Dwyane Wade's Health Draws Concern During Playoffs
Is Miami Heat in trouble?
The Miami Heat decided to cancel practice as well as their media
session today, looking to regroup after an embarrassing 94-75 loss last
night to the Indiana Pacers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference
More concerning than the loss, however, was the on-court blowup of superstar Dwyane Wade.
During the third quarter last night Wade had a heated exchanged with
head coach Erik Spoelstra after, according to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith,
Spoelstra told Wade he was “playing like garbage.” Wade than began
yelling at his coach, and at one point the two were face-to-face before
Wade had to be restrained by veterans Juwan Howard and Udonis Haslem.
Spoelstra looked to downplay the event after the game, telling
reporters, “Anybody that has been part of a team or has been a coach or
been a player, you have no idea how often things like that happen. That
was during a very emotional part of the game. We were getting our butt
kicked. Dwyane and I have been together for a long, long time. We’ve
been through basically everything.”
Haslem’s comments to ESPN after the game seemed to confirm Stephen
A.’s explanation of what set off the exchange between Wade and
“We’ve got a lot of alpha males in this locker room, on this team,”
he said. “We’re going to encourage each other and get on each other’s
case when need be. But it’s all constructive criticism. I don’t think
it’s personal with anybody. Emotions get high. It’s the playoffs.”
Wade blew off the question regarding the altercation, saying simply, “I don’t even remember what y’all talking about.”
Wade’s struggles didn’t begin in the third, as from opening tip last
night he looked uncomfortable and out of sorts. He missed 11 of his 13
shots and was outscored by offensively inept Joel Anthony. Wade’s
frustration was blatant, and his lack of energy and burst led many to
question his health.
“At this point of the season, no one is 100 percent,” Wade said.
With Chris Bosh scheduled to be out 2-4 weeks, that’s probably the last thing Miami fans want to hear.Read more at Atlantablackstar.com
Date Submitted: 5/19/2012 12:06 AM
PostedBy: Single In The City