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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: Jul 31, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:14 pm
 

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

I really believe D-Wade is sorry...  A sorry P.O.S. that is



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:05 pm
 

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

Really Wade? During the All-Star game? Kobe will drop 40+ points on your b*tch-a$$ Sunday, with a broken nose and mild concussion. If that would've happened to Wade he'd have to sit out at least a week.
You're right. He would have to out a week as a precaution, since the Heat have their eye on the big prize and are legitimate title contenders. The pre-trade deadline Lakers.......not so much, so what else does Kobe have to do other than play out the rest of his career? Don't get me wrong, the Lakers aren't horrible, but I think a first round exit this year wouldn't be a shocking development.



Since: Oct 4, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:01 pm
 

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

Mr. Wade, meet Mr. Metta World Peace.

 



Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 8:57 pm
 

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

Just like Wade was sorry when he mugged Rondo in the playoffs last year ( and seperated Rondo's shoulder) although it was the main reason they won that series ..... Wade is a PUNK. !!! Pure and simple he proved that in the playoffs last year mocking Dirk , he is a bigger A$$ than Lebron easily



Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 8:50 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



Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 8:49 pm
 

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

totally agree. he has definitely changed since Lebron came in town. a change for the worse I would say wiht silly antics and the like



Since: Feb 8, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 8:01 pm
 

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

"was just getting Kobe back for some fouls on the other end."

Really Wade? During the All-Star game? Kobe will drop 40+ points on your b*tch-a$$ Sunday, with a broken nose and mild concussion. If that would've happened to Wade he'd have to sit out at least a week.



Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:17 pm
 

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

Wade's gotten a lil beyotchy since his boy Bron showed up in town.



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:35 pm
 

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

Wade's a bitch, he only apologized because he heard everyone in the media wondering why he committed a foul so hard in a game where no one was committing fouls like that.  He didn't even apologize after the fact, this is days later.  That's o.k., the Lakers will handle business on sunday.  Like Wade said, hard foul for hard foul.  The problem for Wade is that she's made out of glass.  People living in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.



Since: Oct 4, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:12 pm
 

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

Only Wade would foul to stop play just so he could cry to the refs about not getting foul calls during a meaningless exhibition.


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