Banana boat life is now a part of Snapchat
The Banana Boat Boys are back at it. [Credit: @DwyaneWade/Snapchat] pic.twitter.com/hTq0QtZiyz
— ESPN (@espn) June 28, 2016
You know you’re balling when you have your own Snapchat filter. If you don’t recall, the legendary banana boat situation that unfolded last summer with NBA stars LeBron James, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union, Wade’s wife, in the Bahamas created huge drama in the NBA rumor streets, and much comedy in black media. It was a light-hearted moment that the social-networking site has finally adapted, now that they’re back on a similar trip.
We have a couple problems with this, though. Number one, the actual characters in the picture that went viral a) were not in this order and b) didn’t include New York Knick Carmelo Anthony. Apparently, Union tried to convince Anthony to get on the boat, but he wouldn’t. This gives us an opportunity to gratuitously drop in one of the greatest memes of all time that DOES include Anthony.
Anyway, the banana boat filter is side foul for not including Union, but all the way funny for keeping a headband on Anthony in the image. And those oh so stylish vests are giving us life.