When it comes to die-hard fans of the Miami Heat, actress Gabrielle Union definitely fits the bill. American actress and former model just happens to be the longtime girlfriend of Miami Heat superstar, Dwyane Wade.
Most NBA girlfriends who attend their boyfriend’s games usually sit quietly in courtside, look beautiful, make gestures and yell out once in a while based on the happenings of the game. Gabrielle Union is totally different.
The 39-year-old bombshell [definitely doesn't look like Union is 39!] made it a priority to heckle and scream at her man if “D-Wade” wasn’t playing well. However, Gabrielle Union never discriminated. The established movie star also found the time to irritate and provoke other opposing athletes who were playing against the Miami Heat. When it came to being loud and focused into the game, Gabrielle Union was not afraid of letting any athlete hear it, even her boyfriend, Dwyane Wade.
This week, Union visited Conan O’Brien on his late-night TBS program to promote her latest movie, “Think Like A Man.” We come to find out that all the badgering and shouting out to players had been taken away. Gabrielle Union explained why.
“I’m bad, I don’t sit courtside… that got killed when I became as vocal,” Union said.
It seemed that All-Star NBA player, Dwyane Wade had requested for the love of his life to move a few rows back because the Heat talented shooting guard was hearing everything and didn’t appreciate all the negative feedback. If you ask me, that’s hilarious.
“I’m like Dance Mom,” Union continued to say. “I become like Bobby Knight [retired basketball coach who was known for many temper tantrums] and the Great Santini. Brick! You know… Air ball! Who’s going to tell him [Dwyane Wade] if not me?”
Gabrielle Union is definitely a playful bully. The actress had also mentioned that she even went after the officials, such as veteran referee, Dick Bavetta. During a game when Bavetta didn’t seem to be calling fouls, Union felt the need to take things into her own hands.
“You’ll get your Viagra if you just make a call,” the actress yelled out.
We’re surprised Dwyane Wade didn’t get a technical for that one. With everything set and done, while it might be a bit annoying to have a girlfriend who constantly yells out certain negative remarks, it’s also great to have someone that fully supports and loves what her other half is doing for a living.
You can’t knock Gabrielle Union for that.
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