Dwyane Wade is a hot commodity according to a report from the New York Post. The report states that both TNT and ESPN are preparing their pitches to court Wade to their networks. As a part of their coverage for the rest of the post-season.
Wade has done some playoff coverage in the past when he worked with ABC/ESPN, but the future Hall of Famer hasn’t announced that he would like to be a full-time analyst in his post-playing career.
There is a possibility that ABC/ESPN could be looking to make over their pre-game show, “NBA Countdown,” for next year or minor changes to the panel.
According to numerous reports that there is a group of executives in Bristol Connecticut that aren’t fans of NBA Countdown’s Michelle Beadle, and if they decided to replace her. Maria Taylor and Rachel Nichols are considered the two front runners to replace her.
The Panel of Beadle, Jalen Rose, Chauncey Billups, and Paul Pierce has not been exciting as TNT’s Inside the NBA. If ESPN were to add Wade to their network is a well like personality and could help the program that is struggling to find its niche. Plus Paul Pierce and Wade could possibly build chemistry off of the who had a better playing carer argument that Pierce started earlier this year.
Speaking of Inside the NBA on paper it doesn’t seem like they would have room for Wade on their panel, but if Barkley, who is currently 56-year-old stays true to his word and decides to retire at the age of 60.