Dwyane Wade certainly pushes the limits when it comes to his postseason fashion choices, and this was no different as he showed up to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls wearing capris
Lil Wayne is the biggest bandwaggon fan in sports. He also has a dislike for the Miami Heat that goes back to 2011 when he complained that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade ignored him at games. He even went off on Chris Bosh in February.
Apparently Lil Wayne’s dislike for the Heat is so strong he has joined the Chicago Bulls bandwaggon.
Lil Wayne has had plenty of problems with the Miami Heat and over the weekend, he began bashing the team during a show in Houston. Weezy took aim at LeBron James and Dwyane Wade calling him “she-Wade” and ended his rant by saying that he slept with Chris Bosh’s wife.
Dwyane Wade has heard and seen it all in his 10 NBA seasons. The Miami Heat guard was being heckled by notoriously harsh Utah Jazz fans during Monday’s 104-97 loss. The result: A fan in a courtside seat was removed from the game by a security guard. With the Heat down 20 in the third quarter, Wade points out a fan to security guards, who escort him out. Wade finished with 11 points.
Dwyane Wade is generally considered the best-dressed man in the NBA. He knows what good tailoring is, can match colors like he’s Anna Wintour and can accessorize as well as he can crossover. Wade decided to board the team charter showing off his skinny jeans or his “painted on” jeans.
LeBron James has said publicly that he regrets staging The Decision, the TV special where he announced he’d be taking his “talents to South Beach” to team up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in the summer of 2010.
James of course spurned the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team that drafted him and the franchise he promised an NBA title to as a rookie.
An angry Dan Gilbert, the Cavs’ owner, famously responded to James’ departure by promising in a letter to disappointed Cleveland fans that his Cavs would win a championship before James would win his first.
That, obviously, was not how it panned out. The Cavs, meanwhile finished an astonishingly bad 19-63 in 2010-11 and 21-45 in a lockout shortened 2011-12 season despite the arrival of No. 1 overall draft pick Kyrie Irving.
With the proof on the table, Gilbert finally budged.
On Tuesday, as the Heat opened the season against the Celtics in an Eastern Conference finals rematch and the Cavaliers opened the season against the Washington Wizards, Gilbert backpedaled on his guarantee that never met its fruition.
“Looking back now, that probably was not the most brilliant thing I’ve ever done in my life,” Gilbert told reporters Tuesday.
“If you’re going to predict something that doesn’t happen and you’re going to do it publicly, you’d for sure take it back.
The Cavs owner thought all of the animosity was water under the bridge now that the Heat have won and LeBron has a shiny ring on his finger.
“When that happened when (the Heat) won, it was the end of the end of the end of that whole thing. Now there’s nothing more to talk about. In a way it was like a little bit of a relief. If they didn’t win it, it would’ve been still another thing of who’s going to win it (first).”
Gilbert said James’ departure taught the Cavaliers a valuable lesson, one that the Thunder seemed to have learned recently by trading away James Harden away to the Houston Rockets when it became apparent that Harden was not interested in signing a long-term deal.
“The key thing, whoever you are and wherever you are, you can not wait,” Gilbert said. “The big lesson was if a player is not willing to extend, no matter who they are, no matter where they are playing, no matter what kind of season you had, you can not risk going into a summer and having them leave in unrestricted free agency and get nothing back for it.”It’s not the player’s fault. That’s on ownership. Had we done that, the whole thing would have been crafted as I’m sure the player or whoever would have said, `Of course I would have stayed. You guys screwed up and ruined the whole franchise.’ You’re in a no-win situation.”
Two-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade is signing with Chinese sportswear provider Li-Ning, which is giving the Miami Heat guard his own brand within the company along with plenty of creative and strategic input.
The partnership will be announced Wednesday in Beijing, where Li-Ning is headquartered and where the Heat are visiting for the NBA China Games tour.
