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Wade: "Opposing teams can thank us now"

Posted on: August 3, 2010 1:50 pm
Edited on: August 3, 2010 1:51 pm
Posted by Royce Young

At one point, I really liked Dwyane Wade. It was when he was one of the hardest playing, hardest working players in the league. He always brought it every night, was incredibly talented and carried sub-par teams to higher levels.

Well, I guess nothing has changed with him in that regard. I guess the reason I don't really care for him now is because he won't stop opening his mouth.

To the Miami Herald, he said: "I understand people are going to say stuff. And we accept it with open arms,'' Wade said. "And even on the road, because every place is going to sell out when we come to town. So [opposing teams] can thank us now .''

Oh puh-lease. Give me a break. Look, everyone knows the Heat are the talk of the league. Heck, they're the talk of sports. While Wade's statement isn't untrue in the slightest, the arrogance is becoming so thick you'd need a lightsaber to slice through it.

It's one thing to be good. It's another thing to be good and tell everyone about it. The Heat are going to be quite a draw. They're going to win games. They're going to be talked about constantly. But let other people do the talking, Dwyane. The whoie world already doesn't like your team and unless that's the angle you're going for, these type of comments sure aren't helping things.
Category: NBA

Since: Jul 16, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 2:50 pm

Wade: "Opposing teams can thank us now"


Awesome post. I agree with you on every point.
The NBA does not have enough GREAT players to challenge each other.

Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:36 pm

Wade: "Opposing teams can thank us now"

So many people get caught up in who said this or that. The talk is not really important.

At the end of the day they'll have to play and he'll either be saying "I told you so" or be trying to explain what went wrong.

If I'm the Lakers I smiling because Miami has taken pressure off of them as the team with the bullseye.  Come playoffs as of recent Lebron has not responded well to pressure, Bosh has never really had the pressure. I'm from Chicago and D'Wades arrogance is annoying, even Kobe is more humble than him. Given D Wade did do his thing for the championship against a soft Dallas defense that couldn't guard anyone.

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:07 pm

Wade: "Opposing teams can thank us now"

I think I hate them more than the Boston Celtics now! 

As a Lakers Fan for the past 30 years, I'll be rooting for the Celtics against the 3 Ringed Circus and just about any other team in the League.

Miami at Cleve on Dec 2nd is going to be UGLY....Can't wait....LOL

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:39 pm

Wade: "Opposing teams can thank us now"

This issue is not whether Wade is lying with this statement. The issue is whether he is showing any class by making it. The answer to that is no, the man (overgrown boy?), along with his teammate James, has no class whatsoever.

Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2010 2:00 am

Wade: "Opposing teams can thank us now"

'' Wade said. "And even on the road, because every place is going to sell out when we come to town. So [opposing teams] can Thank Us now."

is a good ball player who's won 1 championship when Shaq joined his team. Since Shaq left Wade has no new championships. So his confidence seems to be on the rise because he has 2 good ball players on his team... Maybe some of the sports writers need to remind him that Championships are won with your performance, not running your mouth! 

Until the next NBA Champion is crowned; the Lakers are in charge!

Go LA!

Since: Sep 27, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:07 am

Wade: "Opposing teams can thank us now"

ok fellas i understand that the heat are the new hated team and people dont like what was done with this team. but facts are facts. wade didnt say anything untrue. he did say when we come in ur building and destroy you. he just said the buildings are gonna sell out and that is pretty accurate. futhermore the the poster who said something about parity.. when in the last thirty years has the nba had parity. there has been something like 7 teams who have won a chip in thirty years.. celtics, lakers, pistons, bulls, spurs, heat, rockets.. thats it. so where is there ever been parity in the league.. pls answer me that

Since: Aug 3, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2010 10:15 pm

Wade: "Opposing teams can thank us now"

Thank you God for all this hate!!!! It means that we are doing somrthing great...I always wanted to br like the Lakers, Yankees, Cowboys, Celtics, Red Sox and every winnig franchise that is hated...FINELLY!!! WE HAVE ARRIVED!!! Please, hate us more...AND THANK YOU FOR THAT HATE!! 

Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2010 9:13 pm

Wade: "Opposing teams can thank us now"

I  LOATHE the Celtics.  Even after what the Heat have pulled, I STILL hate the Celtics. But nothing compares to the hate I feel for the Heat.  I agree with what someone else said earlier, the other players in the NBA should POUND on the Heat.  I also hope they stop getting the calls.  DWayne Wade carries the ball on EVERY play. It would be interesting to see if it starts getting called now.

Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2010 8:35 pm

Wade: "Opposing teams can thank us now"

Well, the Yankees from 2001-2008 didn't win a thing with the highest payroll in baseball.  When you have the best roster money can buy, you should win more than....ZERO times. 

Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2010 7:20 pm

Wade: "Opposing teams can thank us now"

Thank you Mr. Wade for your part in destroying attendance in the league! Does anyone really believe that a road game sellouts will make up for the lack of attendance in Cleveland and Toronto? Cleveland sold out EVERY home game for the last couple years. The only thing that would help the NBA is to adopt a plan that was more like the NFL's. Parity sure isn't a fun word, but it sure is profitable! Stern really needs to sit down with the owners and iron something out soon, before they have to start having bake sales to afford these massive player contracts with no one attending games.

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