On game show, Dwyane Wade is part host, part coach

Host Dwyane Wade (right) guides some contestants on his game show “The Cube.” | TBS

NBA star says he wants contestants on ‘The Cube’ to feel ‘like we all are in this together.’

Dwyane Wade won three NBA championships for Miami, but it’s a glass box that’s bringing the heat on his new game show.

“The Cube,” which premiered Thursday on TBS, is based on a British format in which teams of two attempt to complete a series of deceptively easy games — like emptying a box of balls or counting rapidly moving squares — inside the structure to win a $250,000 prize. They have nine lives to accomplish seven tasks (with one or two players) and can tap Wade to help them once, a “One Shot.”

Wade, a Chicago native and former Bull who retired from the Miami Heat in 2019, first signed on to the series as an executive producer and was hesitant when approached to host. “But I decided to take the challenge because it was something that I was a little afraid of doing,” he says. “Once I got the chance to know the game, I was like, ‘Oh, we can really do some good here as well.’ So it was a win-win.”

Q. How does it feel when a team calls in their “One Shot”? Are you nervous?

A. There is so much pressure. I’m sitting there for hours. I’m doing multiple groups per day. I’m getting three or four different (teams) in per day, and then it’s like, in the midst of the heated moment, they like, “OK, Let’s call D in to do it.”

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Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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