NBA Star Dwyane Wade Gets His Odd Two-Wheel Scooter Customized

NBA Star Dwyane Wade with his custom scooter 1 photo
Photo: Dwyan Wade on Instagram
Miami Heat’s shooting guard has established himself as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league. Heck, he has over five million followers on Instagram solely and has been quite successful on the field too. So, why is he posing with an odd scooter he got wrapped in gold instead of a luxury ride?
I mean, aren’t these people supposed to brag with their new whips, just like Floyd Mayweather does? Isn’t that the game they’ve been playing ever since Instagram got online? The answer to this is yes. But to understand this post, we need to take a pause from the automotive world and look into the last-mile commuter, we commonly call scooter.

If you were to buy it online from some peculiar company in China, the toy would come with “Two Wheels Smart Self Balancing Scooters Drifting Board Electric” tag. We’ve seen this Segway-without-a-handlebar before, but it appears there’s an ongoing movement in gizmo-land that revolves around it.

It comes in slightly different designs and has several companies marketing it all over the US, but it appears its place of birth is...well, it’s China. Not surprised, are you? Nor are we, since everything tech-wise with a lower price and faster manufacturing time comes from the communist country nowadays, some cars included.

The funny part with the electric, self-balancing scooter is that it slowly became one of the most popular toys among celebrities in America. Everybody from Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa to Justin Bieber and Erykah Badu, they all have adopted this new way to get around in style. Well, it’s more like sliding around, but you get the drill.

According to Wired, these puppies are being replicated and sold under a different brand faster than buyers can follow, and we may end up seeing them everywhere soon. After all, as opposed to Segways, they come a lot cheaper, and also appear to be more fun, so we can’t see why they wouldn’t.

We can tell you this much, if NBA stars like Dwayne Wade have already started commissioning renown wrap shops like Metro Wrapz to cover the scooter with a gold finish, then it has to be more than a toy.
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