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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."


"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.

Since: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:38 am

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

LeBron is one of the all-time most unlikable NBA players because of hisutter lack of humility and class.  Before he came to town, Wade had a levl of class and humility.  I'm sure the thinking was Wade would help LeBron mature. Wrong.  Lebron has shown Wade the way to ultimate punkdom.  No longer a fan of Wade's, and what a shame.  What happened to 'ya D-Wade?  You've gone backwards.  Yep, feel proud for yourself.  You have joined the LeBron has another self-centered, classless jerks.  Way to go.  Good job!

Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 11:42 pm

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

Being a Marquette fan I've can say that I've watched a lot of D.Wade. I don't understand what has happend in the last 2 seasons. He's starting to turn into a punk. He's giving out a lot of "hard fouls".  A hard foul in an All-Star game? What purpose does that serve? Could it be that Kobe is the only great 2 gaurd in the Western Conference? And all he's trying to do is send Kobe a message in case they meet in the finals?  In case Wade doesn't know yet, if they do meet the Lakers in the finals, he will be the one getting the hard fouls. Only the Lakers have the size to "hard foul" correctly.

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 11:35 pm

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

So Wade when did you become a "goon"? I used to respect you but that was totally a classless move to do a hard foul in a defenseless game like that!! Even tho I don't like Kobe, he still didn't deserve that! I wouldn't accept that apology from you!!

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 11:21 pm

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

Wade is just a lousy Chicago punk, and always has been.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 11:07 pm

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

I can't believe Wade had the audacity to play defense in an All Star game.  He should be fined! He wrapped his arms around Kobe's back and stopped his momentum to the basket! It's not like he threw a Mike Tyson haymaker for a title belt.  The lack of defense is what makes the NBA game the worst all star game in sports.  They think fans like the high score and uncontested dunks. Real fans like to see amazing defense from the games top players and a legit game. Can you imagine a MLB All star game that was underhand slow pitch just to see the homeruns? Oh, yeah that called the home run derby which is the equivalent of the slam dunk contest.

Play the game on both sides of the ball.  The media is the party most offended.  I didn't see Kobe bat an eye because he knew it was just basketball.  I'm not a Kobe fan, but his class and actions earned my respect.  Wade and the rest of the All Stars are class acts as well, regardless of what fan base you are a part of.

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:47 pm

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

Metta meet Udonis Haslem. Udonis won't let anyone touch Wade.

Since: Feb 28, 2012
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:47 pm
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Since: Dec 17, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:31 pm

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

"Agree and sad. Since Lebron came into town Wade has been acting very immature with silly antics and the like" - could they be using the same connection?  Very suspicious.

Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:30 pm

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

Who cares!  !
I think he broke my freakin nose.I think I broke his freakin nose!Well folks I think he broke his freakin nose.Yep he broke his freakin nose.What a shame,GO HEAT!

Since: Dec 17, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:29 pm

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

It wasn't intentional, but he did it anyway.  Ha, it's as though Wade lost control.  Can taking an excess of vitamins cause that sort of thing?

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