Dwyane Wade of the Miami heat, has just recently been offered a new position, but not on the court.
While some basketball stars are considering offers from international teams with the NBA in the midst of a lockout, Wade has received an offer from a previous employer and one of America’s favorite fast-food joints–KFC.
A Chicago-area KFC restaurant agreed to make a $250,000 donation to KFC’s Colonel Scholars. The South Florida Sun reports that if Wade accepts the job of working at the KFC drive-thru window, the company will make the scholarship in the basketball star’s name. Wade worked at this same KFC as a teenager.
The South Florida Sun reports that Wade, guard for Heat, tweeted “Any1 hiring?” once the NBA Lockout became official. He received a response, although it is not from the source he could have imagined.
The general manager of KFC, John Cywinski, saw Wade’s recent tweet, and decided to write a letter to him, telling him of how he could be of assistance.
Some excerpts from the letter include:
“We couldn’t help but notice your recent tweet about looking for a new line of work in light of the lockout. We’re always looking for folks with precisely your qualifications initiative, teamwork, and the ability to make buckets in a hurry,” according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
The news of Wade’s latest job offers comes days after New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams announced he reached an agreement with a basketball team in Turkey.
Another local NBA star, Amar’e Stoudemire, announced he won’t play overseas after he asked his Twitter followers if he should play overseas.