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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 07/12/2011

KFC tells Dwyane Wade there’s a job for him at the drive-thru

Dwyane Wade, the tall guy with the kids at the recent Dwyane Wade Skills Academy in New Lenox, Ill., has a tempting offer from KFC. (Matthew Grotto / AP)
You can’t say Dwyane Wade doesn’t have employment options during the NBA lockout. He could head overseas, like Deron Williams. Or play in the World Series of Poker, like Paul Pierce. Or, like LeBron James, he could market jerseys (that disappear in the fourth quarter). There’s plenty of precedent for off-beat lockout jobs (see: Ochocinco, Chad).

But there’s another possibilityoption for Wade. He could get his old job back at KFC.

Saying it will “keep a headset waiting,” KFC president John Cywinski offered to re-hire Wade, who toiled at KFC as a teen. If he’ll work as the captain of a drive-thru window — watch out for Leo Getz — KFC will make a donation in Wade’s name to charity.

Why not take the gig? After all, buckets are buckets.

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