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StackAttack
02-21-2007, 11:12 PM
Dwyane Wade just hurt his shoulder REALLY bad. He is literally in tears with pain, is in a wheel chair being helped off the court.

BigBinBigD
02-21-2007, 11:14 PM
Looks like the boy who cried wolf...:rolleyes:

kingmalaki
02-21-2007, 11:14 PM
Yeah...that really sucks, although I'm sure some fans here will rejoice. Ya just never wanna see a guy go down to injury though....

I hope he gets better but IT DID NOT LOOK GOOD. When you have to get wheeled off due to a shoulder injury.....

Male30Dan
02-21-2007, 11:17 PM
Yeah, I will say that this is the first injury he has had that he didn't fake. Dude looks like he really hurt himself bad. I was watching live when it happened and it didn't look terrible live, but man, he is in a ton of pain!

dude1394
02-21-2007, 11:19 PM
Yeah...that really sucks, although I'm sure some fans here will rejoice. Ya just never wanna see a guy go down to injury though....

I hope he gets better but IT DID NOT LOOK GOOD. When you have to get wheeled off due to a shoulder injury.....

So you EVER seen that before? Only one player I can think of would get wheeled off for a shoulder injury and then have his people block the papparazzi's like brittney.

Tokey41
02-21-2007, 11:22 PM
Karma.

dirno2000
02-21-2007, 11:22 PM
A wheelchair? has he no shame?

EricaLubarsky
02-21-2007, 11:24 PM
lol a wheelchair for a shoulder.

chiliwili
02-21-2007, 11:25 PM
What a

kingmalaki
02-21-2007, 11:26 PM
So you EVER seen that before? Only one player I can think of would get wheeled off for a shoulder injury and then have his people block the papparazzi's like brittney.

Naw, I really can't recall a wheelchair for a shoulder injury before. But dude was basically crying on the bench.

If he dislocated his shoulder then I can see why they put him in the wheelchair, as walking can cause the joint to move.

rmacomic
02-21-2007, 11:29 PM
I won't laugh at this. even though I want to. Pride comes before a fall. I hope to stay humble all the way up to a championship. Then I'll make an ass of myself.;)

rakesh.s
02-21-2007, 11:33 PM
i think it's about time for us (or some, at least) mavs fans to move forward and forget the finals from last year.

Miami won it, and that's not going to change. We don't need a thread everytime someone in Miami takes a dump.

StackAttack
02-21-2007, 11:34 PM
OFFICIAL: Wade will stay in Houston tonight to get X-Rays, will not play tomorrow.

kingmalaki
02-21-2007, 11:34 PM
Wade not coming to Dallas tomorrow per ESPN...easy win for y'all....

dirno2000
02-21-2007, 11:36 PM
i think it's about time for us (or some, at least) mavs fans to move forward and forget the finals from last year.

Miami won it, and that's not going to change. We don't need a thread everytime someone in Miami takes a dump.

This is thread worthy even without the recent history between the two teams.

Five-ofan
02-21-2007, 11:39 PM
he most likely hyperextended his shoulder. if he didnt break something he is one of the biggest bitches of all time.

MFFL
02-21-2007, 11:39 PM
Poor baby didn't get up this time. What a. AND THE HORROR - there wasn't even a foul called on Battier.

Comparison - Dirk gets his ankle bent 90 degrees and only missed one game. Wade will probably miss a couple of weeks. Who is the tough guy?

big_pth
02-21-2007, 11:40 PM
they also said he had to be taken from the Toyota Center in a stretcher...I still would not be surprised if he shows up to play tomorrow night...What a freakin actress...

MFFL
02-21-2007, 11:40 PM
Wade not coming to Dallas tomorrow per ESPN...easy win for y'all....

It was going to be an easy win anyway

EricaLubarsky
02-21-2007, 11:40 PM
Wade deserves at least one more thread as long as its titled
"Im a fraud"
or
"Wade sprains hand on rim, gets body cast, must...go....on...playing...."

Windmill360
02-21-2007, 11:40 PM
hah Bosh loses the game again with his no defense, just like when Howard scored.




