Last night, the Miami Heat somehow lost to a Los Angeles Lakers team engulfed in drama, but that didn’t suppress Dwyane Wade’s good mood, and he couldn’t help taking a few jabs at his buddy Kobe Bryant during the Lakers star’s post-game press conference.
Wearing an enormous hat, D-Wade busted in on Bryant’s presser, teasing him about taking too long to finish talking with the media and telling him that he and his wife were waiting for Kobe so they could proceed to whatever luxurious activity they had planned in LA after the game. Bryant wasn’t having it, though. He teased right back, telling Wade that he was “going to be the oldest guy in the league” next season when Bryant retires.
Wade, who will be 35 next January, won’t really be the league’s elder statesmen, but he’ll be close. For now, it’s fun to watch Bryant’s hardened exterior melt away to reveal the warm, friendly and unterrifying old man he’s become in his final season.