“I can’t sing, but now it’s a thing people look forward to,” said Wade over the phone from Miami on Friday, where he was hosting the first annual Dwyane Wade Fantasy Camp for men ages 35-68. “I sang again last year. It was worse the first year.”
Wade may break out the karaoke at his Bowling Classic at 10Pin Bowling Lounge on Thursday, but he's off the hook the rest of the weekend. "American Boy" singer Estelle will handle singing duties when she takes the stage at the fourth annual Wade's World Weekend kick-off party at Enclave later that night.
On Saturday, the former
“I think that’s the best part of the weekend,” Wade said of the talent show. “It’s phenomenal. It’s what the weekend is all about — giving kids a platform. Our motto is ‘Every child deserves a shot.’ Maybe one day a star will come from Chicago Has Talent.”
The weekend will also include a father-son camp on Thursday, a $350-per-person benefit dinner at Trump Tower and VIP party at 8fifty8 in the
As usual, the event is expected to attract celebrities and athletes. Past attendees have included Lupe Fiasco, Common, Tyrese Gibson, Lauren London, Jamie Hector (who played the memorable Marlo Stanfield on “The Wire”) and the
Is Marion invited this year, even though his Mavs defeated Wade’s Heat in the NBA Finals in June?
“He’s invited,” Wade said. “He’s a good friend. He’s actually a neighbor of mine. Even though he won the championship, that doesn’t take away from our friendship.”
(Update: Marion's people tell me he will attend the kick-off party at Enclave.)