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Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

Posted on: November 3, 2011 12:04 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

I really wish Dwyane Wade would give this stuff a rest. Because for the thousanth time, he played the "Everybody hates the Heat!" card. Wade said the team "played off hatred" and he even took it so far this time that he blamed The Finals loss to the Mavericks on it.

Via the AP:

In an interview with Mike Krzyzewski on the Duke coach's show on SiriusXM Radio, Wade says "we wanted to win to spite people" last season, the first where he had LeBron James and Chris Bosh as teammates.

Wade continued, "I believe that's the reason we didn't win a championship."

Krzyzewski replied by saying, "That's why I love this guy."

OK, so far the reasons we've got from Wade why they didn't win was because of chemistry, because people hated them and because the media focused too much on them, because they just need a little more time together. So far not on Wade's list of reasons: Because the Mavericks were just better than them.

I don't think Dwyane Wade is an excuse-maker. He doesn't strike me as the kind of guy that's going to look for any and every reason why his team failed other than just looking in the mirror. But the whole organization needs to get over this stuff. They're trying to use it as motivation, I get that. But geez man, lay off it for a little while. Say boring stuff like "We just needed to execute better" and leave it at that.

Because really, all this does is make people dislike the Heat more. Nobody feels sorry for them when they brought it all upon themselves. They knew what was coming the second LeBron said those famous seven words. They knew what was coming when they had their dance party before the season started.

Win for whatever reason you want. To spite people, for yourself, for your family -- whatever. But just win. That's how you shut people up.
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Since: Sep 29, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

So I guess we're slumping this low with the lock-out...to keep bringing up the 10 reason why?  Royce starts out by saying...why doens't this story rest?  Because you guys keep reporting it!

The only credible thing I heard was the fact that Wade seems to refuse to say Dallas beat them.  That's fine, Wade feels the Heat lost it more than the Mavericks beat them....so there's only one cure for that...play the game to your best next time.  So now Heat fans know these guys didn't try hard enough....well that's what you tend to get from superstars sometimes.



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

Really? time to move on. Bosh and Wade are not the same as they were pre- Lebron. Their talk and actions are now about entitlement and an "all about me" attitude. Very sad.

These comments are just another insult thrust at the Mavs. The Mavs beat them fair and square and pretty much outplayed them in every way. So don't talk as if it was really all about YOU! It was about Dirk working for years to improve and develop his unique game. It was about a trade that put a hulking center with heart into the lineup. It was about the Mavs playing hard nosed defence while their opponent really didn't have a taste for it. It was about role players stepping up and taking advantage of a once  in a lifetime opportunity. It was about intensity and desire. It was about veterans knowing this could be their last chance to shine on the biggest stage so they did. It was about TEAM.

What do I remember about the Heat in this series? I remember Bron and Wade mocking Dirk. I remember watching Lebron walking when he should have been running. I remember a swagger in their walk that was not backed up on the court. I remember the ball growning roots while a Heat stood their and dribbled instead of moving the ball. I remember Bosh collapsing to the floor.

I hope the Heat get their wish and reach "just another team status". They have reaped what they have sewn and now seem shocked by the hate. Too bad- change your ways- you have the foundation of a winner but much attitude and self inflicted problems to overcome.



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

I don't think Dwyane Wade is an excuse-maker. He doesn't strike me as the kind of guy that's going to look for any and every reason why his team failed other than just looking in the mirror.
Umm.... Royce Young, you need to start rethinking your thought on whether Wade is an excuse maker or not.
In the few lines previous to this quote, you listed off like 4 things WADE made as excuses. Hello??



Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Miami Cheat blow!

Wah!  Wah!  Cry Miami Cheat cry!!  What a phony!  This coming from the biggest flopper on the planet.

My Mavs whooped you and your cHeat - so get over it.  Be a man and admit you got beat by a better team.

Go Mavs Go!

Now I just wish they can settle this thing and bring basketball back.

Back to Back Jack!



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

What I love about this is the quote by Coach Gay...I can see just hear that little puss, in his little puss voice, saying that!

I'm betting you hear his gay voice in yer head a lot when his gay teams beat Kentucky regularly, too...



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

What I love about this is the quote by Coach Gay...I can see just hear that little puss, in his little puss voice, saying that!

Bet you hear his gay voice in yer head a lot when his gay team beats Kentucky too...



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 3:14 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

HERE IS WADE A FEW YEARS AGO TALKING ABOUT DIRK MAKING EXCUSES WHEN THE HEAT BEAT THEM. LOL. LOOKIN STUPID DWYANE.


Dwyane Wade calls out Dirk Nowitzki on his Finals performance. (Getty Images)  
Dwyane Wade calls out Dirk Nowitzki on his Finals performance. (Getty Images)  Kiss it, Dirk.

Wade might have woken up on the wrong side of bed on Thursday when he proclaimed that cost his the championship last season. The attack came as a delayed response to Nowitzki's inference that Dallas handed its title last June, a claim that has been made seemingly all season.

In response, Wade broke out the following:

"Dirk said that they gave us the championship last year," Wade said Thursday. "But he's the reason they lost the championship because he wasn't the leader he's supposed to be in the closing moments."

Not the leader they needed you to be, huh? How emasculating. What Wade is saying is that Nowitzki failed his guys, and indeed, if memory serves correctly, I do recall Nowitzki being unable to take the best team in the 2006 Finals to the promised land. In Game 5 of the series, long after the Mavericks coughed up the double-digit Game 3 fourth-quarter lead that changed the series, Nowitzki was at the line in a tie game and missed a free throw that would've given Dallas the advantage and perhaps changed the outcome of the contest. Instead, Wade went on to score the final two of his 17 fourth-quarter points to send the game to overtime, and then ultimately helped Miami take a 3-2 lead back to Dallas.

Wade took his game to another level. Nowitzki did not. Both understand that, which is the reason Nowitzki came out so focused this season and is the popular choice for MVP to date.

It's also why Wade takes the inference that Miami was handed anything as a slap in the face. The Heat took that title. They embarrassed Dallas in South Florida, and then went into their house, took the Mavs' final punch and celebrated on their court. History will say it went down that way, and history will be right -- regardless of Nowitzki's feelings on the subject.

Even though this subject should be water under the bridge, Wade provided a not-so-friendly reminder that he's the new bad ass in town. He's digging into people the way Michael Jordan once did, and if you believe many around the league, he's getting the same type of favorable treatment from officials that No. 23 once got.

The Wade rules. That's what this is all about.

It's exciting, too, because it's this type of banter that sparks rivalries and supplies the type of soap opera theme that adds to the spectacle of the sport. Now, both Wade and Nowitzki will have to field questions about their budding feud in Las Vegas. Any time their teams meet, these comments will be brought up.

At the end of the day, any way you slice it, it's Wade 1, Dirk 0.

The only way Nowitzki can alter history is to hope the two meet on the court in another NBA Finals. Until then, he's been silenced -- viciously.





Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

You can't spell HEAT without HATE.


Regards,
Dexter Manley   



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

What I love about this is the quote by Coach Gay...I can see just hear that little puss, in his little puss voice, saying that!



Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

They lost because of hate??  And all along I was thinking they lost because Delonte West was banging LeDouche's mom and because Chris Bosh has the NBA's largest vagina.  You really do learn something new every day. 



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