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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. bougin89 - Dec 28, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Assuming Wade really wrote those tweets and not some PR guy it seems that he has really lost touch of reality. He can’t man up and own anything, he’s too good for that.

  2. shockexchange - Dec 28, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Dwyane Wade channeled “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair on that kick to the groin. (Ric Flair voice) “Wooo Daaddyy!”

  3. raidmagic - Dec 28, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Yes and Bernie Madoff said he didn’t steal money

  4. chargerdillon - Dec 28, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    Isn’t wade the same guy who broke Kobe’s nose last year?

    • dko83 - Dec 28, 2012 at 10:37 PM

      In an all-star game no less… Also, +1 to Doc2r Phonics.

  5. cakemixa - Dec 28, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    “I didn’t have sexual relations with that woman”

  6. acdc363 - Dec 28, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    cool story bro!

  7. lucky5936 - Dec 28, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Dear Wade,

    2wards doesn’t sound like towards. You can’t always replace a “to” with the #2.

    Sincerely,

    Doc2r Phonics

  8. jhuck92 - Dec 28, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Meta World Peace doesn’t think he’s a dirty player either.

  9. bigwii - Dec 28, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Yeah and dislocating Rondo’s elbow, talking trash about Dirk before he beat them, breaking Kobe’s nose, and then this and these are just the ones off the top of my head this guy is a hypocrite too for calling Rondo a punk top

  10. clevelandschronic2 - Dec 28, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Breaks rondos arm, breaks kobes nose, now he kicks ramon sessions in the crotch. Yeah nothin dirty about you wade! Lmao This dude jus keeps takin cheap shots on people and claiming hes not dirty. If thats the case then dwight is a saint for how he treated fans in orlando. Lol STFU wade we arent blind we see that you love to take cheap shots.

  11. davidly - Dec 28, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    So he’s using the flopping defense.

  12. canehouse - Dec 28, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Blah, Blah, Blah… You haters would love to have him playing for your team… Spare the BS lies… Those they say he is broken… Rubbish!!! Yea his numbers are down… but he is still a 20/4/4 producer… and oh yeah, he has KING JAMES carrying the bulk of the scoring.

  13. bigwii - Dec 28, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    He flops a lot now too but he gets away with it just like the rest of the stars so much for cracking down on that too

  14. bigwii - Dec 28, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    You think we’re app haters truth is he’s dirty all you hear *fans think any time someone says something about the heat you just say they’re haters wake up he did all those things he’s a dirty player and he is a hypocrite for calling rondo a punk when he does the same stuff and laughs because he gets away with everything all you heat * fans need to wake up but them again you’ll only be around for a couple more years anyway

  15. Mr. Wright 212 - Dec 28, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Don’t forget the game vs. Indiana in the playoffs where he pushed Collison in the back while he was running full speed on a break.

    • philtration - Dec 28, 2012 at 9:08 PM

      Or Wade delivering a forearm to Rip Hamilton’s face and throwing a punch at Joakim Noah.
      Not only did Wade not even get called for the foul but Noah got a T for calling Wade an “A**hole”
      In the same game Noah was driving to the basket and Wade dove at his legs from behind causing Noah to land hard on his back while poor little Dwyane rolled around on the floor like HE was the one that got hurt.

      He has gotten away with murder for a long time.

  16. cantonbound13 - Dec 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    And terrorists don’t refer to themselves as terrorists.
    You can take the punk out of the ghetto but you can’t take the ghetto out of the punk.

  17. cantonbound13 - Dec 28, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    The funniest Dwhine Wade moment was when he asked for a wheelchair after he separated his shoulder. What a pansy!

  18. sabatimus - Dec 28, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    I feel sorry for his kids.

  19. emosnar - Dec 28, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Top Dwayne Wade dirty plays:
    - Breaks Rondo’s elbow
    - Mocking Dirk just to get smacked down in the Finals
    - Twisting Danny Grangers wrist in a tangle up
    - Kicks Sessions in the nuts
    - Should tackles Darren Collision
    - Breaks Kobe’s nose during a freakin all star game

    Now lets add the fact he’s always complaining to the refs. Then prances in the media about how he is a stand up guy and a proper role model for his kids even though he takes them away from their mom and gets a restraining order. Just started taking responsibility for them recently. Lebron get away as fast as you can. D Wade your talent is good enough not to add the dirty cheap shots. Everyone knows you are dirty bro. It just taints your legacy. Keep making Stockton and Thomas proud you prick.

  20. fventricle - Dec 28, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Anyone remember shoegate?

  21. fventricle - Dec 28, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Wade’s a twat.

  22. passerby23 - Dec 28, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Dirty Wade plays off the top of my head:

    1. Shoving an unprovoked Rip Hamilton to the ground last year.
    2. The Darren Collison hip check in last year’s playoffs.
    3. The Rondo elbow incident.
    4. Kobe’s broken nose.
    5. Kicking Ramon Sessions in groin.
    6. Wade throwing Mike Bibby’s shoe away after Bibby lost it during the play.

    Wade is dirty, plain and simple. You can only excuse yourself so many times. Had he said something like, “I let my emotions get the better of me sometimes, and I apologize for that”, he would probably look a lot better.

  23. itsonlyaspeedbump - Dec 28, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    and somehow LBJ, who never does stuff like this, is hated so much more than Wade…

    • cantonbound13 - Dec 28, 2012 at 8:33 PM

      I must say LBJ has matured a lot over the last year. Wade just got more immature & pathetic. He has gotten dirty with his play as his game has deteriorated. That’s also why he’s resorted to flopping so much.

  24. paulhargis53 - Dec 28, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    20/4/4?! Oscar Robertson, Dr. J, Magic Johnson and many others laugh at those numbers.
    Wade is a punk bi**h. It’s not hating on someone if you’re speaking the truth.

  25. gvbulldogs - Dec 28, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    I’m gonna take my balls and go home. dw

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