Dwyane Wade knows this might get him in trouble with his wife, Gabrielle Union, but the basketball star says he trusts LeBron James' palate above everyone else's

By mariayagoda
Updated September 12, 2016 11:06 AM
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Dwyane Wade knows this statement might put him in hot water with his wife, Gabrielle Union, but the basketball star says he trusts LeBron James‘ palate above everyone else’s.

“LeBron is one of my best friends. When we eat out he’s like, ‘You should try this,’ and he knows exactly what to order for me,” Wade tells Food & Wine in a new interview. “This might get me in trouble, but I would have LeBron order for me before I would let me wife. She’d get me nine different things to be sure there’s something I like. LeBron just knows.”

Though that’s not to say that Wade doesn’t leave important decisions to Union. When it comes to their new venture of flipping houses, which is the inspiration of their upcoming HGTV show, his wife is the one in charge.

“My wife and I built our homes in Miami and L.A. We love making a house beautiful and making it ours,” Wade says. “We’ve been working with HGTV on a house-flipping show, which is pretty cool. I’m involved with a lot of it, but will definitely leave the kitchen decisions to Gabrielle.”

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This isn’t the first time Wade has dipped his toes into the lifestyle sphere. Earlier this year, the basketball player launched his own wine label, Wade Cellars.

“I’ve been blessed and very successful in basketball and some of the things I’ve done off the court. If I’m going to do anything now at this age, it has to be something I’m really passionate about and something I want to spend time doing, not because it’s cool or it’s a check,” he told Wine Enthusiast. “I’m finding passions that I didn’t even know were inside of me.”

We just hope the wine is LeBron-approved. (We’re sure it is.)