Mike Evans Says Dwayne Wade, LeBron James Reached Out

January 13th, 2021

Bucs fans will always remember the moment this month that Mike Evans became the first NFL receiver to record at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first seven seasons.

Today, Joe asked Evans what notable names reached out to show him love for the feat.

Those who know Evans are well aware that he’s a huge NBA fan. Joe once heard Evans asked about his first big purchase after signing a massive contract. Evans replied that he scored courtside seats to NBA games and bought his mom a watch.

Previously, Evans also shared his memories of meeting his boyhood heroes, NBA star Dwayne Wade and LeBron James, who once approached Evans at a basketball game to show him respect.

Today, Evans, with a big smile in his voice, told Joe that both Wade and James reached out to congratulate him on the new NFL record.

Evans had been tied for the record with Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss, who has coached up Evans in past offseasons. Moss didn’t reach out when a new mark was set, per Evans, but that’s cool with the greatest Bucs receiver in history. He added that Moss is a great friend and it’s all good.

Joe thinks the NBA greats reaching out is damn cool. As the Saints’ third-string quarterback likes to say, “Real recognize real.”

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29 Responses to “Mike Evans Says Dwayne Wade, LeBron James Reached Out”

  1. unbelievable Says:

    That’s awesome.

    D Wade was one of my favorite basketball players. Dude was absolutely ridiculous in his prime…

  2. BA4President Says:

    This article made me happy until I was reminded of the Saints’ third string quarterback, haha

  3. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    So your saying Jameis is unrecognizable to anyone real?

  4. gp Says:

    Moss will get in touch with him soon enough.
    Maybe he’s waiting for an opportunity to make it a bigger deal when he does?

  5. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Jameis? why someone have to bring out Jameis. Jameis once reached out to someone, the result was a 3 game suspension.

  6. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Lebron James…. I’ve never heard of her.

  7. unbelievable Says:

    lol Dewey

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m surprised that Kobe didn’t reach out……..Kobe Faker, that is….

  9. JustBucNwin Says:

    Great article until you mentioned the slimy Saints.

  10. Pancake block Says:

    They just brought in “ the earl of watford”

  11. 813bucboi Says:


    GO BUCS!!!!

  12. Tbtb12 Says:

    Lmao @ Bucsfan951

  13. SOEbuc Says:

    Yeah I love that court side video of Lebron showing Mike some love.

  14. Lamarcus Guiton Says:

    I thought you didn’t like NBA ?

  15. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Wade & James AIN’T playing with no knee injury?

  16. Buc50 Says:

    Wade played with a lot of knee issues and lots of pain

  17. Mike in LOL Says:

    Nice one Dewey!

  18. Jim Says:

    Dewey, you made me laugh! Never easy…

  19. Steve Says:

    I think that’s real smooth of those guy’s to reach out like that has anyone ever considered that this is why these guy’s are so successful because they’re able to cheer someone else on and that leaves opportunity and openings for them in their lives it’s time we stop.tearing down each other and start lifting each other up regardless of our views and learn to respect each other it wasn’t meant for all of us to have the same view or understanding at the same time we all are peices of life’s puzzle but fit in different parts of to puzzle. All of us are in life’s book just different pages We should refresh our brothers and sisters from the page we are on to help.them up to where we are and never stop refreshing each other l am you and you are me

  20. Roots Says:

    All those bashing don’t first Jamie’s had a lot to do with those 1000 yard years it wasn’t till this year Tom got there

  21. ryoung Says:

    Great receiver he not finished yet many more record to break go mike go

  22. gtoexpress66 Says:

    Great record let’s get the Record straight without J. Winston Mike wouldn’t have a record these are facts like it or not – If the bucs protected Winston like Brady – Brady wouldn’t be there in tampa bay funny how the critics never mention this 21 sacks oh really compared to 47 Winston never had a good offensive line Brady would have looked horrible with 47 Sacks these are facts like them or not – Media never tell the whole story just there side lol

  23. Lance Humphrey Says:

    I love the comments that think that if Famous Jamison would have been so great with that line . I’d like to point those idiots who think that are either idiots or blind. There Offensive linemen have hurt or missing all year and if they could block half way decent they wouldn’t need Grong to stay in and block on almost every play . The Bucks are best in a two end offense that’s just a fact . Don’t even try to compare Brady with WINSTON that’s a laugh or those of you that think so need to watch baseball because you surely don’t know anything about football.

  24. Logical@nalystics Says:

    Y’all can say what you want to ride Brady coat tail. Facts are in the stats being presented between the years J.Winston was there and this year of T. Brady. Not to mention the crap the Patriots has gotten away with over the years. Even in NOLA J.Winston would put up 5k…. Now thats my story and I’m sticking to it.

  25. Bucsfan951 Says:

    ^you can have the 5k yards with 30+ turnovers.

    How did he do this year as the third string qb? Did he put up those 5k yards you’re talking about this year?

  26. Bill McGuire Says:

    Loved being able to watch Mike Evans play 2 yrs
    at Texas A&M. So happy for his success.

  27. William Brown Says:

    jamis reached out for them crab legs and its about ruined what career he was gonna have he be with Johnny ball boy/waterboy

  28. Mike Lamb Says:

    Great accomplish young man ,saw it the 1st time you played football at Galveston Ball as a senior. That competitive attitude and drive keep it going HomeTown Mike Evans . Sky is the limit 8.

  29. Mike Lamb Says:

    Great accomplish young man ,saw it the 1st time you played football at Galveston Ball as a senior. That competitive attitude and drive keep it going HomeTown Mike Evans . Sky is the limit