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Dwyane Wade lazy defense in NBA Finals compilation (Video)

If you feel like Dwyane Wade has been a weak link for the Miami Heat during the NBA Finals and longer, this video will definitely support your position.

Dwyane Wade defenseOur friend Dylan Murphy put together this compilation video, and it shows Wade playing some incredibly lazy defense during the Finals. He’s often loafing it down the floor and the last guy to get back on defense. He doesn’t locate his man well. He wasn’t keeping track of his man well. He was getting out-hustled all over the place.

If you’re wondering why Manu Ginobili had so much success in Game 1, look no further than Wade’s bad defense as the reason. Seriously, his lazy defense was constantly exploited by the Spurs.

I don’t know, maybe Wade’s knees are seriously limiting his effort here. Maybe this is all he can do. But it sure doesn’t seem like it. And no matter how you look at it, it’s certainly putting the Heat at a disadvantage.

Dwyane Wade gets call on blatant flop on Manu Ginobili (Video)

Dwyane Wade flopSome may call Dwyane Wade a wily veteran for some of sly tricks he employs on the court. Whether it’s a subtle kick to an opponent or a blatant flop that gets a call, Wade does what he can to get the edge. And on Sunday, he got a call by putting on a great acting job.

Wade got the ball in the second quarter and was being guarded by Manu Ginobili, who swatted at the ball in an attempt to get a steal. Wade jolted his head like he had been struck by Ginobili, and he got the call.

Ginobili couldn’t believe it, and neither could Gregg Popovich. Replays later showed that Ginobili was nowhere near Wade’s face! About the only thing that could have knocked Wade out was his own elbow on that reaction!

He got the call in the game, but Wade will probably be penalized by the league for that display.

Dwyane Wade executes perfect Dream Shake on Tim Duncan (Video)

Dwyane Wade Dream ShakeLook, it’s pretty simple: If you execute a Dream Shake to perfection during an NBA game, you will end up on LBS. And Dwyane Wade just faked Tim Duncan out perfectly with an awesome Dream Shake early in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday for the Miami Heat against the San Antonio Spurs.

Do a Dream Shake that well and you definitely get recognized by us. Do it on a national stage like that, and you’re just a goddamn American hero.

Duncan should know better, too; he’s done the Dream Shake as well as anyone else in the past.

Dwyane Wade wears white flood pants and high black socks

Dwyane-Wade-white-flood-pants

Dwyane Wade absolutely loves letting his ankles hang out. With all the weird outfits the Miami Heat star wears, it’s most common for him to find a way to highlight the ankles. After his team’s Game 2 win over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night, Wade wore white capris/jorts/shants and high black socks to go along with a white blazer.

Earlier this postseason, Wade had his pants rolled up and wasn’t wearing any socks. He looked like a tool, but we’ve grown used to that. There’s no telling what D-Wade will bust out if the Heat get back to the NBA Finals.

For more past Wade fashion follies, see below:

Dwyane Wade wears overalls, rolled up pants to Game 3
Dwyane Wade wears capri pants
Dwyane Wade wears tango-colored outfit
Dwyane Wade’s super skinny pants
Dwyane Wade’s hot pink pants
Dwyane Wade wears glasses with no lenses
Dwyane Wade wears jacket with floral pattern

Photo: Twitter/Brian Windhorst

Lance Stephenson’s knee injury comments about Dwyane Wade taken out of context

Lance StephensonComments from Lance Stephenson about whether he wanted to be physical with Dwyane Wade during the Eastern Conference finals made it seem like the Pacers guard wanted to injure his Miami Heat counterpart, but that’s not at all the case.

Stephenson was moved to apologize/clarify his remarks after his original comments were taken out of context, making him look bad.

According to Pacers.com writer Scott Agness, Stephenson was asked Saturday “do you want to be as physical as you can with Dwyane Wade or whoever else you’re matched up against?”

Here was his response via the Indy Star:

“D Wade, I think his knee is kind of messed up, so I have to be extra aggressive, make him run,” Stephenson said. “Tell coach to run ‘floppy,’ make him running around, make his knee flare up or something. Do anything as much as possible; make the games come easily for us.”

Totally reasonable response, right? Doesn’t at all make it seem like he has malicious intent … just a strategic move to take advantage of a situation.

The problem is when outlets start chopping up the quote, it makes it sound much worse. For example, this account tweeted the following to their 165k followers:

All of a sudden Stephenson looks like a bad guy whose intent seems malicious when it’s not. That’s all because the “make him run” part of the quote was omitted.

As a result, Stephenson felt the need to tweet for the first time in nearly a month to clarify.

“They are the champs. They are the high water mark. We are here to beat them. We don’t try to hurt anyone but we are going to go after them and do all we can to beat the champs,” he wrote.

Gabrielle Union: Dwyane Wade is like a groomzilla for our wedding

Dwyane Wade Gabrielle UnionDwyane Wade is one of the most fashion-conscious players in the NBA, so it probably comes as no surprise to hear that he is taking his wedding plans pretty seriously.

Wade’s fiancee, Gabrielle Union, discussed some of her wedding plans with “People” and described Wade as a “groomzilla.”

“We call him Groomzilla,” Union joked to People. “I come in for like wine tasting and food. I’m like: What do we have? What are our colors? What is the date? I’m still waiting for a Save The Date so I know what the hell is going on.”

Does this mean Wade wears the pants and gown in the family?

I can totally see Wade doing this, by the way. I mean you don’t just wear capri pants, overalls and orange jumpsuits to basketball games without also wanting to pick out everything for your wedding, too. It all goes hand in hand. And I do have to say, I can’t wait to see what Wade chooses for his groomsmen to wear. Anyone else thinking hot pink tuxes?

Dwyane Wade wears overalls, rolled up pants to Game 3

Dwyane Wade overalls

Wondering why the the Miami Heat lost Game 3 to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday? Just look at Dwyane Wade.

The LBS Fashion Police and basketball gods were having no part of that outfit. Short-sleeved shirt buttoned up to the top? Why button up to the top if you’re going no tie? What’s that all about? And why are his ankles showing? No socks? Pants rolled up? I’m actually OK with the overalls. Not going to lie, I’ve been waiting for that look to come back. But the rest of it? Just atrocious.

Wade, though, isn’t apologizing. In fact, he thinks he’s setting a trend.

“Overalls are coming back. Just like I did with capris. Now everyone’s walking in arenas with their ankles showing,” Wade said after the game via Bleacher Report’s Ethan J. Skolnick.

As Jalen Rose said, we should never see your Achilles’.

For more past Wade fashion follies, see below:

Dwyane Wade wears capri pants
Dwyane Wade wears tango-colored outfit
Dwyane Wade’s super skinny pants
Dwyane Wade’s hot pink pants
Dwyane Wade wears glasses with no lenses
Dwyane Wade wears jacket with floral pattern

Image via @JonesOnTheNBA