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Report: Dwyane Wade had fluid drained from his left knee

May 21, 2012, 3:12 AM EDT

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It’s been clear for a couple weeks now that Dwyane Wade was bothered more by his left knee than he was letting on or was in the worst playoff slump of his career. Smart money was always on the injury.

Sure enough, Wade had to have fluid drained from his knee last week, reports Michael Wallace at ESPN’s Heat Index:

But multiple sources close to Wade and the team told ESPN.com Sunday night that he required the minor draining procedure on Wednesday before the team’s loss in Game 3.

Wade was pretty terrible still in Game 3, but bounced back with a monster second half in Game 4 Sunday to even that series. He refused to discuss it, which is very Wade.

This could really help — remember back in 2010 Kobe Bryant had his knee drained a couple times on the Lakers way to a title and each time he seemed to have one of his better games a few days after the procedure.

With Chris Bosh out indefinately and the rest of the Heat role players providing inconsistent help (at best), the Heat are going to need a whole lot of LeBron James and Wade to advance past the Pacers. Let alone the Celtics or Sixers after that.

  1. rickyspanish - May 21, 2012 at 4:31 AM

    Is there a good app that gives news without bias opinion? I love the layout of this app, but the opinions of these writers are starting to wear thin. I’m looking for facts without the constant gas bagging.

    • blueintown - May 21, 2012 at 8:31 AM

      How is any part of that article bias?

      • blueintown - May 21, 2012 at 8:56 AM

        *biased

  2. rosesacl - May 21, 2012 at 5:55 AM

    imagine what wade’s health would look like without lebron carrying the heat through the regular season…

  3. mungman69 - May 21, 2012 at 6:34 AM

    Isn’t it funny, two days ago the Heat were dead and now they are sitting pretty.

    • southbeachtalent - May 21, 2012 at 9:05 AM

      Knee-jerk media and fans.

  4. nokoolaidcowboy - May 21, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    Careful what you type about Wade, some here love him so much that they get their ‘ginas twisted in a knot if you joke about him.

    • skids003 - May 21, 2012 at 9:34 AM

      Yeah, I used to like Wade, but he’s as big a diva as LeBron. Misses a shot, glares at the ref. Guess he never misses one he doesn’t get fouled on.

    • southbeachtalent - May 21, 2012 at 9:40 AM

      Ummmm quite the opposite buddy. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but the Heat are hated.

      No excuses from Wade.
      No excuses from Miller.

      I like it.

  5. gmsingh - May 21, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    Yes, Kurt, Wade and Kobe are very comparable–in the Bizarro Universe.

    • zeedoubleyou - May 21, 2012 at 10:13 AM

      Similarities: Neither would have won his first ring without Shaq (or 2nd or 3rd in Kobe’s case)

      Differences: Propensity to throw teammates under an 18-wheeler following a 40% shooting night

      • edweird0 - May 21, 2012 at 1:17 PM

        You clearly have no idea whatsoever about what your talking about. Shaq was a role player when he came to Miami, don’t get it twisted. Wade won that ring because he took over the series, not because he waited for shaqs ol’ ahhhh to help him. He’d be ringless had he done that.

      • zeedoubleyou - May 21, 2012 at 2:33 PM

        My mistake, I didn’t realize that 23 and 10 on 60% shooting were the numbers of a role player.

        Care to guess how many guys, role player or star, put up those numbers in the NBA this past year? None. Kevin Love was the only one to go for 23 and 10.

  6. mikejd12 - May 21, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Anytime an article doesn’t agree with someone’s opinion it’s bias.. ……. Funny heat win , all the Lebron haters are hiding in there caves right now. ….. Listening to these fools on here saying he’s not the MVP ………. Riiiiigggghhhttt.

  7. cantonbound13 - May 21, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    How’s his vagina?

    • heat256 - May 21, 2012 at 1:28 PM

      Probably not as stretched out as yours

      • cantonbound13 - May 22, 2012 at 3:54 PM

        another sensitive Heat fan.

