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Trans. Nov 2 4:26 ET (Nov 2 4:26 ET ) NEW YORK, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade joined the chorus of people criticizing why some sports events were taking place in New York following the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy. Speaking to reporters before Friday night's National Basketball Association clash against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, Wade said the game should have been postponed. "I just felt that (there were) bigger things to be concerned about than us being here to play a basketball game," he told reporters. "Obviously, sports ... ...
The NBA instituted penalties for flopping for the 2012-13 season, but acts of embellished or fabricated contact persist in the league to this day. While the regulations have at least created a climate in which flopping carries some punishment, players have mostly decided that a warning or unlikely fine is worth the risk when the benefit of drawing a foul can be so great. It's here to stay.
In theory, the pervasive presence of flopping would mean that the younger generation would accept it as perfectly normal, as we saw in the case of this kid . Yet, as Miami Heat All-Star Dwyane Wade recently learned, that's not the case. In his hometown of Chicago for the sports and cheerleading camp he co-hosts with Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, Wade related a question from a young camper when speaking to the press. Simply put, the camper wanted to know why he flops so much (via The Big Lead ):
Whether the camper was put up to the question by his dad is unclear, but chances are he was influenced by the general outcry about flopping on TV and on the internet. Young fans are nothing if not impressionable, and continued criticism from commentators like ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy is going to affect their opinions in some way.
Of course, Wade and Marshall hold this camp in part to serve as good influences on kids, so maybe he should consider if flopping does that trick. Even if it's not, he can take solace in knowing he has inspired one child to question his elders. Never settle!
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Udonis Haslem has signed a two-year, $5.6 million contract with the Miami Heat. Haslem has spent all 11 of his NBA seasons with the Heat and is the franchise's all-time rebounds leader. He and Dwyane Wade are the only players to appear on all three of Miami's championship teams.
Head coach Erik Spoelstra is happy for LeBron James, he said in his first public comments since the Miami Heat lost the four-time MVP in free agency. "He seemed at peace with the decision," Spoelstra said in Las Vegas at the Heat's summer league appearance. James signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers but in an essay written last week said the decision was more about being a presence in his home state and the Akron region than it was basketball. In response, the Heat moved quickly to retain All-Star forward Chris Bosh and Monday re-signed franchise cornerstone Dwyane Wade to a two-year deal.
(Reuters) - Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem are returning to the Heat, even if LeBron James will not, and Luol Deng will join them in Miami. The Heat re-signed Wade to a multi-year contract on Tuesday. Riley touted the addition of Deng as "one of the most important free agent signings that we have ever had in the history of the franchise." The Heat did not disclose contract terms, but previous reports put the deal at two years and $20 million. The Heat also announced the signing of forward James Ennis.
Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem are returning to the Heat, even if LeBron James will not, and Luol Deng will join them in Miami. The Heat re-signed Wade to a multiyear contract on Tuesday. Riley touted the addition of Deng as "one of the most important free agent signings that we have ever had in the history of the franchise." The Heat did not disclose contract terms, but previous reports put the deal at two years and $20 million. He joined the Heat in 2003 and has remained a mainstay through the years.
Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years. Wade signed a new contract with the Heat on Tuesday. ''I am proud to have spent every single day of my career as a member of the Miami Heat and to have brought three championship titles to this great city,'' Wade said in a statement. I have confidence in the Miami Heat organization and the team they are building.'' Earlier Tuesday, Wade tweeted ''Home Is Where The Heart Is... My Home,My City,My House'' and attached a photo of himself standing below the three NBA championship banners that hang at Miami's home arena.
(Reuters) - Dwyane Wade is staying on with the Miami Heat as the face of the franchise after agreeing a new contract while the NBA team picks up the pieces following the loss of free agent LeBron James last week. "Home Is Where The Heart Is... My Home,My City,My House..#HeatLifer," Wade posted on Instagram in a social media teaser before the Heat finally made it official. "He has shown his commitment to the Heat many times over the course of his career and has always been willing to sacrifice in order to help build this team into a champion. "I am ecstatic to have him back in the fold and I am confident that Dwyane, as always, will be leading this team as we look to contend for NBA championships." While details of the multi-year deal were not made public, the All-Star guard will make at least $15 million per season, ESPN reported.
Dwyane Wade will stay with the Miami Heat to aid the club he helped to three NBA titles in rebuilding after the loss of superstar LeBron James, he said Tuesday. Wade, who opted out of his contract last month just as James did, sent a Twitter message ending any speculation he might leave the Heat as James did when he returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The move will reunite Wade with team-mate Chris Bosh, who was wooed by the Houston Rockets among others but chose to stay with the Heat for a reported five-year deal worth $118 million.
Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years. Wade signed a new contract with the Heat on Tuesday. ''Home Is Where The Heart Is... My Home,My City,My House,'' Wade wrote on Twitter, then used the phrase ''HeatLifer'' when attaching a photo of himself standing below the three NBA championship banners that hang at the arena the Heat call home in Miami. Heat President Pat Riley confirmed that Wade again bought into the Heat mantra of sacrifice.
Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem are returning to the Miami Heat, even if LeBron James will not. The Heat re-signed Wade to a multiyear contract on Tuesday. "Dwyane has been the franchise cornerstone for this team since the day he arrived 11 years ago," Heat president Pat Riley said. "He has shown his commitment to the Heat many times over the course of his career and has always been willing to sacrifice in order to help build this team into a champion.
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