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Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant in beef over top 10 slight

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Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant are in a social media beef over Durant’s perceived diss of the Miami Heat all-star.

It all started on Tuesday when Durant was making the rounds doing some interviews on behalf of Degree. KD appeared on multiple programs to conduct interviews, but his interview with CineSport’s Noah Coslov created the headlines.

During the interview, Coslov mentioned that SI published their Top 100 players of 2014, and asked for Durant’s opinion of the top 10.

Here were their top 10 players:

    1. LeBron James
    2. Kevin Durant
    3. Chris Paul
    4. Tony Parker
    5. Russell Westbrook
    6. Tim Duncan
    7. Dwight Howard
    8. Dwyane Wade
    9. Kobe Bryant
    10. Carmelo Anthony

When asked who was missing from the list, Durant said his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate, James Harden. Coslov then asked who Harden should replace on the list and, without hesitation, Durant said Wade. You can watch the video below:

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Shrink, parenting coordinator for Dwyane Wade and Siohvaughn Funches quit

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Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches have been going through and incredibly messy divorce for more than five years. Back in July, the two reached a financial settlement in which Wade gave Funches what his attorneys called enough money to live a “wonderful lifestyle” for the remainder of her life. Apparently that hasn’t ended the drama.

On Thursday, Gossip Extra reported that two people who are assigned to keeping the peace between Wade and Funches have suddenly quit their positions. One was parenting coordinator Howard Rosenberg, whose job was to oversee the amount of time each parent spent with the couple’s children. The other was psychologist Leslie Star, who had agreed to produce an in-depth psychological evaluation of Funches, as Wade demanded after the settlement was reached. Star reportedly resigned before her first appointment with Funches.

Rosenberg cited his inability to work with the lawyers involved in the case as his reason for giving up his $400-per-hour gig. Funches’ lawyers indicated that Star quit because of the nature of the case.

“Everybody’s got their limits,” attorney Brian Hurst said. “This is the kind of case with a level of review on someone’s work that people are often unaccustomed to.”

The July settlement between Wade and Funches came after Siohvaughn took to the streets of Chicago holding a sign that said she was the mother of an NBA star’s children and had no money. Given some of the stuff that has happened between the two over the years, it isn’t exactly surprising that people have given up on their case.

Dwyane Wade got a flat tire on the way to LeBron James’ wedding

LeBron James married longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson over the weekend. By all indications, the couple did a tremendous job of keeping their special day under wraps and avoiding invasions of privacy. Very few pictures have surfaced, but we have learned some fun details about the three-day event. One of them involves a transportation mishap that Dwyane Wade had to deal with on Friday.

LeBron and Savannah’s wedding weekend was a three-day bash began with a “welcome barbecue” on Friday that Wade and his girlfriend Gabrielle Union nearly missed because of a flat tire. D-Wade posted the video you see above on Instagram in addition to the following photo, which was captioned with the hashtag “#wemakenotmakethewedding.”

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Dwyane Wade on cover of Ebony Magazine, sons wearing Trayvon Martin hoodies

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The September issue of Ebony Magazine aims to honor Trayvon Martin and keep the conversation of race in America alive, according to Huffington Post. The magazine has four different covers for the issue, including one featuring Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, and his two sons. Wade’s sons Zaire and Zion are both wearing gray hoodies in the photo, which is what Martin was wearing when he was killed during an alleged struggle with George Zimmerman.

“It was a pleasure to stand with my 2boys on this issue for Trayvon Martin. #Wearetrayvon #standforwhatyoubelievein” Wade wrote on Instagram.

The headline “We Are Trayvon,” is featured on all four covers. One cover features Martin’s family, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin with their son Jahvaris Fulton; movie director Spike Lee and his son Jackson; and actor Boris Kodjoe and his son Nicolas, in addition to Wade and his sons.

The Miami Heat were one of the first groups from the sports world to bring attention to the case. The entire team posed for a photo in March — less than a month after the shooting — with the players all wearing hoodies.

Since Wade and the Heat have expressed their thoughts on the matter, I’ll share mine. I think Ebony Magazine and others have acted wrongly by turning the case into a racial issue, which plays on the emotions of the masses. I don’t believe Trayvon Martin was racially profiled nor killed because he is black. I think Zimmerman, despite being a neighborhood watch leader in a community full of problems, went too far in following Martin after calling police, and that the death could have easily been avoided. Based on Zimmerman’s injuries and statements, I don’t think Martin was an innocent victim in their struggle. I think there was enough doubt in the case to acquit Zimmerman, and I think the verdict was more of a reflection of the legal system than whether or not Zimmerman was wrong.

