LeBron, D-Wade & CP3 — Just 3 Guys On a Banana Boat (Pic) http://t.co/jI7ifbivFF
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) July 7, 2015
Approximately one year ago, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony celebrated the offseason by taking a vacation to the Bahamas. That’s not so noteworthy by itself. James has discussed how those guys are his only “very good friends” in the NBA, and even went so far as to openly imagine playing on the same team as Wade, Paul, and Anthony in late March.
Needless to say, this quartet of future Hall of Famers is extremely tight-knit. They’re so close, in fact, that they weren’t above a having little wholesome fun last year while riding the same banana boat. You surely remember that incredible photo making the rounds during the DeAndre Jordan emoji saga, right?
The super-friends do, too. James, Wade, Paul, and Anthony are currently vacationing again, and the Miami Heat icon is documenting their adventures on SnapChat. Take a look at the filter featured on the screenshots below.
These guys are awesome. Can you imagine superstars of the past poking fun at themselves in this manner? No way. And obviously, this filter leads to a few burning questions:
- Which player had it commissioned?
- Why does Paul’s avatar look much more like Kyrie Irving?
- Are they actually wearing matching bathing suits in real life?
- And perhaps most importantly, why is the graphic that bears a passing resemblance to Carmelo on the banana boat at all? Shouldn’t Gabrielle Union be in his place?
We’ll do some investigating and hopefully get back to you with answers.