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Lebron and Wade - classless losers - The Falcon Jedi - 06-11-2011 04:28 PM
Dirk calls Wade, James 'childish'
MIAMI (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki said Saturday that Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were "a little childish, a little ignorant" in a video that appears to show them mocking the Mavericks star's recent illness.
Wade said he really did cough and turned it into a generic joke because cameras were rolling. He and James blamed others for trying to make a big deal out of it.
The video taken by the CBS affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth shows Wade walking alongside James following a shootaround the morning of Game 5 of the NBA finals. Wade coughs, then says, "Did you hear me cough? Think I'm sick."
Nowitzki was coughing and sniffling throughout Game 4 because of a sinus infection that also left him with a 101-degree fever. He played anyway and led Dallas to a victory over the Miami Heat that evened the series at two games each. The Mavs also won Game 5, sending them into Game 6 on Sunday night with a chance to be crowned champions.
The video of Wade's cough spread across the Internet on Friday, when both teams were traveling. So it became a popular topic at news conferences Saturday.
"First of all, it wasn't fake coughing," Wade said. "I actually did cough. And with the cameras being right there, we made a joke out of it because we knew you guys were going to blow it up. You did exactly what we knew. We never said Dirk's name. I think he's not the only one in the world who can get sick or have a cough. We just had fun with the cameras being right in our face about the blowup of the incident, and it held to be true. You blew it up."
Said James: "If you guys want to feed into everything that not only myself or D-Wade or the Miami Heat do, I think that's a non-issue. There's bigger issues in this series than that."
The video clip runs 26 seconds. After Wade coughs, he and James laugh and tug their collars over their nose and mouth, as Nowitzki did during his interview following Game 4.
Nowitzki clearly didn't see anything humorous about it. He considered them implying he may not have been sick.
"I've been in this league for 13 years. I've never faked an injury or an illness before," Nowitzki said. "But (the video) happened. It's over to me. It's not going to add anything extra to me. This is the NBA finals. If you need an extra motivation, you have a problem."
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RE: Lebron and Wade - classless losers - The Falcon Jedi - 06-11-2011 04:30 PM
Dirk Nowitzki is one of the best ambassadors of the NBA you could ever ask for. The guy goes out there game after game and DELIVERS - unlike LeFraud - in crunch time, under the spotlight.
I hope Dallas ends this series tomorrow night. I hate Miami even more than I did before now.
RE: Lebron and Wade - classless losers - Dale4Saul2Red0 - 06-11-2011 04:31 PM
I'm a legit Mavs fan. All I have to say is UNO MAS. Not getting caught up in talking trash or any antics the same way the Mavs do. Don't get caught up in the nonsense and just focus on the task at hand. Dirk knows he is one win away from his dream of winning a championship and that is all that is on his mind right now.
RE: Lebron and Wade - classless losers - DemBirds - 06-11-2011 04:40 PM
I like Dirk, I used to like Wade, but no longer. Hope the Mavs blow them out to finish the series.
RE: Lebron and Wade - classless losers - The Falcon Jedi - 06-11-2011 04:45 PM
Wade is the only one of those big 3 that has stepped up. I respect Dwayne Wade - he rises to the moment and delivers.
RE: Lebron and Wade - classless losers - illmusic - 06-11-2011 07:02 PM
Yeah...people always ask me how I can dislike LeBron. I don't know anything about his character, but it's hard to go so hard for a sidekick. And I think the jab was more at the media overhyping the illness than them saying Dirk faked it or something. Just the NBA trying to get the game 6 ratings through the roof.
RE: Lebron and Wade - classless losers - mdrake34 - 06-11-2011 08:06 PM
Come on Dirk you big German fuck, win it for America.
RE: Lebron and Wade - classless losers - FireDawg85 - 06-12-2011 04:21 AM
(06-11-2011 04:45 PM)The Falcon Jedi Wrote: Wade is the only one of those big 3 that has stepped up. I respect Dwayne Wade - he rises to the moment and delivers.
I dont respect any man who needs a wheel chair for a shoulder injury then calls someone out for faking an injury/illness
RE: Lebron and Wade - classless losers - Jayhawk-Falcon2012 - 06-12-2011 03:13 PM
yeah honestly all the crap that Lebron and crew have been doing in Miami I don't want them winning any championships. C'mon Dirk, go and get your first!
RE: Lebron and Wade - classless losers - phalcon phil - 06-12-2011 03:17 PM