Wade told The Associated Press that he expects the Li-Ning deal to continue through at least the remainder of his playing career. Wade wore Converse for his first six seasons, then Jordan Brand for the past three years.
Sometimes ignorance is bliss. Karim Khatib a fan of Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade found out the hard way. Khatib ran a photo of some shoes and tweeted this message:
“won @DwyaneWade signed shoes at michael jordan’s flight school!”
And those are fantastic bragging rights but it was undercut by a tweet from Wade himself:
“That’s cool. If only tht was my real signature RT @Karimelkhatib”
Oprah Winfrey’s talk show is bringing the NBA champion Miami Heat on her show, this Sunday 7 p.m. CST, on her. Winfrey sat down with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to talk about all sorts of things, from basketball to women to lives off the court on Oprah’s Next Chapter.
The Miami Heat picked up their second NBA championship in team history after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games. To celebrate the Heat players went to Club LIV at the Fontainebleu Hotel, the same place the Dallas Mavericks partied at after beating the Heat last season.
Several Heat players were spotted walking into the club at 4:00 am CST to the party, while rumors had the club owners charging $1,000 for admission to the regular fan trying to be part of the moment.
The Miami Heat took a 3-1 series lead win a over the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday night and for Dwyane Wade’s press conference he showed up wearing flip up shades to look like Dwayne Wayne from A Different World.
Miami Heat Dwyane Wade has asked a Chicago judge to suspend his ex-wife’s right to visitation with their two children after a weekend incident that delayed the boys return to his custody and led to her arrest.
Wade’s attorney, James Pritikin, filed an emergency motion and appeared in court Tuesday to have it heard, hours before the Miami Heat guard was to play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
A hearing was set for June 26, which would be the date of Game 7 if the Heat and Thunder extend the series to its limit.
Wade told The Associated Press that his sons have been with him in Miami since about 6 a.m. Sunday – “That’s what mattered most to me, getting them here to be with me on Father’s Day,” he said – and that the incident has not adversely affected his play in the championship series.
Siohvaughn Funches-Wade was charged with two counts of attempted child abduction, two counts of unlawful visitation interference and one count of resisting arrest, Cook County Sheriff’s spokesman Frank Bilecki told The AP on Tuesday. Another woman at the home at the time, Nadgee Alarcon, was charged with one count of resisting arrest, Bilecki said. All the charges are misdemeanors.
Funches-Wade posted $10,000 bond on Monday, Bilecki said, and is due back in court in August. It was not known if she had an attorney. According to a filing late Tuesday, the law firm of Kalcheim Haber LLC asked the court for permission to withdraw as attorney for Funches-Wade, saying it has been “unable to resolve significant issues regarding” the direction of her representation.
“Once again, S.L. has used our minor children as the proverbial pawns in this contentious dissolution of marriage action,” Wade wrote in the filing, using initials to protect identities but referring to his ex-wife. “This court must take action to protect our minor children from further exposure to the present environment S.L. creates while they are in her care and preventing S.L. from exercising her parenting time in a manner that is harmful to our children.”
The couple was divorced in 2010. Wade was awarded custody of the boys in March 2011. His ex-wife’s appeal of that decision was denied in December, and the couple is scheduled to return to court in September in an attempt to complete financial terms of the divorce.
“The minor children have been subjected to great deal of drama/trauma as a result of S.L.’s conduct,” the filing said.
According to the filing, the two boys were to be picked up by Wade’s sister around noon Saturday so they could make a 3:05 p.m. flight from Chicago to Miami so they could be in South Florida for the entirety of Father’s Day.
Wade’s sister got no response at the home, and after “several hours” the sheriff’s office was called to send someone to the scene, according to the filing. It also said Funches-Wade attempted to leave the home without the children when one of the responding deputies tried taking her into custody. The boys, at that time, were with Alarcon inside the home, according to the filing.
Wade eventually hired a private jet to bring his sons home early Sunday, and upon their arrival, his older son told him that Alarcon “smacked him on the head,” according to court records.
