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Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

Posted on: June 11, 2011 2:50 pm
Edited on: June 11, 2011 2:56 pm
 
Posted by Matt Moore

This story is beyond idiotic. Wade did make fun of Nowitzki, Wade didn't make fun of Nowitzki, its shelf life has reached absurd levels. But no. Here we are, three days after it happened, still talking about it, still asking reporters about it, still being stunningly daft about what it means in a bigger context. There's no high horse here. Obviously trash talk is a fun concept. But this has just gotten absurd and its things like this which are overshadowing actually good basketball.

With that said, here's your obligatory update to what was said after practice Saturday about Sniffle-gate. Trust me, check our numbers or anyone else's, this is what people want to read about.

Dwyane Wade told reporters Saturday that the entire episode wasn't meant to make fun of Dirk, it started as a legitimate cough, which then turned into he and LeBron James joking about how reporters would blow it up. Which, naturally, the media did.

"I 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."

I'm going to pause here and let everyone get out their "Ha! Yeah, right!" 's  and their "A likely story!"'s. I'm going to let you guffaw and shake your head (or "SMH" if you're the Twittering type). Get it all out of your system. And I'm not saying that because I think Wade's being honest. He could be. He very well could not be. But the one thing he's right about is that we, the media, and oh, yes, you the fans (don't think you're not culpable here) took this ten seconds of interaction and made it into a huge deal. We blew it up, Wade's right about that. Whether he's covering or not, it became a story, during the NBA Finals, one that is rife with quality storylines. This became the story for three days. 

The Mavericks for the most part would not take the bait before practice Saturday, with Shawn Marion saying "I hadn't even heard about it until I saw it on CNN this morning." Jason Terry said he had not seen the video and didn't care about it. Dirk Nowitzki was really the only Maverick to say anything about the whole thing.

"I just thought it was a little childish, a little ignorant," Nowitzki said. "I've been in this league for 13 years.  I've never faked an injury or an illness before.  But it 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."  

What you have is a situation where what Wade and James did probably irked Nowitzki. It's not that it was that bad or it was anything terrible. It's not what's going to drive Nowitzki Sunday, or any of the Mavericks. It's just another example of the Heat not only knowing how to avoid media scrutiny, but swerving directly onto the tracks, then blaming other people for driving them into the train. The Heat are obviously under more scrutiny than any team in history, but it doesn't change the fact that they do something seemingly every game to keep that white hot spotlight there. Maybe it's about attention. Maybe it's about immaturity. Maybe it's just a series of unfortunate events. But every other superstar in the league manages to avoid getting in trouble 9 out of 10 times, while the Heat bat about .400. And this time, they insulted Nowitzki, intentionally or not. 

So Nowitzki jabbed back, obviously offended on a professional level, but he's not going to let it get to him. If the Mavericks close this thing out in six, it won't be because of Wade and James acting like idiots on camera. It'll be because the Mavericks have proved they're the better team and won four out of six. This Mavericks team is made up of experienced veterans. They're not caught up in trash talk, though they dish a lot of it. They want the title, they want the glory, they want to make up for 2006. This is about legacy, not the sniffles.
Comments

Since: Jan 20, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 3:47 pm
 

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

Why does everyone think DWade is a stand up guy; he's so full of himself, and a total faker. The guy flops and fakes injuries more than anyone in the league. He knows the Mavericks could take them out, that's why he faked that hip injury. So if the Dallas wins, he's injured if Miami wins the story would be about how he came back from  near death to lead the Heat to the championship.

One of the reasons the Heat and Lebron are struggling is Dwades goal of beiing finals MVP. The same thing he was saying about Kobe Bryant in the all star game he's doing himself. 



Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: June 11, 2011 3:45 pm
 

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

cHeat = Flopping pansies



Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2011 3:36 pm
 

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

Emmitt Sucks:

You must have missed the first two paragraphs of this article:
"This story is beyond idiotic. Wade did make fun of Nowitzki, Wade didn't make fun of Nowitzki, its shelf life has reached absurd levels. But no. Here we are, three days after it happened, still talking about it, still asking reporters about it, still being stunningly daft about what it means in a bigger context. There's no high horse here. Obviously trash talk is a fun concept. But this has just gotten absurd and its things like this which are overshadowing actually good basketball.

With that said, here's your obligatory update to what was said after practice Saturday about . Trust me, check our numbers or anyone else's, this is what people want to read about. "

He explained why he wrote it, and that he doesn't want to write it.
No point in taking a jab at the writer, he's only writing what the majority of "fans" want him to.



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

Say what you want about Bron, but how is Wade choking?



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

Just more WWF!!!  Ooopps, I meant NBA.



Since: Jul 18, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2011 3:26 pm
 

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

And this is news..............really ???




Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2011 3:23 pm
 

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

Matt Moore, you're an idiot. It's the pot calling the kettle black. I forgot all about it already and thanks to you, we're all reading about this all over again. Btw, don't involve the fans in this stupid crap like we're as guilty as the media, if you guys didn't report it, none of us will know about it in the first place. Just like now, if you didn't write this stupid article, I wouldn't be wasting my time commenting on it. I hope this would be the last time we're going to be reading or commenting about this crap. Wade and LeBron makes fun of Dirk, end of the story.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

So now Wade, like LeBron, is a liar as well.  I had liked that guy.  Not anymore.  Just another liar.  Petulanyt children who lie, and aren;t as good as the other team.  Yawn.  NBA basketball is just like NASCAR. a waste of time.



Since: Jun 25, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2011 3:18 pm
 

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

Wasnt Lebron the one who was claiming he was sick during the Bulls series?  Didnt he ham it up while the cameras were on?  Douche bags!



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

Wade ""I 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."  thats why you turned to Bron Jimmy and he mimmicked the same thing?  you guys are both frauds.



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