Paris Olympics: Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade to serve as Team USA men's basketball analyst for NBC

LaChina Robinson will serve as the Team USA women's basketball team analyst throughout the Paris Olympics

Dwyane Wade will work alongside Noah Eagle to call Team USA games throughout the Olympics later this summer.
Dwyane Wade will work alongside Noah Eagle to call Team USA games throughout the Olympics later this summer. (Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Dwyane Wade is headed to Paris.

The longtime Miami Heat star and basketball Hall of Famer is set to serve as an analyst for Team USA’s men’s basketball team for NBC throughout the upcoming Olympics in Paris, the network announced on Wednesday.

Wade will work alongside play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle, who will work both the men’s and women’s games throughout the Olympics. LaChina Robinson will serve as the analyst for the women’s competition.

“I’m thrilled to join NBC Sports as a commentator for Team USA men’s basketball games,” Wade said in a statement. “The Olympics are the world’s greatest sporting competition with elite athletes competing at the highest level on the world’s largest stage. I have tremendous pride when I look back at my time competing as an Olympic athlete. I have the utmost respect for these players and their commitment to greatness. It will be an honor to witness their journey in person and share this special experience with viewers while we unite to celebrate their pursuit of the gold.”

Wade has had experience in the broadcast booth before. He worked as a studio analyst for TNT briefly after he retired in 2019, though he’s since joined the Utah Jazz ownership group and has left the network. Wade played in the league for 16 seasons, almost all of them with the Heat, and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame last year.

Wade also competed for Team USA several times in the past, and he won a gold medal in 2008 on the “Redeem Team” in the Beijing Olympics. He won a bronze medal in 2004, too.

“It is a challenge for me. I am in a space where I am always in these certain challenges,” Wade told USA Today of his new gig. “You want to make sure that any door you want to walk through, if you put the work in, it will open for you. ... For those three weeks in France, I’m locking in."

The Opening Ceremony for the Paris Olympics is set for July 26. The men’s basketball tournament will start July 27. Team USA will open play July 28 against Serbia. South Sudan and another team that has yet to qualify are also set to play in Group C.