Wade purposely hurt his shoulder because he didn't want to play against Dallas.

dirno2000
02-21-2007, 11:42 PM
I look for Pat Riley to take another leave of absence.

jleefilled
02-21-2007, 11:42 PM
I look for Pat Riley to take another leave of absence.

LOL

genius

dude1394
02-21-2007, 11:43 PM
Poor baby didn't get up this time. What a pussy. AND THE HORROR - there wasn't even a foul called on Battier.

Comparison - Dirk gets his ankle bent 90 degrees and only missed one game. Wade will probably miss a couple of weeks. Who is the tough guy?

It should have been a foul on diva. He hacked battier across the arm on that one.

nowhereman
02-21-2007, 11:44 PM
good.

karma indeed.

he's probably just faking it anyway.

stoble
02-21-2007, 11:44 PM
Wade just injured his shoulder playing Houston. There goes our chance for a rematch...
Do you guys think they will make the playoffs?
Can Shaq carry this team?

dude1394
02-21-2007, 11:44 PM
I won't laugh at this. even though I want to. Pride comes before a fall. I hope to stay humble all the way up to a championship. Then I'll make an ass of myself.;)

That is pretty funny....and prudent.

big_pth
02-21-2007, 11:44 PM
sports center will be watching this all night long...

dude1394
02-21-2007, 11:45 PM
[QUOTE=rakesh.s]i think it's about time for us (or some, at least) mavs fans to move forward and forget the finals from last year.

Miami won it, and that's not going to change. We don't need a thread everytime someone in Miami takes a dump.[/QUOTE

Well you know they are the champs, they do have what we want? Why wouldn't we obsess on rivals?

antoinewalker
02-21-2007, 11:45 PM
Poor baby didn't get up this time. What a pussy. AND THE HORROR - there wasn't even a foul called on Battier.

Comparison - Dirk gets his ankle bent 90 degrees and only missed one game. Wade will probably miss a couple of weeks. Who is the tough guy?

lol, just because there isn't a foul doesn't mean there was no contact or there wasn't any pain. there was no foul when tony allen landed and tore his acl and mcl.

mav4ever
02-21-2007, 11:45 PM
lol, they rolled him off in a wheelchair for an arm injury, and they didnt even roll him out to the free throw line first so it must be serious.

untitled
02-21-2007, 11:45 PM
i think it's about time for us (or some, at least) mavs fans to move forward and forget the finals from last year.

Miami won it, and that's not going to change. We don't need a thread everytime someone in Miami takes a dump.
Thank you, and I agree.

IMO, the Mavs could have, and should have, won the Finals regardless of any favorable calls for Wade and the Heat. This Mavs team is simply a better team, by far, and our shooting percentages during those losses were horrific. Had we played good, solid Mavs basketball we would have beaten Miami, no problem. Granted, the refs made it a little harder than it should have been, but I don't think that Miami team holds a candle to this Mavs team - especially a Mavs team that just swept the Grizz, beat the Spurs in seven on the road in OT, and sent the Suns packing in the Western Conf. Finals.

No more excuses. Just win, baby.

Dirkadirkastan
02-21-2007, 11:45 PM
Yeah...that really sucks, although I'm sure some fans here will rejoice. Ya just never wanna see a guy go down to injury though....

I hope he gets better but IT DID NOT LOOK GOOD. When you have to get wheeled off due to a shoulder injury.....

You know what? I don't care if he plays or not, but I want him to show up in the AAC either way and if he doesn't I'm going to be pissed off.

Nemesis
02-21-2007, 11:45 PM
this is a disappointment...i was looking forward to a diva thrashing...bring out the red ball, mask, and whip...diva is Dirk's bitch!

dude1394
02-21-2007, 11:47 PM
It was going to be an easy win anyway

Sho nuff.

alexamenos
02-21-2007, 11:48 PM
yeah, karma

nowhereman
02-21-2007, 11:51 PM
damn. i wanted tnt to pick up the monstrous 'flopper' calls at the game tomorrow.

i really want them at full strength this season. so they can get exposed against the class of the nba. but i'm also very happy wade got what was coming to him (assuming he's actually seriously injured - i'm not taking this as a given, with his history).

i am interested in seeing if the heat win more with just shaq than they do with just wade.

