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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.

Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: June 12, 2011 12:27 am

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

Wow, I'll be the one and only on this blog to defend the Heat!  All of you are some cry babies!!!  Oh they are having fun, oh they insulted someone, look in the mirror.  ALL OF YOU ARE INSULTING People right now, what makes you different.  Did Wade or James call the Mavs heartless, or smucks, or Dirkbum, weakDirk, or anything else that you childish people are blogging?  NO.  Let this stupid thing die. 

Oh and sorry to hurt all of your feelings but the heat will win this game and take it to 7 like the NBA wants.  There is a lot more to this series than most of you think.  This series is getting the highest ratings in NBA HISTORY...Hmmmm reason?

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2011 11:54 pm

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

Nice job Wade and LeBum...way to get the best player on the opposing team psyched up to eliminate your a$$es on your homecourt.  This Laker fan is pulling for the Mavs to finish off the Heat so we can watch LeBum quit again in the 4th quarter. 

Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2011 11:52 pm

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

Here is the thing.....When you are down 3-2, and have pulled two of the biggest chokes in recent Finals' memory to get that way, the last f%^&*$g thing you need to be doing is "having fun at the media's expense".  You need to be figuring out why the "greatest player in the game" disappears.  But that is just Queen Lebronica being Queen Lebronica.  Wade. on the other hand, I am puzzled about.  Wade has actually done something in this league.  Wade has a ring.  Wade USED to have the respect of people.  Now, he has been infected with James' ignorance and stupidity.  James came into this league an ass, and has only gotten worse.  Wade, however, I used to respect.  No more.  Both of them are shit, as far as I am concerned.  

Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2011 11:41 pm

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

Lot of sensitive people around Just everyone have a good cry and then go look for your balls.

Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2011 11:31 pm

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

I would think at this point even Miami fans are rooting against the Heat.  Have there ever been a bigger bunch of goof balls in the world?

Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2011 11:30 pm

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

The only people who are going to be sick are the heat fans after Dallas wipes the floor w/ ego-manical heat superstars. what a time for wade and james to be acting like children, but i'm not at all surprised; Dallas will have the last laugh, 

Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2011 11:24 pm

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

I heard this week that someone said lebone  was better than Jordan? who ever this was must be on some serious meds and I am sure he has got to be choking on his words after the last 2 games he has played. Let me set him straight Ill make this easy to "HE COULD NOT EVEN CARRY JORDANS JOCK" after reading this latest non sence from him and wade I will say that karma will make sure the mavs win and I will certainily be rooting fo rNowitzki to ram the ball down both of their throats but then again he dont even need karma he has been doing it for 5 games already. lebone and wade are a joke. GO MAVS!

Since: Feb 18, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2011 11:24 pm

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

Nothing could have made me root for the Mavericks.... Well, at least I thought! lol GO MAVERICKS. LeBrick the King got paid in H/S!!!

Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2011 11:11 pm

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant

To a fellow red raider I think you are wrong on this one. They have not mentioned anything about race seriously or jokingly. They were mocking Dirk because they think he's a weak baskeball player. We all know thats a crock. They are trying to get in his head, but I think Dirk and the Mav's will ignore the fun & games and put the nail in the coffin. Game 6 will be an extremely tense game.

The Mav's are going to kick that ass. D. Wade & Lebron will be the sick one's.

Go Mav's!!!! 

Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: June 11, 2011 10:48 pm

Dirk calls Sniffle-gate childish, ignorant


 danimal is right divorce proceedings  (and alot wade's was published last spring )are public record and anyone can read them at any time, and it is clear from those proceedings that Dwayne wade is a lowlife  scumbag   

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