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Dwyane Wade: KFC says NBA star would be welcomed back

Dwyane Wade of the NBA's Miami Heat is waiting for the current owner lockout to end. In the meantime, one of his former employers says the door is open for Dwyane Wade.

By Associated Press / July 12, 2011

Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade, left, attends a fashion show of the Yves Saint Laurent collection as part of spring-summer 2012 men's fashion season presented in Paris on Friday, June 24.

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KFC seems to be checking Dwyane Wade's posts on Twitter.

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The fried chicken chain says it will make donation to its own scholarship fund in the Miami Heat guard's name — if he serves as an honorary captain at a drive-thru window. A company spokeswoman says the donation offer is $250,000.

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. Wade worked at KFC before his NBA days.

KFC U.S. general manager John Cywinski says that 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."

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