      • heat256 - May 22, 2012 at 4:19 PM

        No, just one who has no stomach for unoriginal morons hiding behind their computers.

  8. dirtybird2020 - May 21, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    What u talking about, ive been out if my cave every bit of the way, read my comments in anything related to these queers and their fans! I love hating! If im a hater then yall are d!(kriders! All day baby! F$&k heat and their queer fans thats whats up, oh and i hope wades legs falls off! James and wade look cute together, buttbudies! Im gonna copy and past my old comments because everyone know there true, unless u live in that dump they call miami!

    • edweird0 - May 21, 2012 at 1:19 PM

      Not only are you incredibly ignorant, the concept of grammar also seems to go over your head. Keep hating babygirl, you’re only gunna get madder ;)

  9. dirtybird2020 - May 21, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Choke!!! Good luck getting another 30-40 efficiently from lebron and wade! It doesnt even matter lbj will choke in the end, they have a chance ( not a big one ) to win this series, but he will choke in next series or definitely in finals! Its a fact, its proven, he is the biggest choke artist in sports history! So in the end it doesnt matter what these heat suck off artists ( fans )thing or say! He will fail and will be able to rub the dirt in the rug all off season and say i told you so, and make lebron choke jokes like i did last year, and the year before, and the year before that..,and the year before that, for god sakes you queers put alot of faith in a player who has a beer names after him ” lequit”, once again i get to wear a shirt i got on ebay that says “witness ringless” and once again i get to watch this guys nutthuggers defend him, and once again i get to watch you queers say ” it will happen next year, its lebrons year” once again hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha heat are ajoke! CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE hahahhahahahahaha

    Im just gonna copy and paste this the whole playiffs so its justified when lebron fails!

    • heat256 - May 21, 2012 at 1:29 PM

      Enjoy years of the Joe Johnson/Kirk Heinrich experience. Moron.

  10. dirtybird2020 - May 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Choke!!! Good luck getting another 30-40 efficiently from lebron and wade! It doesnt even matter lbj will choke in the end, they have a chance ( not a big one ) to win this series, but he will choke in next series or definitely in finals! Its a fact, its proven, he is the biggest choke artist in sports history! So in the end it doesnt matter what these heat suck off artists ( fans )thing or say! He will fail and will be able to rub the dirt in the rug all off season and say i told you so, and make lebron choke jokes like i did last year, and the year before, and the year before that..,and the year before that, for god sakes you queers put alot of faith in a player who has a beer names after him ” lequit”, once again i get to wear a shirt i got on ebay that says “witness ringless” and once again i get to watch this guys nutthuggers defend him, and once again i get to watch you queers say ” it will happen next year, its lebrons year” once again hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha heat are ajoke! CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE hahahhahahahahaha
    Im just gonna copy and paste this comment the whole playoffs so its justified when he fails!

  11. hojo20 - May 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    “Definitely” is spelled wrong in the post.

  12. dirtybird2020 - May 21, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Thats right im talking about lebron in a wade article, dont see a difference their both queers

  13. mikejd12 - May 21, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Playa hata!!! Turn your head round you’ve been robbed “biggie smalls”

  14. koloofai - May 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Dirty bird needs a hug.. hate to be you when the Heat win it all

  15. canehouse - May 21, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    dirtybird lacks any creative thoughts… therefore he certainly is only trolling for responses. However his consistent homophobic comments along with his proclamation that he is a “Hater” leaves me wondering if the two are somehow intertwined as a result of some things he has in his closet??

  16. girouxhasladyballs - May 21, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    i didnt know estrogen was held in the knee.

    • zeedoubleyou - May 21, 2012 at 2:43 PM

      Congratulations, sir. I, for one, commend you for selflessly sacrificing your last 3 brain cells coming up with such an original post.

      Hater nation may no longer be as strong because of it, but at least you’ll always have this amazing burn to look back upon while someone else reads it for you, then has to explain it when you get confused.

      • girouxhasladyballs - May 21, 2012 at 2:51 PM

        why are your jimmies so rustled? lrn2joke

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