Monday, July 11, 2011

KFC Offer Dwayne Wade a Job During Lockout

Recently Dwayne Wade and a few other NBA players have taken to twitter to comment on the NBA lockout.  I'm not sure how funny "Any1 hiring?" is when unemployment is so high and the guy made $28.2 million last year alone in salary and endorsements.  

Still, it was pretty humorous to see KFC respond to his query.  Wade actually once worked at a KFC in his pre-NBA years, and it seems that now the fast food chicken king wants him back.

KFC posted a letter on their website where they offer the NBA star a job:
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?
So let us know if you're ready to suit up for our squad (as you'll remember, we've got some pretty cool uniforms). Our original coach, the legendary Colonel Sanders, knew a thing or two about buckets. And who knows, if you make a KFC-team comeback, we might just share some of his secrets with you.
We'll keep your headset waiting.
John Cywinski
General Manager, KFC U.S.

That is nothing short of awesome.  Perhaps Wade can at least partially take them up on their offer, and perhaps do some charity work along the way.   

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