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Dwyane Wade says he was asked why he flops by a kid at his basketball camp (VIDEO)

Jul 23, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT

Dwyane Wade has a reputation for being one of the game’s most frequent floppers, and it’s one that’s followed him into the offseason.

Speaking at a Sports Academy and Cheerleading Skills Camp that he co-hosts with Brandon Marshall, Wade explained how a kid at camp had the temerity to ask him why he does it.

“One kid asked me why did I flop,” Wade said. “And I was about to get him kicked out of the camp.”

Wade, of course, is a three-time champion who will ultimately be known for much more than that. But at least one camper (or more likely, one of his parents) needed to try to get an answer to one of his fans’ most pressing questions.

  1. bucrightoff - Jul 23, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Should have asked him about his cheapshots too.

    • calkinsrob - Jul 23, 2014 at 4:23 PM

      Yea Dwyane, Id love to hear your response on why you kicked Ramon Sessions in the balls, or body slammed Darren Collison into the basket.

      • dablakdrphil - Jul 23, 2014 at 6:33 PM

        Or break Kobe Bryant’s nose in a meaningless All Star game Lol

      • pharohislife - Jul 23, 2014 at 8:49 PM

        Or ripped Rondo’s arm out his shoulder socket. Or trucked Rip Hamilton for trying to steal the ball.

      • davidly - Jul 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

        Or the knees to Paul George’s head.

    • muhangis - Jul 25, 2014 at 2:45 AM

      Or when Wade threw a ball at Nick Collison’s face and Nick instead received the technical.

      ..Or when he threw a flying elbow at Lance Stephenson’s head, knocking Lance out the game, no foul called.

      ..Or in terrible sportsmanship throws Mike Bibby’s shoe, and no technical foul called against him.

      ..Or when he pushes Darren Collison 20 feet head first into the basketball stand.

      ..Or the cheap shot shoulder plow into Kevin Garnett’s head ….

      …………

  2. chicagosports2014 - Jul 23, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Wade with somebody besides LeBron? Oh yea he left for “Cleveland”. hahahahahehe

    • money2long - Jul 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM

      Michael Beasley has to be excited aBout the opportunity
      He’s like, this is why they drafted me number 2 !!

      • 00maltliquor - Jul 23, 2014 at 5:52 PM

        Isn’t he a free agent now? He don’t even have a team.

  3. tomtravis76 - Jul 23, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Well, all of these guys flopping, trying to deceive officials has influenced the youth game. These guys should be ashamed of themselves for introducing soccer to American basketball.

    lebron at least once per game acts like a sniper just took him out from the upper level.

    • mazblast - Jul 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM

      What’s really galling to me as a community theater actor is how BAD the acting is in soccer and basketball. These guys really don’t seem to understand that this may be drama, but it’s not melodrama. All this egregious overacting can come back to bite them when they really do get fouled and the refs say, “Sure you were fouled, so was the little boy who cried ‘wolf'”.

    • 00maltliquor - Jul 23, 2014 at 5:56 PM

      Those 8 thumbs down are all from anti, jumping from cubicle to cubicle using everyone’s computer in the office.

      • dablakdrphil - Jul 23, 2014 at 6:39 PM

        LMAO!! That was good

      • duhwighthoward - Jul 23, 2014 at 11:39 PM

        Comment of the Day!

    • JB (the original) - Jul 23, 2014 at 9:42 PM

      If you could have one or the other, the elimination of flopping OR have them call “rulebook” travelling, which would you prefer?

      • muhangis - Jul 25, 2014 at 2:48 AM

        flopping.. easily

        I never heard one fan or person complain about rulebook travelling

  4. seenable - Jul 23, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    I was ready to be impressed by D-Wade slyly admitting to flopping, so I’m now disappointed.

  5. mrosales1989 - Jul 23, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    I understand the hate for players who flop, but what about defenders who get away with cheap shots, pulling shorts, or other dirty tactics? It’s all the same game.

    • bucrightoff - Jul 23, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      Sounds like….Dwyane Wade

      • mrosales1989 - Jul 23, 2014 at 5:01 PM

        haha nice one.

    • rehabguy - Jul 23, 2014 at 4:27 PM

      So the games are watched 100’s of times and if it were an issue (same player routinely giving out cheap shots) would that not be a talked about issue with fines imposed. It’s not an issue or it would be addressed right?

      • mrosales1989 - Jul 23, 2014 at 4:59 PM

        it is addressed. when a player gets caught pulling a jersey, they get a foul. If they get caught giving a cheap shot, it’s a flagrant, or a technical along with a fine.

