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Wade says he sent 'a message' of apology to Kobe

Posted on: February 28, 2012 4:39 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young



Pretty much everyone had the same reaction to Dwyane Wade's oddly hard foul on Kobe Bryant Sunday during the All-Star Game. What the crap was up with that?

In a regular game nobody would've batted an eye, but in the relaxed, fun setting of an All-Star Game, it definitely appeared out of place. Wade explained it afterward by saying he didn't mean to draw blood and was just getting Kobe back for some fouls on the other end.

But what ended up happening was that Kobe broke his nose, suffered a mild concussion and has to wear a mask for a little bit. So Wade feels a little bad now. And would like to say he's sorry. Via the Sun Sentinel, Wade says he sent "a message" of apology to Kobe for the broken nose and stressed he didn't mean any harm.
"I sent him a message, with my apologies. Unfortunate that happened to him, but that's all I could do," Wade said following Tuesday's practice at AmericanAirlines Arena, the first time he has commented on the incident since Sunday. "He knows it's no ill intent on me to do that. Did I take a foul? Yes, I took a foul. So, talk about me for taking a foul. But I never wanted that kind of outcome."

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"It's unfortunate, obviously," he said. "You don't never want to hurt nobody, anybody in this game, especially on a freak play like that. So, you know it's unfortunate.

"I sent my apologies. But, you know, not intentional. If it's something I did intentionally, it's a different story. So it's unfortunate."
Wade really didn't have to apologize like that. It's basketball. Bloody noses, busted lips and black eyes happen all the time. When it does, you say, "My bad" and keep moving on. This only became something bigger because in the traditional manner of the All-Star Game, you don't see things like that. Wade said he was just "taking a foul" to stop play so he could talk to the ref about two calls he didn't get on the other end. It was an accident, end of story. It might've looked funny, but the fact Kobe got his nose broken wasn't the intention.

Still, people like TNT's Reggie Miller were extremely critical of Wade's foul on Kobe and called for him to apologize publicly. Wade isn't into that.
"Reggie don't know what was said," Wade said. "When I saw his blood, obviously I didn't try to do that. I don't know if anybody wants me to get down on my knees in front of the world and do it. I don't have to do that.

"Like I said, everyone has an opinion, everyone uses their opinion. Like I said, I sent my apologies to Kobe and I move on from it. It's unfortunate. It was not nothing that was ill intent, in a sense. But this will be the last time I talk about it from this point on."

And guess what, you guys? The Heat play the Lakers on Sunday. So that should be a little more fun now. If Andrew Bynum clotheslines Wade on a drive to the basket, I think you'll know why.
Comments

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 9:14 pm
 

Wade says he sent 'a message' of apology to Kobe

Saying the Heat wont win rings is easy all haters say the same things. When they do win multiple titles I wanna see you hide back under the rock you came out of.
If James doesn't opt out of his contract early and take his talents back to Cleveland in an effort to get people to stop hating him.



Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2012 2:45 pm
 

Wade says he sent 'a message' of apology to Kobe

Saying the Heat wont win rings is easy all haters say the same things. When they do win multiple titles I wanna see you hide back under the rock you came out of.



Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:57 pm
 

Wade says he sent 'a message' of apology to Kobe

 "You don't never want to hurt nobody, anybody in this game, especially on a freak play like that. So, you know it's unfortunate."


Our English teachers are failing us... or not failing us thats the problem.  




Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:52 pm
 

Wade says he sent 'a message' of apology to Kobe

Quenn Lebronica has infected the rest of this team with the same punk-ass attitude he has had ever since he came into the league.  Used to be, Wade wasn't a bitch.  Now, obviously he is.  What a little pussy....breaking a guy's nose to complain about non-calls, and non-calls not to a degree as hard as the one he INTENTIONALLY committed, in an All-Star Game.  And his little tongue-in-cheek, non-apologetic "aplogy" just increases his level of puss.  Here is hoping next time the Heat and Lakers get together Metta gets off his pacifist kick long enough to go all The Palace on Wade.  Karma keeps count, and bullshit like this is why the Heat will never get rings again.



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:48 pm
 

Wade says he sent 'a message' of apology to Kobe

"You don't never want to hurt nobody."  By my count, that's 3 negatives used in one sentence.  I know that if you use 2 negatives, it equals a positive.  Using 3 goes back to being a negative?  Where do these guys learn to talk?  What a joke!  Get tough Kobe or go out and play a real pick-up game and see what you come away with.  You guys are ridiculous! 



Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 11:23 am
 

Wade says he sent 'a message' of apology to Kobe

Punk with a ring and one on the way!   Go Heat!



Since: Oct 6, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 11:14 am
 

Wade says he sent 'a message' of apology to Kobe

When you break someone's nose and they stop playing because he is bleeding, you apologize right then. Intentional or not. This guy is such an ignorant bitch.



Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 11:03 am
 

Wade says he sent 'a message' of apology to Kobe

Super weak excuse.  I agree Wade didnt intend to bust up Kobe, but he still admits it was an INTENTIONAL foul.  Thats wrong, particularly when you consider he did it to complain about other non-calls.   Wade should expect some hard fouls vs the Lakers.  He set the bar so he'll have to live with it.



Since: Feb 18, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 10:28 am
 

Wade says he sent 'a message' of apology to Kobe

It was a foul. It wasn't even a particularly hard one. Just a freak outcome.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 10:17 am
 

Wade says he sent 'a message' of apology to Kobe

Nice hack job!

That's Chicago playground basketball right there for sure! 


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