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Dwyane Wade responds to suspension, says he’s ‘far from being a dirty player’

Dec 28, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT

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Dwyane Wade was suspended one game by the league for kicking Ramon Sessions in the groin during Wednesday night’s game game against the Bobcats.

It’s pretty clear the play was intentional on Wade’s part, especially when viewing the replay in slow motion. Wade said otherwise, however, via his Twitter feed Thursday night.

Interestingly enough, Wade also addressed the increasing perception that he’s becoming a “dirty player” at the same time.

It’s impossible to know whether or not Wade truly believes any of this, of course, but it’s likely that he does. Players are pretty insulated from the so-called real world, and do so intentionally for the most part to avoid the distraction that can come from a barrage of outside noise from fans and media alike.

After this first message, Wade sent one more, this time invoking his responsibility as a father to try to prove that his actions were in fact unintentional.

It’s tough to envision Wade’s children flashing before his eyes right before extending the leg that caught Sessions.

Wade may very well have the best intentions when competing at the highest level. But his on-court actions have shown a body of work that says he lets emotion get the better of him at times, and when that’s happened, it hasn’t been pretty for his opponents.

  1. 6stn - Dec 28, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    He’s full of crap.

    • elComandanteenJefe - Dec 29, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      And so is Brett Pollakoff and most of the other contributors to PBT who tend write based on opinions and personal feelings. If it’s not one end of the spectrum with these guys (i.e. Kurt who loves the Heat) then it’s the other (i.e. Brett who hates the Heat). Unfortunately, PBT is starting to go the way of ESPN with these clowns as contributors.

  2. tombstone7 - Dec 29, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    D-Wade is as dirty as they come….plain & simple. He believes he isn’t, but how many players ever admit to it….he said he just re-acted to the contact…really? So, his response was to kick Session…..what was his other option….why not “flop” like you ALWAYS DO?…..GEEZ…I used to think WADE had class…but I now think the c & l should be deleted……- – #@&!

  3. abchome - Dec 29, 2012 at 4:30 AM

    Glad the league did something to it. Looking forward to some flop warnings next.

  4. rickeydynamite25 - Dec 29, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    He kicked Sessions in the nuts,, broke Kobe’s nose, broke Rondo’s arm, super slammed Rip Hamilton, pushed Darren Collison into the 3rd row on an open fastbreak. I’ve been calling him D’irty Wade since like 09′ , he’s always been sneaky like that, but now people are seeing more since they’ve been in the spotlight the past 2yrs. This ma’f-cka been dirty for long minute.

    • elComandanteenJefe - Dec 29, 2012 at 12:41 PM

      This is what the NBA needs; more guys that like to get dirty and bang people up at no other cost but for a win and respect. This whole friendly game of basketball not only gets old quick but also builds no rivalries and bores people to death. Where are the days of Moses Malone, Kevin McHale, Larry Bird, Charles Oakley, Bill Laimbeer, Anthony Mason, Dennis Rodman, Kevin McHale, Alonzo Mourning, Karl Malone, Kurt Rambis, Rick Mahorn, Xavier McDaniel, Kermit Washington, Kevin McHale, and the list goes on. The players in the NBA today just flop and whine all the time after a simple handcheck.

  5. mazblast - Jan 1, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    Dwyane is playing more and more like Dyane, getting dirtier and dirtier. it’s getting to the point that even Heat-loving David Stern has to take a little notice. Not enough to disturb the Troll-designated Heat-Lakers finals this year, but enough to pretend to be impartial.

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