Chicken Diavlo
02-21-2007, 11:51 PM
lol such harshness. I know he's the enemy and all, but I think it would be better if he was healthy enough to play tomorrow.

I'd love to see the Mavs punk the Heat with his sorry ass, rather than without his sorry ass.

big_pth
02-21-2007, 11:54 PM
There needs to be a vBookie event on whether or not Wade plays tomorrow night.

I personally don't like to see people get hurt, but Dwade is not a person, he is a propped up marketing tool by the NBA. I have no issues with marketing tools getting hurt...

RizAmlani
02-21-2007, 11:55 PM
So the first game was without Shaq and this game will be without Wade. He isn't even flying to Dallas with the team, he is going to stay in Houston and visit a hospital. They even had to bring a stretcher to the locker room to take him out.

It sucks because I really wanted to play them at full strength.

Dirkadirkastan
02-21-2007, 11:57 PM
Let's not lose focus of the real issue here:

DIRK 4 MVP

Tokey41
02-21-2007, 11:57 PM
hah Bosh loses the game again with his no defense, just like when Howard scored.




Wade purposely hurt his shoulder because he didn't want to play against Dallas.

Why are you hating on Bosh? He's a great player.

dirno2000
02-22-2007, 12:00 AM
Doesn't bother me one bit. I just want the win. The top seed in the West is more important than any revenge game.

Windmill360
02-22-2007, 12:01 AM
Just pointing out that he lost because he played no defense just like when Howard scored http://www.justbball.com/images/smilies/dunno.gif It's true isn't it?

Five-ofan
02-22-2007, 12:03 AM
the thing about this is its a tough situation to be in. if your a wade fan you have to be hoping that hes just a bitch. there is no in between. either he is seriously injured or hes a bitch. since i dont wish injury on anyone i hope hes just a bitch. then again i already knew he was so thats not much of a hope..

She_Growls
02-22-2007, 12:06 AM
Doesn't bother me one bit. I just want the win. The top seed in the West is more important than any revenge game. Exactly! After all the fake injuries by DWade, the # 1 drama queen, it was comical to watch him in a wheelchair. No sympathy whatsoever...DWade or no DWade, it showtime..

Tokey41
02-22-2007, 12:06 AM
Just pointing out that he lost because he played no defense just like when Howard scored http://www.justbball.com/images/smilies/dunno.gif It's true isn't it?


True, but no one on the Raps plays D, they are like Phoenix Jr. with less to hate.

bigbsezwazup
02-22-2007, 12:08 AM
Dirk going down against Seattle looked worthy of a stretcher not Drama Whistle's little arm injury. Even T-Mac was hurting and still playing. I just don't trust Drama Whistle at all.

vinylstar
02-22-2007, 12:11 AM
Exactly! After all the fake injuries by DWade, the # 1 drama queen, it was comical to watch him in a wheelchair. No sympathy whatsoever...DWade or no DWade, it showtime..

i came here to post this exact thing. its karma considering all the fake injuries he's milked for tv time.

blahblehblah
02-22-2007, 12:15 AM
Wade suffered a serious shoulder dislocation and the early word is Wade is expected to be out for the rest of the regular season. Pat riley commented he doesnt expect him back.

Tokey41
02-22-2007, 12:15 AM
I think its terrific we have like 5 threads about this all across our boards... can we merge them!?

nowhereman
02-22-2007, 12:16 AM
so - like what would be a 2 week injury for dirk?

haywoodjay
02-22-2007, 12:19 AM
Exactly! After all the fake injuries by DWade, the # 1 drama queen, it was comical to watch him in a wheelchair. No sympathy whatsoever...DWade or no DWade, it showtime..

you must be forgeting about manu, pau gasol, and a handful of other players.... just because he single-handedly beat yall last year doesn't mean the guy is the "#1 drama queen" in the nba. dude takes a lot of punishment in the paint.

anyways... per Houston sports radio:

Severe dislocation of his left shoulder...they could not pop it back in place he had to be rushed to the hospital. Riley said he doesn't expect him back, and he said they may need to make a trade.

