Originally posted on Extra Pine Tar  |  Last updated 11/1/12
Editor’s Note: Guest writer Eddy DelSignore has gone been gone for a little while, but he simply couldn’t stay away after hearing Dwyane Wade’s hypocritical comments after Tuesday’s Celtics-Heat game.  Dwyane Wade is the dirtiest player in the NBA. There, I said it. It had to be said. So, when Dwyane Wade, the dirtiest player in the NBA, called the foul that Rajon Rondo applied to him on Tuesday night, “…a punk play,” he has to be responsible for those words. Watch the clip. Wade’s entire quote reads, “I got my kids watching so I stopped myself, but it was a punk play by him. He clothleslined me.” To follow that up, LeBron James backed his teammate by saying, “…It wasn’t a basketball play,” referring to Rondo’s flagrant foul. Okay, Dwyane, I understand you want to set a good example for your kids, but how exactly do you defend this foul against Rondo that maimed him for the remainder of that playoff series? Where exactly do your actions constitute a basketball play, as your buddy LeBron said Rondo’s actions did not on Tuesday? How about this classic “non-call” that occurred in last year’s playoffs: Any excuse for that one? Alright, D-Wade, maybe the injury makes the play look exaggerated. I understand. Let’s go onto another questionable foul that you’ve committed. That’s much harder to be construed as a “basketball play.” You obviously just shoved another man into the ground and into the scorers table because you were frustrated with something. How do you defend those actions? Is that something you wanted your kids to see, so that they can follow that example? Here’s another great notch in Dwyane Wade, the ultimate sportsman’s, belt. Now, before we all ask the question that’s already been asked, which is, “How is that not a flagrant two foul and an ejection?,” Let’s just point out the obvious—Wade didn’t even try to foul the guy with the ball. He, instead, laid a Ed Reed-esque shoulder into a man without the ball. I, admittedly, am not respected in the streetball community or in the playgrounds across the country, but I’m going to say with some degree of confidence that if I tried that in a pick-up game, or even in the YMCA, I would get my ass kicked because I was acting in a punkish manner. Finally, someone on YouTube has dedicated an entire video to Dwyane Wade’s greatest examples for his children. Basically, what I’m trying to say to Dwyane Wade is that calling Rondo’s flagrant foul, which was clearly out of frustration, a “punk play,” is essentially the pot calling the kettle black. You can’t say you are trying to set an example for your kids and then repeatedly shove players into scoreboards, body-check players on fast breaks, or pull players down by their jerseys. It just doesn’t make sense. Either set an example for your children better or they’re going to grow up to be just like you and make punk plays.
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