Found February 28, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Many people felt Dwyane Wade was out of line for breaking Kobe’s nose with a hard foul during the All-Star Game Sunday. Wade told the media Tuesday he apologized to Bryant.
“I sent him a message, with my apologies. Unfortunate that happened to him, but that’s all I could do,” Wade said. “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’s apology should be accepted because there’s no way to believe he wanted to break Kobe’s nose and give the man a concussion. But are there some underlying issues to the foul? You bet.
If Wade weren’t competitive wit
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.It'll be interesting to see if the NBA will do anything about Dwyane Wade's "hard foul" on Kobe Bryant during the All Star Game. My bet would be "no".But this:... is more than just a "hard foul". Given the circumstance of the game - a game where the players are actively getting out of the way of offense - I don't think anyone would...
Dwyane Wade's foul in the All-Star Game caused Kobe to break his nose and get a concussion, so Wade has now apologized.
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade said that he sent a message to Kobe Bryant apologizing for his hard foul which led to the veteran's broken nose during the All-Star Game on Sunday.
"It's all I can do," Wade told ESPN.com. "He knows it's no ill intent of me to do that to him. Talk about me for taking the foul, but I never wanted that kind of outcome."...
After playing with a face mask Tuesday, Kobe Bryant says he has no hard feelings toward Dwyane Wade following the concussion and broken nose he suffered from the Heat star's hard foul.
Dwyane Wade says he apologized to Kobe Bryant during Sunday's All-Star Game after seeing he had drawn blood with a hard foul against the Los Angeles Lakers' star. Wade says he also sent Bryant a message, saying he did not intend to cause injury. The Lakers say Bryant broke his nose on the play when he tried to drive around Wade near the basket and was fouled by the Heat guard.
MIAMI (AP) -- Dwyane Wade says he apologized to Kobe Bryant during Sunday's All-Star Game after seeing he had drawn blood with a hard foul against the Los Angeles Lakers' star.
Insisting he meant no harm, Dwyane Wade revealed Tuesday that he has apologized to Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant multiple times for a blood-drawing, nose-breaking foul during the All-Star game.
The Los Angeles Lakers say Kobe Bryant has a "nasal fracture" after he was smacked in the nose by Dwyane Wade during the NBA All-Star game. The team said on its website Monday that a CT scan revealed the extent of the injury, and the star guard will be re-evaluated by an ear, nose and throat specialist when he returns to Los Angeles.
Anybody wondering whether Kobe Bryant will play Wednesday against Minnesota?
You'll have to wait a bit.
Bryant will see an ear, nose and throat specialist Tuesday, a Lakers spokesman said.
He sustained a broken nose Sunday during the All-Star game, apparently when he absorbed a hard foul from Miami guard Dwyane Wade in the third quarter of the Western Conference's 152...
LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant might’ve been the headliners on this past Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game, but they weren’t the only ones putting in work. Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade did their thing as well. Perhaps they were low on the replay highlights, but each left his imprint on the game; Wade with [...]
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Dwyane Wade’s hard foul on Kobe Bryant last night resulted in a nasal fracture for the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar guard. Per the team: “Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who was injured in Sunday evening’s All-Star game in Orlando, Fla., was examined after the game. Results of a CT scan revealed that Bryant suffered a nasal fracture. It is expected that Bryant will be examined...
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There had been talk following Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game that Kobe Bryant had suffered a concussion after Dwyane Wade’s hard foul (which broke his nose, and for which Wade apologized.)
The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed that their superstar guard did indeed have a concussion, which was determined by a neurologist. Bryant is questionable...