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Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade gets job offer from KFC

posted by Chad Bonham

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In light of the NBA lockout, Dwyane Wade sent out a tongue-in-cheek Tweet to his fans asking for job suggestions. At least one potential employer took him seriously.

CBSSportsline.com posted a portion of the job offer that Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) sent Wade:

Dear Dwyane Wade,

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.

We’ve always been proud to call you a former KFC employee and, it goes without saying we’d love to have you back on our team dishing out the World’s Best Chicken, like you dish out assists on the court.

Our offer: Come serve as an honorary captain at a local KFC drive-thru window. And, while we can’t match your most recent salary, we’ll honor your KFC service by making a donation in your name to Colonel’s Scholars, a charity providing young people with much needed college scholarships, if you accept. How’s that for a slam dunk?

Cheesy basketball metaphors aside, this has to be one of the cleverest PR stunts I’ve seen in a while. And even better, KFC has reportedly announced that donation would be worth $250,000. It’s going to be hard for Wade to turn this down. I mean, he doesn’t have anything else better to do and most fast food joints give their employees some pretty sweet discounts.

Click HERE for a digital interview I conducted with Wade.



  • Chad Bonham

    He didn’t take the job, but he might need to reconsider soon.

  • http://kentuckyfriedchickenrecipe.org/ David

    cheers for the new job
    Kentucky Fried Chicken Recipe

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