Dwyane Wade Has Heckling Jazz Fan Ejected From Game (Video)
Well, this certainly isn’t going to do anything to dispel the Miami Heat’s reputation as a bunch of crybabies.
You might recall that, back in June, during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics’ Rajon Rondo called the Heat a bunch of crybabies during a halftime interview with ESPN sideline reporter Doris Burke. Then, as if he was trying to prove Rondo’s point for him, after the game LeBron James went on and on about how bad the officiating was.
“I don’t foul out,” he said. “If I’m going to foul out, that sixth foul, I wish I would have earned it and it had actually been a foul on me. Whatever.” Then he continued, “It’s very tough. I thought a few of my fouls were, I don’t know. I don’w know…It’s very difficult because I know how to play the game of basketball and I don’t need an advantage of holding somebody or pushing somebody down, but whatever, we lost.”
No, LeBron, I’m sorry—the correct answer was, “I didn’t agree with some of the calls, but we lost and have to move on.” Thanks for playing!
But anyway, you get the point. The Miami Heat, according to many, as a bunch of crybabies. And last night in Utah, Dwyane Wade just added fuel to that fire.
What did he do? Oh nothing. Just got a fan ejected from the game for heckling.
Check it out:
Now, I have no idea what the fan said. Maybe it was something so offensive that it truly merited getting ejected from the game. But still, without knowing what was said, it definitely doesn’t look good for D-Wade.
First off, aren’t athletes supposed to have thick skin? Doesn’t getting heckled come with the job? Moreover, the Heat were down 20 at the time and ended up losing to the Jazz, 104-97. So the context really does make D-Wade look like a poor sport.
That being said, if Wade came out and said he had the guy ejected because he couldn’t stand to look at his stupid sideways hat, I’d actually be fine with that.