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Dwyane Wade had his knee surgery Monday, out eight weeks

Jul 9, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

Miami Heat Wade jumps to the basket on top of Oklahoma City Thunder Harden during Game 3 of the NBA basketball finals in Miami Reuters

The only reason Dwyane Wade isn’t running with Team USA and otherwise melting in the Las Vegas heat right now is his left knee wouldn’t let him. He needed it drained during the playoffs and was dragging his left leg around, his trademark explosiveness cut down.

Monday, Wade had the expected surgery on his knee.

This is supposed to keep him sidelined for about two months, meaning he should be ready to go when Heat training camp opens in October. If he and Chris Bosh can stay healthy, and with the addition of Ray Allen, the Heat should be better next season. Which is bad news for 29 other teams.

  1. allthewaylive1 - Jul 9, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Good luck Dwade! Rehab and come back strong. Go Heat…

  2. cantonbound13 - Jul 9, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Flopping is bad for the knees.

    • heat256 - Jul 9, 2012 at 2:11 PM

      So is dropping to them to slurp man sausage with the frequency that you do.

      • cantonbound13 - Jul 9, 2012 at 2:24 PM

        Please keep your weird fantasies to yourself. This is a family site.

      • scalfor3 - Jul 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

        oh come on heat256. wades a great player, but he does flop like its his job

    • loungefly74 - Jul 9, 2012 at 2:55 PM

      C’mon guys…that was funny! good one cantonbound13!

      i dont know about flopping but DW does have a tendency to fall to the ground every time he drives to the hoop…

      • k3nn3k - Jul 9, 2012 at 3:26 PM

        All slashing guards/forwards do. They are trained to sell the contact.

      • loungefly74 - Jul 9, 2012 at 4:27 PM

        youre right. DW is one of the best in the game…but just pointing out that he does fall quite a bit!

      • cantonbound13 - Jul 9, 2012 at 5:32 PM

        Don’t forget about the constant complaining & not getting back on defense when he doesn’t get the call. Dwhine Wade!

    • infectorman - Jul 9, 2012 at 3:08 PM

      According to the AMA, incessant whining to referees over long periods of time also causes acute deterioration of knee ligament tissue…

      Don’t believe me? look it up!

      http://www.ama.org/miamiheatsux/wadewhinesmorethananyplayerinnbahistory

  3. ceschatz - Jul 9, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Cantonbound, youre pathetic

    • cantonbound13 - Jul 9, 2012 at 2:25 PM

      Yet you can’t wait to read & respond to my posts.

    • rtfinch - Jul 10, 2012 at 7:49 AM

      so instead of sticking to the subject as to why your dwade is so great. you just come with an insult. i dont know whats worse, us lebron haters or how defensive you lebron lovers get. either way this is always fun.

  4. wadecounty305 - Jul 9, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    U mean to tell me The HEAT just won the championship with Bosh torn abs, Wade on hopping on one knee. Wow if only we were healthy and had Ray Allen… Oh oh. code brown. Haters check ya draws

    • rtfinch - Jul 10, 2012 at 7:51 AM

      the great ray allen that goes cold when it counts? i’ve never seen this, a defending champion already crowned because they signed a 37 yr old one trick pony?

  5. finsfan71 - Jul 9, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Oh boy! The crybabies are out in force! Talk about whiny little girls. Listen up b-tches, don’t forget to kiss both rings when he comes to arena near you.

  6. cidminion - Jul 9, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    DWade i truly hope you get better. For all of those whining about the falling to the floor and hot dogging it at times you are right. I’ve been a diehard Heat fan for over 18 years. (as far back as i can remember) but i can honestly say that Wade like many other stars in this league looks for the call a lot. Kobe does it, Duncan does it, Durant does it, etc. I hate when Wade does it because he will stay back and complain and it does get annoying but he is who he is and the man is a stud.

  7. canehouse - Jul 9, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    cantonbound would drool with happiness if Wade was playing for whatever sad sack squad cantonbound touts as his team.

  8. letangusespertplus - Jul 9, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    this dude is soft as baby thighs. he yells when he thinks he’s gonna get hit like pau gasol. cantonbound is spot on. he gets his shot blocked and its a foul. NBA is a joke and fixed. watch a real sport where men don’t yell when someone touches them. its called hockey you losers.

    • edweird0 - Jul 9, 2012 at 6:42 PM

      I heard Canada is nice this time of year

      • badintent - Jul 12, 2012 at 1:07 PM

        It’s terrible, 90 % have the same nasty heat of the States. Only Vancouver has great weather, 72 degrees, and you can go freeze up in the north west territory near the North Pole if you like polar bears and watching them eat Japanese tourists.

  9. asublimeday - Jul 10, 2012 at 1:24 AM

    Any chance he got aids from unsanitary surgical tools?

  10. thestudiokida - Jul 10, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Dwyane Wade’s knee saved the Miami Heat. He has been quotes many times saying that he ‘took a step back’ this season to let LeBron take over as the best player and leader of the Heat, but I don’t buy it. First he might have actually started to age… he hasn’t had many of his staple explosive dunks this season. But also he definitely hurt his knee and played through it in the playoffs. Again, this is the best thing that could have happened because it forced LeBron to become the full time ball handler. Wade discovered a new role as the guy who’s super talented and just tries to make every extra effort play he can manage.

    LeBron is too good to not have the offense always run through him. We saw that in games 2-5 of the NBA Finals when he finally committed to the post and made the right play 95% of the time. I’m looking forward to watching the Heat as Wade’s career winds down. They can only get better with LeBron officially in control.

  11. badintent - Jul 12, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Maybe more touches for that tall guy Bosh some time in the game , eh ? Can Eric figure that one out ?

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