Windmill360
02-22-2007, 12:19 AM
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/HTR11202220512.jpg

Fall down seven times, roll away in a wheel chair eight.

capitalcity
02-22-2007, 12:19 AM
What an awful scene. You could tell when they took whistle out, a part of Mike Tirico died inside.

dude1394
02-22-2007, 12:23 AM
Wade just injured his shoulder playing Houston. There goes our chance for a rematch...
Do you guys think they will make the playoffs?
Can Shaq carry this team?

I don't see why they shouldn't when they have the great snaq and 'toine?

bigbsezwazup
02-22-2007, 12:23 AM
Dirk going down against Seattle looked worthy of a stretcher not Drama Whistle's little arm injury. Even T-Mac was hurting and still playing. I just don't trust Drama Whistle at all.

big_pth
02-22-2007, 12:24 AM
Mrs. _pth asked if I really hated him that much when I was telling her about this injury. I thought about it, and the answer is yes. If he were in a burning building, I would not rush to save him. He is up there with Jon Barry and Bob Sura for asshatery, and this kinda makes my trip to Vegas this weekend all the sweeter...

nashtymavsfan13
02-22-2007, 12:27 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070222/capt.htr10602220452c.correction_heat_rockets_wade_ injured_basketball_htr106.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070222/capt.htr11202220512.heat_rockets_wade_injured_bask etball_htr112.jpg

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/cf/fullj.getty-71797776bb014_heat_rockets_11_29_41_pm.jpg

BGMaverick9
02-22-2007, 12:28 AM
Man, did that just kick them in the balls or what?

nashtymavsfan13
02-22-2007, 12:29 AM
Dirk going down against Seattle looked worthy of a stretcher not Drama Whistle's little arm injury. Even T-Mac was hurting and still playing. I just don't trust Drama Whistle at all.

I hate him as much as anyone, but his injury shouldn't just be dismissed as nothing. It's clearly serious.

She_Growls
02-22-2007, 12:30 AM
you must be forgeting about manu, pau gasol, and a handful of other players.... just because he single-handedly beat yall last year doesn't mean the guy is the "#1 drama queen" in the nba. dude takes a lot of punishment in the paint.

anyways... per Houston sports radio:

Severe dislocation of his left shoulder...they could not pop it back in place he had to be rushed to the hospital. Riley said he doesn't expect him back, and he said they may need to make a trade. Oh, I'm sorry, poor poor Miami....but like I said, DWade, is the #1 drama queen in the NBA, and may I add, "in the history of the NBA". He is a disgrace to the sport and so is Miami; nothing but a bunch of low-mentality thugs! How can you go from winning the championship to being under .500? Easy, David Stern and his sheriffs. I don't give a crying shit about his injury; that's what karma will do for ya! It's showtime, no excuses...

big_pth
02-22-2007, 12:31 AM
I hate him as much as anyone, but his injury shouldn't just be dismissed as nothing. It's clearly serious.

I still think it is crap and he is gonna play tomorrow night, but as a warrior, playing through the pain for like 30 points. I really hate him.

capitalcity
02-22-2007, 12:33 AM
Man, did that just kick them in the balls or what?You mean kick Stern in the mouth?

dude1394
02-22-2007, 12:35 AM
You mean kick Stern in the mouth?

Obviously at the same time.

Edit: Oh duh. Yup.

nashtymavsfan13
02-22-2007, 12:36 AM
I still think it is crap and he is gonna play tomorrow night, but as a warrior, playing through the pain for like 30 points. I really hate him.

I agree, but I seriously doubt he'll play. This isn't like his other "TV time" injuries, it's obviously not fake and it's obviously serious.

