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Dwyane Wade got a 2012 McLaren for birthday. Top that

Jan 17, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade attends a fashion show of the Yves Saint Laurent collection as part of spring-summer 2012 men's fashion season presented in Paris on Friday, June 24, 2011 AP

We already showed you the highlights of Dwyane Wade’s 30th birthday bash, complete with Rick Ross and Common rapping, Usher and LeBron James in the house and a cake that spit fire.

But that wasn’t the best part. At least not for Wade (although I’m sure he’ll tell you just having his friends there meant the most… right).

He was given a 2012 McLaren reports TMZ, a car from the “if you have to ask you can’t afford it” category. But think in excess of $200,000, with only a few hundred here in the United States. (Via Eye on Basketball)

The car is a brand new 2012 McLaren MP4-12C — given to him for FREE by the owner of a local luxury car dealership. Wade is the brand ambassador for that particular dealership.

The guy wanted the presentation of the car to be super-fancy — with the McLaren waiting for Wade on a platform in the middle of the hotel pool. Problem is, you can’t just drive that thing inside the hotel. Instead, the car was loaded up onto a crane in the alley next to the pool area … hoisted above the hotel wall … and carefully lowered onto the waiting platform, positioned inside the pool.

So yes, just like your 30th birthday party. If you want to see photos of how they pulled this off, check it out here.

Somehow I doubt his sprained ankle and foot is going to slow him down in that thing.

  1. beagle11 - Jan 17, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    You think growing up in Chicago he would’ve thought that Usher would be at his 30th bday party, and someone would be giving him a UFO on wheels? AWESOME

  2. udub - Jan 17, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    I hope the Heat go without a championship for, to quote Lebron, not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6, not 7 years…simply because of that outfit he’s wearing in that pic.

  3. seattlesuperchronic - Jan 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    UFO on wheels!!!!

  4. raidmagic - Jan 17, 2012 at 6:50 PM


  5. diablito0402 - Jan 17, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Was there a smoke cloud when the car came out and did it promise 5 championships in a row???

  6. newyorkstatus - Jan 17, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    wow!…can u spell jeolous with your jaw on the ground?

  7. gmacc85 - Jan 17, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    And to think …. You almost could have spent that much money saving lives!!! But driving the batmobile around south beach 10-15 times a year is way coolier! Congrats I guess ???

  8. genericcommenter - Jan 17, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    This makes me feel old. Wade is 30? He was 15 when Common’s career started going downhill.

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