Records show Funches-Wade was transferred to a hospital after the incident on Saturday. She told officers she was experiencing shortness of breath and thought she was having an asthma attack.
Wade recently finished writing a book primarily about fatherhood and the custody fight for his sons. It will be released Sept. 4.
In the first quarter, Miami Heat Dwyane Wade lost the ball out of bounds and chased down a rebound. As Wade turned his head, a fan threw the ball off the side of his head.
The Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat to move a game win from a trip to the NBA Finals. However not everybody was on board with reality as the NBA on ESPN Facebook account posted this image of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James “1 WIN FROM THE FINALS.”
CBS Sports analyst Wally Szczerbiak words do not carry much weight in the eyes of a lot of people. However, his sentiments on Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett and former teammate do hold a certain amount of significance simply because the two were together in Minnesota for the better part of seven seasons.
During the Celtic loss, Szczerbiak tweeted the following…
“KG is another one who lacks the #clutchgene always has!”
“KG never takes big shot for #Celtics now he’s fourth in line behind Pierce Allen and Rondo to take clutch shot. Warrior all game though!!”
For the record, Garnett misfired on five of his last six field goal attempts and also recorded a turnover with just over a minute left in overtime. The 36-year-old forward went 6-18 for 18 points and let Miami Heat Dwyane Wade score a layup in front of him to essentially seal the game in overtime.
Funny how things start out and how things end up. Before game two of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat, the giveaway was a Dwyane Wade Jumpman t-shirt.
You could say it kinda signaled perhaps it’s Wade town. LeBron James had a chance to seal the Heat victory in regulation but missed two shots in the last 20 seconds including the shot for the win. Instead the game was sent into overtime where wade had to take over and push the Heat to a 2-0 lead in the series.
Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade got into a confrontation with coach Erik Spoelstra on Thursday during the teams loss to the Indiana Pacers. Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen saw the confrontation and had some choice words for Wade.
“I will kick his ass,” Guillen told reporters. “Well, I won’t say I’ll kick his ass. They’ll kick my ass because they’re bigger than me, and I’m older. But I will take my chances. Some people have to understand our job.”
“That’s disrespectful. Why he’s saying it, when he said it, that’s none of my business,” Guillen said. “But the player come out and say something (like that to me), he will guarantee a fight.”
“You know how many players I take out of the game and they go in the back and talk crap about me?” Guillen said.
“I don’t care because I’m going to talk crap about them. If I take you out of the game it’s for a reason. You think I want to take you out of the game? You think I want to pinch-hit for you? I pinch-hit for you because you suck. There’s somebody else I thought was better than you.”
Amidst a terrible 2-for-13 shooting performance, Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade unleashed frustration on his head coach Erik Spoelstra during Game 3 against the Indiana Pacers.
During this years All-Star game Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant took a slap across the face from Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade that caused a broken nose and a concussion. For the next five weeks Bryant donned a protective clear mask which he scored 342 NBA points.
Now it can become yours as Bryant is auction off the autographed mask on eBay with proceeds going to benefit the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant foundation. The starting bid was $250.00, but as this report is posted, there have been 38 bids and the price has been driven up to $2,550.00
And since the auction doesn’t end until May 8th, you better be ready to drop some cash if you want to get your hands on this mask.
Sportsmanship wasn’t on Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade’s mind when he tossed away New York Knicks Mike Bibby’s shoe after it came off.
“That was, I don’t know. I’ve never done that before but it was fun. I love messing with Bib,” Wade said after.
Wade lead the Heat with 25 points as they beat the Knicks 104-94 to take 2-0 lead.
Derrick Rose’s torn ACL has caused USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo to rethink his stance of not expanding the list of candidates for the U.S. squad that will compete at the London Olympics.
