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Kobe Bryant reportedly suffered broken nose, mild concussion on Dwyane Wade foul (Video)

There was nothing dirty about the way Dwyane Wade fouled Kobe Bryant on Sunday night, but was it too hard a foul for the All-Star Game? Typically we’re used to seeing guys clear the way for their opponents so they can put on a show for the fans. With the East trailing by 12 early in the third quarter, it appeared D-Wade had enough of that no defense nonsense and wanted to make Kobe earn his points at the foul line. He came over the top and delivered a hard foul — one that apparently had some lasting effects.

According to Adrian Wojnarowkski of Yahoo! Sports, Kobe suffered a broken nose and a mild concussion on the play. Bryant still went on to break Michael Jordan’s record and become the All-Star Game’s all-time leading scorer, but the Lakers are hoping it didn’t come at a significant cost.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade wear nerd glasses, enjoy hot dogs (Picture)

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were too cool to participate in any events on All-Star Saturday, but they had plenty of time to coordinate outfits for the event. Yup, both D-Wade and LeBron sported nerd glasses and then in the ultimate twist of fate, they ate hot dogs at the exact same time!

The dunk contest was weak like usual, and it’s mostly because there weren’t any stars participating. We’re looking at two stars who could have remedied that, but unfortunately they weren’t interested (namely LeBron). At least James’ hairline made a rousing appearance.

Picture via SB Nation

Dwyane Wade Mocks Talk of Heat’s Success ‘Without Wade’

The Miami Heat are 10-4 on the season and surprisingly 5-0 without Dwyane Wade in the lineup. The team won all three games Wade missed with a sore foot two weeks ago. They lost three straight games when he returned, and they’ve won both their games since he was sidelines with an ankle injury.

The pattern of winning without Dwyane and losing with him in the lineup sparked chatter on TV and Twitter that the Heat is better “Without Wade.”

Wade clearly didn’t appreciate the negativity, and he made light of it with a series of tweets Friday. My favorite was when he apologized for being the reason Tim Tebow lost to the Patriots.

Here are the tweets:

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Dwyane Wade’s 30th Birthday Bash Was Completely Out of Control (Pictures)

I guess money can buy everything. What do you get when you combine a $200,000 car, Rick Ross, Common, T.I., Fat Joe, Kelly Rowland, LeBron James, the rest of the Miami Heat, and South Beach? Dwyane Wade’s 30th birthday party, of course. If you thought the pictures we’ve shown you in the past of LeBron’s birthday cake were over the top, wait until you see how D-Wade threw down for his 30th birthday this week.  As you can see from the photos above, the musical performances were highlighted by Rowland singing “Happy Birthday” to Dwyane and LeBron standing behind Ross looking like a clown with a microphone in his hand.

If you need to refer to something as Wade’s “main birthday present,” I suppose the $230,000 McLaren he received would be it.  According to TMZ.com, the owner of a local luxury car dealership gave the car to Wade as a gift. Naturally, the dealership owner wanted the presentation of the vehicle to be breathtaking.  So he decided to have it airlifted in the hotel pool area where the party was being held.  Since that concept may be one that is tough to envision, here is a photo to help illustrate the scene:

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Dwyane Wade On a Strict Diet, Loses Five Pounds Per Game

Typically I would be bored by any story that was written strictly about what Dwyane Wade eats.  Some people want to know every single thing about a superstar athlete’s daily routine, but some things are better left unsaid when it comes to a person’s everyday life.  Now that he is getting older, Wade has himself on a strict diet and no longer chows down on junk food whenever he wants.  Good for him, but what we’re really interested in is how on earth he loses five pounds every time he plays a game.

Wade loses about five pounds per game, so his postgame meal tends to be as important – if not more so – than the pregame one. Ingraham tends to keep things simple: chicken breast, turkey breast, that sort of thing. On occasion, he says he’ll make one of Wade’s former favorites as a treat, but for the most part Wade sticks to the better choices.

That excerpt comes from an Associated Press report that outlines D-Wade’s diet and the things he eats — most of which are prepared by his girlfriend Gabrielle Union’s personal chef.  Wade said he tries to eat things like fruits and pasta which provide him with natural sources of energy.  Unfortunately, the story doesn’t go into great detail about how he loses so much weight in a game.

Five pounds in a single game?  You may hate the Heat, but I guess we can’t say D-Wade isn’t a hard worker.

H/T to @jeskeets and @CelticsTown for the story

Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh Wish LeBron Happy Birthday, Think He’s Older Than 27

LeBron James turned 27 years old Friday, or at least that’s what we’ve been led to believe. If you think that LeBron — a true physical specimen and absolute manchild — is older than 27, you’re not alone. His teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh both feel the same way.

The players wished LeBron a happy birthday on FOX Sports North, and each man made a joke of LeBron’s age. Here’s the video:

Many people have wondered when LeBron will finally shave his head to get rid of his frequently mocked hairline, but we’re wondering when someone will offer him enough money to get a transplant.

Thanks to Eye on Basketball for sharing the video.

NBA Officials Explain Why Dwyane Wade Did Not Travel on Winning Shot (Video)

Dwyane Wade nailed the winning shot to beat the Bobcats 96-95 Wednesday night. Rob Mahoney at Hardwood Paroxysm put together a well illustrated video showing that Wade traveled on his final shot.

The NBA took notice of Mahoney’s video and created an NBA Officials Twitter account to respond to the supposed missed call. Their first and only tweet linked to a brief explanation of why no travel was called.

“The Dwyane Wade basket shown in the below video is a legal basketball move. Wade gathered the ball with his right foot on the floor: his first step is when both feet touch the floor simultaneously and his second is when he steps forward with his right foot.”

I’ve seen some blatant travels in the NBA, but Wade’s play didn’t look like one to me. Mahoney’s video does a great job explaining what makes it a travel, and the difference between his opinion and the league’s is what was considered the first step.

I honestly believe the NBA rule book is so vague and expansive that they could have defended the decision had the referee called it traveling.

Thanks to Deadspin for sharing the info.