In case you guys happened to miss it, the Miami Heat got clapped last night out in Indianapolis. Dwyane Wade had the worst playoff game of his career and scored a whopping 5 points. LeBron did nothing special by any means and thus was unable to disappear during crunch time because this one was out of hand halfway through the fourth quarter.
During the 3rd quarter of last night's Game 3, a frustrated Dwyane Wade appears to get called out (for lack of better term) by coach Erik Spoelstra in the huddle. D-Wade responds by (what looks like) uttering a few vulgarities at his coach and walking back towards the court. As Wade leaves the huddle, it looks like Spoelstra says "watch your mouth," which really seemed to rile up D-Wade. The fact that veterans like Juwan Howard and Udonis Haslem had to help restrain him lets you know that he crossed the line. I hate to say it but D-Wade doesn't seem to be the D-Wade that he used to be.
D-Wade was a warrior, better yet a hero, during Miami's '05-'06 Championship run, but now I'm beginning to question whether my boy Dwyane has transformed into a prima donna. That whole thing with Wade coughing in front of the cameras and mocking Dirk really surprised me during last year's NBA Finals. I thought it was childish and uncharacteristic of D-Wade, but then again I saw him pouting on the sideline last night like my five-year old cousin.
On a brighter note: At least D-Wade has a championship ring (booya LeBron) and Gabrielle Union to run home to, but then again, half of Hollywood has probably been through there at some point (no offense D-Wade).
P.S. Towards the end of the video, you can see Danny Granger pulling on LeBron's jersey as he commits a clear-path foul. It will be interesting to see what else transpires between these two, especially since they have some bad blood that dates back to 2008. Even if I were LeBron, I probably wouldn't mess with Granger, considering he grew up in one of the roughest neighborhoods in New Orleans and was allegedly shot in the leg during a drive-by shooting when he was younger.
**UPDATE**: The Heat took Game 4 in Indiana (Series now tied 2-2). LeBron put up 40 points and grabbed 18 rebounds while D-Wade chipped in with 30. They literally put the team on their backs, particularly in the third quarter. I expect Indiana to rebound from this one and they have already shown they can win in Miami, so we'll see what happens.
P.S. Lance Stephenson is retarded! He has awoken the sleeping tiger (with that choking gesture) and he doesn't even play! He just sits on the bench. Also, O.J. Mayo lit up the younger Stephenson at ABCD camp back in '05 after the Brooklyn native called out Mayo in front of the entire camp.