Colangelo said last week that despite injuries to Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Chauncey Billups as well as Lamar Odom being eliminated from consideration the 12-man Team USA roster would be selected from the 16 candidates remaining from the original list of 20. Rose’s season-ending injury brings the number of finalists down to 15.
“What I said (previously) was that we didn’t plan to do any additions, but we had to continue to monitor the injury situation,” Colangelo. “Obviously (Rose) is a big loss. (Point guard) seems to be, at this point, still a pretty strong position. But at this stage, quite honestly, I think all bets are off.”
Three point guards remain on the current list: Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Russell Westbrook. The team is also thin at center—Tyson Chandler is the only true ‘five’ left among the candidates.
Colangelo said that the original plan to announce the final roster on June 1 has been changed. June 18 is the deadline for teams to set rosters with the Olympic Committee, and Colangelo said USA Basketball will wait as late as possible before making its decisions.
“I think now we’re going to wait until the very last moment to pick the team, because it seems ridiculous with a lot of playoff games to play that we would select a team,” Colangelo said. “We might as well keep the options open as long as we can, and continue to monitor the situation.”
Colengelo will meet with Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski and his staff Monday and Tuesday in Las Vegas.
The current Team USA finalists are Carmelo Anthony New York Knicks, Chris Bosh Miami Heat, Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers, Chandler New York Knicks, Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder, Rudy Gay Memphis Grizzlies, Eric Gordon New Orleans Hornets, Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers, Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers, LeBron James Miami Heat, Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves, Paul Los Angeles Clippers, Dwyane Wade Miami Heat, Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder and Williams New Jersey Nets.
Tim Tebow, the new backup quarterback for the New York Jets was booed at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night when he was shown on the giant video board even though he was wearing a Yankees cap.
Sitting in the third row next to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim dugout, Tebow cracked a smile and acknowledged the camera. There was a smattering of cheers, but most of the initial reactions were boos.
Tebow was acquired by the New York Jets from Denver Broncos in a much-hyped trade last month. He is expected to back up starter Mark Sanchez, even though Tebow rallied the Broncos to the NFL playoffs last season and became a polarizing sensation in the process.
Sitting next to Tebow was Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, also booed when he was shown on the scoreboard.
NBA players Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade are speaking adamantly about being compensated for playing in the Olympics.
Allen, who won a gold medal in the 2000 Sydney Games with Team USA, offered a suggestion to pay players to play for their country in an interview Tuesday with FoxSports.com.
“You talk about the patriotism that guys should want to play for, but you (need to) find a way to entice the guys,” Allen said. “It’s not the easiest thing in the world if you play deep in the playoffs and then you get two, three weeks off and then you start training again to play more basketball where it requires you to be away from home and in another country. It’s fun, but your body does need a break.
“Everybody says, ‘Play for your country.’ But (NBA players are) commodities, you’re businesses. You think about it, you do camps in the summer, you have various opportunities to make money. When you go overseas and play basketball, you lose those opportunities, what you may make. … If I’m an accountant and I get outsourced by my firm, I’m going to make some money somewhere else.”
Wade, who won a gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Games with Team USA, echoed Allen’s take when asked about the topic Wednesday.
“It’s a lot of things you do for the Olympics, a lot of jerseys you sell,” Wade said. “We play the whole summer. I do think guys should be compensated. Just like I think college players should be compensated as well. Unfortunately, it’s not there. But I think it should be something, you know, there for it.”
The U.S. Olympic Committee pays out $25,000 for gold medals, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze.
Minnesota Timberwolves lost guard and Spain sensation Ricky Rubio for the season when he collided knees with Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant causing him to tear an ACL. The league knowing how good of a player he is took to Twitter to wish for a speedy recovery and best wishes in rehab.
Everyone from Dwyane Wade, Stephen Curry, Pau Gasol, Kevin Love sent out wishes and now Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl decided to meet with reporters donning an FC Barcelona jersey to show his support for Rubio.
The injury also hinders any serious chance Rubio to play for Spain in the 2012 London Olympics.