Will Heat's Wade make buckets for KFC?

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Posted: July 12, 2011

The NBA lockout may have sidelined Dwyane Wade's basketball career, but one of his former employers would welcome him back - as a fried chicken server.

Kentucky Fried Chicken sent a letter to the Miami Heat guard - who used to serve chicken before his professional career took off - offering him a position at his local drive-

thru.

"We've always been proud to call you a former KFC employee, and it goes without saying we'd love to have you back on our team dishing out the World's Best Chicken, like you dish out assists on the court," the letter quipped.

The fast-food chain told Wade it "couldn't match [his] most recent salary" but would make a charity donation if the hoopster put in some hours at KFC as an "honorary captain."

"Our original coach, the legendary Colonel Sanders, knew a thing or two about buckets," it added.

KFC U.S. general manager John Cywinski said the company has always been proud to call Wade a former employee and looks to hire people with his skills like "teamwork and the ability to make buckets in a hurry."

KFC says it made the offer in response to one of Wade's tweets when the NBA lockout began, in which he playfully asked if anyone was hiring.

Last week, Wade posted a series of Twitter messages about his impending unemployment.

"Any1 hiring?" he asked, before adding, "I'm available for all bar and bat mitzvahs and weddings . . . but my specialty is balloon animals."

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