  6. arrondior - Jul 23, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    And why he cheated on Gabrielle Union. I mean, if you are gonna ask questions you already know the answers to… might as well go all out.

    • fanofthegame79 - Jul 23, 2014 at 5:53 PM

      It’s called “new cow syndrome”.

  7. qdog112 - Jul 23, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Blame Battier. He majored in flopping at Duke.

  8. samsonight1010 - Jul 23, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    @chicagosports2014
    Was that an implication that LeBron isn’t going to Cleveland?

  9. reesesteel23 - Jul 23, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Bunch of whiners in here. Don’t act like Wade and Lebron invented the flop. When ESPN shows their flops 20 times in a row regular speed and 20 times in a row in super slow mo, what do you think the viewing eye will think. Easily influenced, you guys are.

    • pharohislife - Jul 23, 2014 at 8:51 PM

      Relax Yoda.

    • duhwighthoward - Jul 23, 2014 at 11:45 PM

      reesesteel, they may not have invented it, but as the two strongest players at their respective positions, they have made it a central part of their game, and they abuse it as bad or worse than anyone else in the history of the NBA.

      Your comment did make me think of something though. It is true that multiple instant replays of the same play over and over by the TV stations is out of control. And now that the NBA has made it an actual component of the game itself for officiating purposes, it is possible to see a play repeated over 100 times before action resumes. It’s nauseating.

      • 1heatedtoombrayduh - Jul 24, 2014 at 10:58 AM

        Reggie Miller anyone???? Reggie was a habitual flopper…still one of the greatest of all time…it was def part of his game and i dont think it takes anything away from him…comically i think it actually ADDS to his legacy and not in a negative way as some may think..just my two pennies

  10. patfic5 - Jul 23, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Too bad the media lacks the balls to ask such questions.

  11. jzone954 - Jul 23, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Every player flops.

    • rehabguy - Jul 23, 2014 at 5:42 PM

      I would too. I’m not taking the full impact of another grown man running into me. What is this football?

    • cruzan80 - Jul 23, 2014 at 5:44 PM

      Heat “fans” would like everyone to believe that.

    • bhunter1995 - Jul 23, 2014 at 6:04 PM

      Please find me a video or an article of a flop by Demarcus Cousins, or Zach Randolf. I could go on but my point is, there are guys in the league who still have the mentality that flopping is cheating.

      • loungefly74 - Jul 24, 2014 at 9:05 AM

        Zach Randolph is the toughest MFer in the league.

  12. charlescub80 - Jul 23, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Wade is a deva!

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 23, 2014 at 6:29 PM

      He’s also a Diva right?

    • mazblast - Jul 23, 2014 at 7:37 PM

      Is that a girl who likes Devo?

      • loungefly74 - Jul 24, 2014 at 9:06 AM

        LOL. yeah, Wade is “though being cool”. Man…love the Devo reference. nice!

  13. 1friendofthepeople - Jul 23, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    I’m against flopping. Flopping should be a technical and a personal foul, it takes away from the game. Its all this imaginary contact and trying to fabricate fouls, THAT’S flopping. A guy getting elbowed in the head and making it obvious to the officials is NOT flopping, there is a big difference between flopping and making true fouls more obvious to the officials.

    Flopping and arguing fouls calls are an infuriating part of the game. I should preface by saying I do like the Spurs(not a fan, its beautiful basketball to watch Pop is a genius) Ginobili, however, is my favorite player. I’ve noticed from watching the Spurs no one is more incredulous as frequently as Duncan…literally every game there is at least one clear foul on him and he looks like he’s just had the biggest shock of his life. When arguing for calls Duncan

  14. 1friendofthepeople - Jul 23, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    I’m against flopping. Flopping should be a technical and a personal foul, it takes away from the game. Its all this imaginary contact and trying to fabricate fouls, THAT’S flopping. A guy getting elbowed in the head and making it obvious to the officials is NOT flopping, there is a big difference between flopping and making true fouls more obvious to the officials.

    • kinggw - Jul 23, 2014 at 7:20 PM

      Making true fouls “more obvious” to the officials is exactly what flopping is.

      • mazblast - Jul 23, 2014 at 7:38 PM

        Wrong. Flopping is exaggeration of incidental contact or the complete fabrication of a foul.

      • 1friendofthepeople - Jul 23, 2014 at 9:18 PM

        ^ What mazblast said

  15. ripdipbob - Jul 23, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    See what had happen is that I learned it from LeBron right…hahahaha

  16. revren10 - Jul 24, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    “One kid asked me why did I flop,” Wade said. “And I was about to get him kicked out of the camp.”

    Does he need a hug or something, how bout a scooby snack. This just shows how soft he is, I don’t blame Lebron for bolting.

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