According to ESPN, Florida’s Miami-Dade county will have a new name come July 1. Call it Miami-WADE County, in honor of the Heat’s greatest player, Dwyane Wade, obviously.
In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, county commissioners decided on the week-long name change “in recognition of all that Dwyane Wade has done for the visibility, stature and national image,” of Miami-Dade. But as ESPN also reports, Wade becomes a free agent on July 1, and clearly this is all a ploy to keep him with the Heat. How can you not stay in a county named after you?
“It’s about who can come to Miami,” Wade told ESPN.com on Wednesday. “It’s about who do you trust, who can fit the organization, who best fits you as a player, things of that nature.” So this county name change is not going to cement your decision to stay or go? Shocker.
Here’s to hoping Miami-Wade/Miami-Dade sets a precedent for future county name changes. When I become rich and famous, I want Orange County, NY to become Orange You Glad Kelly Lived Here County, NY.