

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The Oscar nominations are spreading like wildfire all over the internet with fans debating between their favorite films. On the other hand, an unnoticed nomination of an NBA legend has just started making noise on social media. Thanks to Gabrielle Union, who took pride in her husband’s work and decided to let her followers know what the Miami Heat icon is capable of. Looks like Dwyane Wade is following in the steps of late legend Kobe Bryant

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‘The Barber of Little Rock’, a documentary short film that was critically acclaimed for highlighting the racial wealth gap has made it to the Oscars nomination as expected. The documentary had a special focus on Washington’s People Trust (a bank founded by Little Rock barber, Arlo Washington,). It gained attention thanks to its compelling storytelling, and there is a possibility that Dwyane Wade, the executive producer of the venture, will be honored with an Oscar. 

 

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Gabrielle Union, as always, boasted the deserving win on Instagram. She shared, “SCREAMING congratulations to my @dwyanewade…on your Oscar nomination!!!”. D-Wade is just a few months away from what could be a historic win and something that could mean a lot to the NBA community. After all, the last time an NBA champion won an Oscar, it was the Black Mamba in 2018.

How did the NBA community celebrate Kobe Bryant’s victory in the Oscars?

‘Dear Basketball’, an animated short film about a young Kobe Bryant’s aspiration to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, won the Oscars back in 2018. When it comes to Bryant, it is always personal for the fans. His big accomplishment was felt by every fan, and they considered it as a victory of their own.

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Bryant’s acceptance speech was more iconic. He shared, “I’ve always been told that as basketball players, the expectation is that you play. This is all you know…What do you want to do when you retire? ‘Well, I want to be a storyteller…This is a form of validation for people to look and say, ‘OK, he really can do something other than dribble and shoot‘.”

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An Oscar is not everyone’s cup of tea. Kobe Bryant did it five years back. Dwyane Wade has a chance at it now. Can this be another celebrated victory for the NBA fans? Tune in on March 10 to find out.

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