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Those are the words on every Heat-hater’s mind after watching Dwyane Wade and LeBron James celebrate an 88-73 lead with 7:14 left in the fourth quarter, only to squander it away and lose Game 2 last night by a score of 95-93.
The celebration came after Wade had just knocked down a three-pointer beside the Mavs’ bench to give the Heat a 15-point lead. After hitting the shot, Wade held his right hand in the air for several seconds before standing in as LeBron’s punching bag. The two appeared to be having a great time, but it didn’t last long. Dallas responded to the tune of a 22-5 run, led by some clutch shots from Dirk Nowitzki down the stretch, which helped cap one of the greatest comebacks in NBA Finals history.
Coincidentally, the Heat’s collapse comes only one day after the Cavs’ Daniel Gibson said “(LeBron James) might have needed to go somewhere and find someone who is a little greater so maybe he wouldn’t die down in those moments.” Those words were a response to James saying that he “wanted to team up with some guys that would never die down in the moment,” when asked about his decision to join the Heat after beating the Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Here is a look at James and Wade’s early celebration. Every time I watch this, I can’t help but smile. What a great way to start a Friday!
During the post-game press conference, Wade was asked about the “celebration.” We put “celebration” in quotes because according to Wade, holding your hand up in the air 8 seconds after your shot and sparing with a teammate isn’t a “celebration.” You can hear his full explanation below.