The Miami Heat take a lot of criticisms, and some of that is out of jealousy, yes, but then there are certain instances where you can’t blame people for getting on their case. In Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, Dwyane Wade provided us with the perfect example of one of those instances.
As Wade was near mid-court in the second quarter with the Heat down, he had the ball in his possession when the Spurs’ Manu Ginobili came to take a swipe at the ball and the Miami veteran made it look as if Ginobili cocked back and sucker-punched him; even though you can clearly see that he came nowhere near his face.
Sometimes you need a couple looks to validate a claim as serious such as flopping, but nope, not with this video. Unless you’re legally blind, it’s evident that Wade tried to take one for the team on this one–something Heat players have been accused of multiple times in the past.
And if you don’t think flopping is serious, Wade will more than likely face a $5,000 fine because of this little stunt once the suits in the league offices take a long hard look at this.