Fan Wins Autographed Dwyane Wade Sneakers, But Wade Never Signed Them
File this in the “WTF” bin.
Karim Khatib attended the Michael Jordan Flight School skill development camp in Goleto, CA and scored the swag of a lifetime when he won a pair of sneakers autographed by the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade…or so he thought.
When Khatib took to Twitter to announce his prize, he probably never thought that Dwyane Wade would respond back to him. Well, he did. However, what Wade replied surely caught Khatib off guard.
‘Whoa. Now that’s a cold slap of reality right there. For Wade to respond is one thing. It’s another thing entirely when the response tells you that the shoes that you thought were signed by him, weren’t.
Now, let’s put this in perspective. It’s not like Khatib won the sneakers signed by the two-time NBA champion in some bootleg contest. He won them at Michael Jordan Flight School. Obviously, somebody over there blew it big time and thought faking Wade’s signature would get over on the winner. Too bad that you can look online and see that the signatures aren’t the same.
How surreal is it that these shoes came from Michael Jordan’s camp? Hopefully, MJ and/or his team heard about it and are embarrassed by the ordeal. Better yet, what should Dwyane Wade do now that he knows that a kid got some shoes with his fake autograph? Should he go ahead and send Khatib a fresh pair of kicks with his real autograph? He took the time out to reply to a tweet, so why not?