It’s been some time since Dwyane Wade made a Miami Heat fan happy.
But he made the day for one Heat fan/Uber driver from Orlando on Tuesday.
But first, Wade rented out a Waffle House so a few of his Chicago Bulls teammates could eat shortly after the team arrived in Orlando on Tuesday. Wade, unable to play in Wednesday’s game because of a thigh injury, posted Snapshot videos of himself with teammates Isaiah Canaan, Cameron Payne and Jerian Grant in the diner.
“My teammates said they want to go to Waffle House, so I rented out Waffle House,” Wade said on his video. “I usually don’t eat Waffle House or eat like this, but sometimes, you know, you gotta do what the guys do.”
Without Wade, the Bulls then went out and did what the Heat have done three times in four games against the lowly Magic. … lost, which helped his former team. With its win over the Hornets, Miami moved to within a half game of the Bulls and Pistons, who occupy the seventh and eighth spots in East.
Miami has won 20-of-24 games and two of losses are to the Magic.
But the fun continued after the Waffle House bonding session.
Wade ordered an Uber and his driver turned out be a Heat fan, who was excited to see one of his former heroes.
The driver talked about how he was thinking he was picking up “ordinary people” from the Waffle House and how he thought the passenger looked “like D-Wade” before realizing “this is the D-Wade!”
“You the man, you are the man,” he told Wade, who thanked him. He then said he was going to tell his family, “guess who was in my Uber? They’re not going to believe me.”
The driver then said he not only went to Miami Central and played soccer, but “took them to them to their first championship in any sport.”
Finally, he pulled out his phone to show Wade a picture of him with Alonzo Mourning.
“OK, I see. Big Zo. Gottcha,” Wade said.
Wade appeared to enjoy the encounter.
“Gotta love real fans,” he wrote across one of the videos followed by ,“We’re gonna be fast friend by the end of this 15mins.”
No word on whether Wade broke Uber policy and tipped his driver.