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Dwyane Wade out Thursday night for Heat vs. Bulls due to illness

Dec 5, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT

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Dwyane Wade missed the Heat shootaround on Thursday, he was back at the hotel with what the team called “flu like symptoms.”

That will now keep him out of the Heat’s game Thursday night against the Bulls, reports Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.

Wade has missed several games this season to rest his knees, but this does not appear to be the case Thursday. That or the team watched Gregg Popovich get the Spurs fined for a Thursday game last season and are playing it safe. The result is the same either way.

The Heat also will be without reserve center Chris Andersen, who will miss the game for personal reasons but is expected to rejoin the team on Friday.

The Bulls, of course, will be without Derrick Rose in a game that had a lot of luster when we first saw it on the schedule but now looks a little dreary.

  1. belleby123 - Dec 5, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Birdman’s out for personal reasons? Is he getting his scrotum tattooed?

    • biggestredmiami - Dec 6, 2013 at 2:31 AM

      Grow up, dude.

      • belleby123 - Dec 6, 2013 at 8:51 AM

        No, you’re right–having tattoos on every inch of your body is a sign of maturity. Well played.

  2. cruzan80 - Dec 6, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    I’m calling BS on this…it’s the knee. They are going well out of their way to keep this guy together for the playoffs (as they should).

    • dinofrank60 - Dec 6, 2013 at 8:01 AM

      I see your point and not saying you’re wrong, but why lie about it?

      • cruzan80 - Dec 6, 2013 at 9:25 AM

        You think they WANT their competition (Pacers) to know that Wade has a bum knee that’s keeping him outta this many games this early in the season?

      • spursareold - Dec 6, 2013 at 12:02 PM

        Stern…oh, wait, only the Spurs need to do that.

  3. belleby123 - Dec 6, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    On some level it makes sense to sit D. Wade even if he could’ve played. The Bulls always play the Heat tough, so why should Wade get beat up for one regular season game?

    • zerole00 - Dec 6, 2013 at 10:20 AM

      lol so it’s fine for Bosh and LBJ to get beat up instead?

      • belleby123 - Dec 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM

        Wouldn’t Bosh have to do something first? And what injury problems would you be resting LeBron from?

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