BGMaverick9
02-22-2007, 12:37 AM
*phone ringing*

Stern: Hello

League Official: Wade sustained a major injury tonight and might be out for the rest of the season and that will put the Heat's chances for the playoffs in serious danger.

Stern *passes out*


and it was a kick in the balls and the mouth, it was a dropkick

nowhereman
02-22-2007, 12:39 AM
those are really nice shoes he has on in that picture.

nowhereman
02-22-2007, 12:40 AM
*phone ringing*

Stern: Hello

League Official: Wade sustained a major injury tonight and might be out for the rest of the season and that will put the Heat's chances for the playoffs in serious danger.

Stern *passes out*
k

stern was probably jerking off to that game on espn anyway.

She_Growls
02-22-2007, 12:40 AM
*phone ringing*

Stern: Hello

League Official: Wade sustained a major injury tonight and might be out for the rest of the season and that will put the Heat's chances for the playoffs in serious danger.

Stern *passes out*


and it was a kick in the balls and the mouth, it was a dropkick very clever...

dirno2000
02-22-2007, 12:41 AM
If those sons of bitches parlay this injury into Kevin Durrant I'm going on a killing spree.

bigbsezwazup
02-22-2007, 12:42 AM
I hate him as much as anyone, but his injury shouldn't just be dismissed as nothing. It's clearly serious.

I'll believe it when I see it. What comes around goes around. He has pretended to many times to have an injury. The Great Emmitt Smith finished a football game with a hurt arm worse than that. Just think if he comes back tomorrow night and they some how do good, then what? Will he be the Greatest NBA player ever? I hope everything is legit for the sake of the NBA.

BGMaverick9
02-22-2007, 12:43 AM
that'd be a LOT of losing for that to happen...the world would have to go bizaro for that to happen i think.

Thespiralgoeson
02-22-2007, 12:47 AM
Goddamnit, I have tix to the game tomorrow. I wanted to see DWhistle get schooled.

mkat
02-22-2007, 12:48 AM
*phone ringing*

Stern: Hello

League Official: Wade sustained a major injury tonight and might be out for the rest of the season and that will put the Heat's chances for the playoffs in serious danger.

Stern *passes out*


and it was a kick in the balls and the mouth, it was a dropkick

shoot...he hit the red alert. i think they're probably going to speed up the dwade clone they have growing in case this happens.

Underdog
02-22-2007, 01:00 AM
Wade = Bitch


:D

sandeepgm
02-22-2007, 01:17 AM
hmm..i dint think it was serious at first...now that i read all this, it seems that it is bad...Well we got to just take care of business..

DubOverdose
02-22-2007, 01:18 AM
If those sons of bitches parlay this injury into Kevin Durrant I'm going on a killing spree.
me 2

Underdog
02-22-2007, 01:21 AM
And the Oscar for best actress goes to...

u2sarajevo
02-22-2007, 01:31 AM
Get well Dwhistle....

This just in: Immediately following the injury to Wade, the average fouls per game decreased by 5(league wide).

Dirkadirkastan
02-22-2007, 01:45 AM
Man, did that just kick them in the balls or what?
You mean kick Stern in the mouth?
Obviously at the same time.

Edit: Oh duh. Yup.

This is pure gold, and quite possibly the best sequence ever.

And1
02-22-2007, 02:07 AM
I hate to see players get injured...but it is pretty nice to hear many on this board saying they would have rather schooled the Heat with Diva in the line-up.

rmacomic
02-22-2007, 02:23 AM
Look at the Dwade on the video. That looks painfull.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=270221010

EricaLubarsky
02-22-2007, 02:38 AM
oh thank god And1 approves of us.

And1
02-22-2007, 03:37 AM
oh thank god And1 approves of us.

except you

aexchange
02-22-2007, 06:47 AM
i fully expect once stern catches wind of this to suspend battier for the remainder of the season.

i also expect diane wade to be back after the dallas game. book it.

kriD
02-22-2007, 07:12 AM
BLOGFISH

Rest In Peace, Dwyane Wade

[By Mike Fisher - DB.com]

As we get ready to roast D-Wade and "The It Team'' of the NBA tonight, we learn that we can only microwave the Heat. Because they were already roasted last night in Houston. But Miami will have an excuse: Wade -- who defies mathematicians and true tough guys everywhere by falling down seven times but getting up eight -- fell-down-go-boom against the Rockets.

