Joakim Noah wasn't at Dwyane Wade's wedding to actress Gabrielle Union over the weekend, but the Chicago Bulls big man was there in spirit.
Wade took a shot at Noah by having a backdrop with the phrase "Hollywood as Hell" at his nuptials. It was a reference to when, after losing a hard-fought Eastern Conference Finals series to the Heat in 2011, Noah had this to say about Wade and his teammates:
"They’re Hollywood as hell, but they're still very good. So you've got to give credit when credit is due.”
After Noah's remarks, Union sent out a tweet bashing the big man. But it appears now Wade and Union have taken a liking to the phrase, perhaps in a tongue-in-cheek way, and they were prominently displayed at the couple's wedding:
While it may not have been "Hollywood," the wedding itself was pretty lavish. According to reports it was held at Chateau Artisan, a moated castle in Miami. John Legend and violinist Lee England performed at the ceremony, which had an upscale 1930s theme.
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Check out these photos from the big day:
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While the wedding did include enough NBA stars for a veritable All-Star team, it's unclear if the best player of all was in attendance. LeBron James, Wade's friend and former teammate, did not post any photos from the nuptials and was not featured in anyone else's images.
While James left Wade and Bosh after the trio had teamed up to make four consecutive NBA Finals appearances, Wade appeared to squash any rumors of bad blood by saying he supports James' decision.
This is the second marriage for both Wade, 32, and Union, 41.