I think it’s terrible that a young man was shot and killed in a struggle. I feel terribly for his family. But I don’t think this case should have been turned into a racial issue. I honestly have serious doubts about how much research people like Wade, Roddy White, and Victor Cruz put into the case before voicing their opinions. I think they were told that a 17-year-old kid went to the store to buy some snacks, was racially profiled as he was walking home because he was wearing a hoodie, then got shot by a white guy for not reason. Who wouldn’t be pissed after being told that story? The problem is the case wasn’t that simple.

Dwyane Wade demands psychological evaluation for ex-wife

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The battle between Dwyane Wade and ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches is not get any better. The two reached a financial agreement recently, but they are now fighting over Funches’ visitation rights for their two sons.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Wade would not allow her sons to go with their mother for a previously scheduled two-week visit because of concerns over her mental health. The Sun-Times says Wade filed an emergency motion in Miami last week demanding Funches submit to a psychological evaluation or lose rights to any future visits with her children.

What caused Wade to have concerns over his ex’s behavior and psychological state? Her homeless demonstration in the Chicago streets recently.

“S.L.’s [Funches-Wade’s] statements, behavior, and her demeanor in court reflect that she is presently lost, angry and desperate. Her behavior is not in the children’s best interests…D.T. [Wade] requests that this Court immediately suspend S.L.’s timesharing…pending the results of a psychological evaluation of S.L.,” Wade’s filing states.

Funches defended herself, telling the Sun-Times in a statement that this is how Wade responds anytime she speaks out publicly about their situation. She also says she should have been allowed custody of their sons for the planned two-week visit pending the outcomes of a hearing. A 2011 judgment calls for the parents to have alternating two-week blocks of custody of their children during the summer. Wade has full custody of their sons otherwise.

Wade and Funches were high school sweethearts and married in 2002. Wade filed for divorce in 2007. What a nasty, nasty situation.

Dwyane Wade, ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches reached financial settlement last week

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Siohvaughn Funches staged a bizarre sitdown in Chicago last week to bring attention to her financial conflict with ex-husband Dwyane Wade, but Wade’s representatives say that all took place after a financial settlement was reached.

A statement from Wade’s attorney Jim Pritikin sent to LBS by Wade’s PR reps says the two reached a financial settlement three days before Funches sat down in Chicago holding a sign claiming to be homeless. The statement also calls out Funches for her erratic behavior which has led to arrests and multiple attorneys.

“Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches have reached a financial settlement. The agreement was submitted in court last Tuesday, July 16 prior to Ms. Funches’ recent unfounded and erratic public display outside the courthouse this past Friday. Dwyane Wade has made several requests over the years to settle this matter, despite Ms. Funches having 16 different attorneys and 2 arrests throughout this process. Mr. Wade has provided a very generous settlement to Ms. Funches to continue to live a wonderful lifestyle for the rest of her life.”

Wade’s attorney says the Miami Heat guard has been paying many expenses for his ex and providing her with a $25,000 monthly payment.

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Siohvaughn Funches: Dwyane Wade owes me money

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Siohvaughn Funches made a public demonstration in the streets of Chicago on Friday to bring attention to her financial struggle with ex-husband Dwyane Wade, who she claims owes her large amounts of money.

Funches sat down outside the Daley Center in Chicago holding a sign that said “NBA Miami Heat Star Mother of His Children On the Streets.” Funches told 89 WLS in Chicago that she is on the streets because her ex-husband owes her money and will not pay unless she agrees to a gag order (audio of the interview here).

“This is the issue: he owes me quite a large sum of money,” Funches told the 89 WLS Sports Pregame Show. “There was an order in place that he would have to give me money. That order also called for the endorsement companies — Gatorade, Staples, T-Mobile, all of the endorsement companies that he has — to make a direct deposit into an agreed upon account. He hasn’t complied with that order, and neither have those endorsement companies made a direct deposit. That went on for years, so I took care of myself and our two children purely living off of savings. The savings dwindled down. I was advised by my lawyer to find a bankruptcy attorney.”

[Photos: Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife acting homeless on Chicago streets]

This claim from Funches isn’t exactly new; The Chicago Tribune recently reported that she was suing Wade for over $1 million over his endorsement money, though she supposedly dropped the suit.

Not only does Funches say she was advised to look into bankruptcy, but she also claims to be poor.

“I went into the court room and I asked the judge, ‘please, let’s just settle this matter. Because if I’m destitute, I can’t be a mother.”

Funches says the money she has received from Wade is not enough to live off of.

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