ATLANTA (AP) — Dwyane Wade has finally spoken up about his alleged romance with Star Jones: "Star is an unbelievable woman. We have a great, great relationship. As friends."
"We're friends, just like a lot of celebrities. We are friends," the Miami Heat star said Thursday during a guest appearance on "Inside the NBA," the jocular TNT show featuring Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson.
"Are y'all close friends?" Smith asked. "We're good friends," Wade responded.
"Are you the kind of friends that drink out of one cup with two straws?" Smith persisted, referring to a much-discussed photo of Wade, 26, and Jones, the 46-year-old TV personality who recently filed for divorce, at a tennis match. "Those kind of friends?"
"We are friends. That's all," said Wade, who is married to his high school sweetheart and has two sons.
"Good friends?" Barkley interjected.
"Naw, Chuck," Wade said with a smile.
Some hilarity ensued. Barkley broke through the commotion to say, "I like Star. She's a cougar."
"What's a cougar?" Smith asked, not so innocently, a perfect lob to Barkley.
Sir Charles promptly slammed the ball home: "Preying on a young Dwyane Wade."
Representatives for Jones did not immediately return a call for comment Thursday night.
DOESNT HE HAVE MORE LOOT THAT HER...I CANT EXPLAIN THIS
How the ***& these two get together. This shidd dont make a *** bit of sense
poor dwade...all those game losses have made him go crazy...
I believe they are just friends - no way he would want that wrinkled up shrew.
I believe they are dating. It's not what he said it's the way he said it.
WTF would you want Star Jones. This chick got 200 yards of unused loose wrinkly skin on her body from being fat and she old.
this is so not true...on account of he's been with me ALL week...i will call him right now so ya can stop lying on him!!!
this is an old pic. the way the heat played this season, he needs to think about downgrading.
I freakin LOVE Charles Barkley! GO HEAT! And Dwayne, I saw your wife, if ya gonna step, step UP!
Mmmmmhhhmmm we know what this is leading 2! Hes gettin frisky with a bobble head!
I MEAN *** STAR JONES LOOKS LIKE A DEFLATED BALLOON!!!! D-WADE IS OFFICIALLY A LAME!!!!!!!!!
Maybe they are just friends.
She must have a mean head game!!!
After Al, Star deserves a heterosexual male. Leave her alone.
SOMEONE PLEASE tell me its not so! PLEASE
hey she must have a mean something!!! ......
OMG Im about to fall the *** out, I just cant belive she preyed on him like that! YES a lame D. Wade
YEA I SEEN THAT LAST *** ON TV WHATEVA WADE
THEY BOTH GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE, TAKE ONE TO GET OVER ONE..
They need to leave them alone...lol Charles Barkley with his fat sloppy self...lol
YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY NOT MY BOO. EWWWWWWWWWW IF HE LIKES IT LIKE THAT THEN I HAVE NO CHANCE CUZ I LOOK GOOD AND YOUNG KEYWORD: YOUNG
Dwayne dating Star is like when my former co-worker HHH was dating Chyna. It didn't make any sense then & it doesn't make any sense now.
I Was 4 Real
Funny enough, I believe him. Why would he date her, when he had gabby throwing it @ him. don't make sense. like he dating off personality, like anyone does that.
Come on yall she tea-bagging him, he tea-bagging all that skin on her arm....LMFAO!
Charles really wanted to say Barracuda not Cougar...yall know he a little ignorant with words unless he's cussing.
And stop calling this old azz lady Star..her name Olivia (OLD-Livia)
He'll be kissin' her knees too when they sexin' because that's where her tig-ole-bitties are LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
just are prolly just friends goin thru a divorce together and support each other
The same way that people cannot make sense out of Usher and Tameka, I do not see the 2 of them together.
I think Dwayne is sexy!!! He also has the sexiest lips. I would hope that he isn't dating/seeing Star Jones...who would?? Star knows what she is doing...she is trying to reel Dwayne right in.
Alonzo Mourning was on Tom Joyner's show earlier this week, and said he and his wife were at the same tennis match Jones and Wade were. He said there was nothing going on with Jones and Wade. Also that banter on TNT last *** was more for comedic wit than revealing anything about a relationship.
OMG say it ain't so.
Uh, no comment...wait I have one, PLEASE WADE, SAY IT AIN"T SO!!!! and I'm not saying this based on looks, Star may have a great personality, although I hated her on The View, but I say it b/c Wade is young and active, he needs a different type of woman. And he is fine as FCUK!!!!! LOL
That man said that they were just friends. I hope he works it out with his wife. They were married since college. Before he made it to the league.
they are just friends thats it!!!!!!!!!!!
Kenny, Charles, and Ernie are like the funniest thing on!
Star must got that coochie that you throw up in the air and it "turns into SUNSHINE!"
@ lani3000...lol! For real because Wayne is really cutting up with this one. Star Jones??? First *** Kucher and Demi Moore then Usher and Tameka, then Mariah and Nick Cannon please don't do Wade because if you do the world is coming to an end...LOL! I'm just joking ya'll do not take my comments serious...there is nothing like true love no matter what the age difference.
LMAO @ m1ndonmymoney!!
That's like going from an iPod to an 8-track ... definite downgrade. Not a good look.
this is false
mto every celeb put and about thats seen near or with a person of the opposite *** doesnt mean there dating
lol... yea i saw that ***... i was dying.... but na i dont believe it...
I wouldn't put it past Wade have u seen that High School Sweetheart not cute at all
But i love James
Obviously Star Jones has something that Dwayne likes and finds comforting. Good conversation with a mature woman goes a long way for a man. I think that Star is a very intelligent and successful black woman that has something else to offer than just a fine azz and [EXPLETIVE]. It stands to reason than Dwayne wants a connection on a deeper level that a woman his age rarely can provide. In the end to each his own and if they are just friends or more than it's none of my business. Do yo thang D. Wade!!!!
Star is one hell of a litigator....don't forget she was a LAWYER long before THE VIEW. He could be getting "Counseled, along w/consoled."
LOL. BARKLEY iS STARTiN THE DRAMA iN THiS ONE [[SMH]]
BUT HEY...i GUESS MR. WADE LiKES HiM SOME OF STAR. THESE RELATiONSHiPS LATELY HAVE BEEN RANDOM, HUH?
LMAO CHARLES IS A FOOL THAT'S MY BOI!! AND, ALLS I GOT TO SAY TO STAR IS "GET IT GIRL!!" HE FINE AND PAID HE COULD BE MY REBOUND ANYDAY!!!
When did Wade go blind and where were his friends when he needed them?
MTO IF YA'LL DON'T GET OUT OF STARS PU$$Y.
Come on now she probably needs a friend about now. I believe that this is purely innocent. Dam men and women can't even talk these day without being linked together
they are just friends. for true, they are just friends.
They are not dating. They are good friends. Wade said so himself on ESPN!!!
they were bashing on him the whole entire show yo..they kept showing the picture..kenny and charles are SO Funny..charles need to get his own reality show..they were making cougar noises in the background..rofl..dwade need to go fishing lol..i dont think their dating..i have a feeling wade and gabby is dating
Wade GET WITH THA F-CKING PROGRAM MAN! Why would you want her? She is fat as hell! I dont care what no personal trainer has to say. The genes just don't lie. Star Jones is fu(king huge!