And he didn't get up from the floor. ... except to go to the bench, tears welling up in his eyes.

And he didn't get up from the bench. ... until a WHEELCHAIR was rolled down the baseline to carry him to the locker room.

And he didn't get up from the WHEELCHAIR until he moved himself to a STRETCHER.

And he didn't get up from the STRETCHER until he was driven to a Houston hospital.

And, I assume, he will not get up from the hospital unless Aladdin's rug, Cleopatra's barge or H.G. Wells' time machine pulls into the handicapped driveway to carry him.

Karma, you see, has a hellacious sense of humor. Wade -- taking over from Kobe as the NBA's resident Drama Queen and taking over from teammate Shaquille O'Neal as the NBA's resident Speaker of Stupid Things -- spends a great deal of time pretending he's hurt.

Now, maybe he really is. Maybe.

A layman's guess at his fourth-quarter injury? I guessed it was a hyper-extended left shoulder. Wade's dramatic reaction? I guessed it was a late bid for an Oscar. Maybe I'm wrong; Wade didn't make the trip to Dallas last night, and therefore, it's possible that the reaction wasn't yet another attempt to prove himself a "warrior.''

Kids, I've experienced a separated shoulder. It does sting, yes. But for Christ's sake, a hurt shoulder DOESN'T affect one's ability to WALK!! (The shoulder bone is not connected to the thigh bone, is it?) Oh, and while I'm getting my cynicism out of my system: My friends, I've been attending NBA games on an almost-nightly basis for 17 years. ... and I didn't even know the medical staffs at arenas HAD wheelchairs laying around!

Anyway, before I could Wade out of tonight's game. ... what a "warrior'' he would be if he lept from a hospital bed to play in a nationally-televised game! What a "champion'' he would be if he made a last-minute emergency trip from Houston to Dallas just in time for tipoff! What a "courageous hero'' he could be if somehow, will his shoulder -- which almost certainly must be, by now, ravaged by cancer and/or frozen with paralysis -- into cooperating as he leads his sub-.500 team to. ... yet another loss.

Yeah, Wade and the Heat are going to get crushed by the fired-up Mavs and a liquored-up 8:30 p.m. audience. Book it.

Dwyane Wade will absorb a million more "devastating blows.'' Miami will absorb yet another loss.

But, most importantly, D-Wade will get another TV commercial out of it.

EricaLubarsky
02-22-2007, 07:19 AM
Bravo! D-Wade will play tomorrow. The national media will be all over how he's a hero (and won't mention how they fell for that publicity stunt). Mavs will win by 14, but Stuart Scott will be quoted as saying "..the real story of this one is Wade's refusal to let his team down". He didnt break anything. He didnt dislocate his shoulder. There wasnt a lot of pressure going onto that shoulder. you hurt yourself bad when you apply your body weight to an ankle, a knee, a wrist. He just fouled Battier-- I can't see how it is serious. Many baseball players as well as other athletes have totally dislocated their shoulder and shoved it back in and continued. There isnt anything wrong with a man showing pain but when you are an insecure primadonna that starts fights and advertise yourself as the hardest working guy in the game (when Dirk works his ass off and probably outworks Wade), you dont get sympathy when you totally overreact.

Forget Cate Blanchett, Wade should be up for Best Supporting Actress.

Tomorrow is a standings game only. We won't get any credit for beating the Heat with or without Wade and we certainly will be penalized for having an off night if we lose.

Murphy3
02-22-2007, 07:31 AM
He had to get helped off on a wheelchair? What an f'ing vagina.

ilMavvento
02-22-2007, 07:51 AM
How about a new nickname? DWheels?

Triple T's
02-22-2007, 08:48 AM
that is at least a 2 month week injury at a minimum for a basic dislocation not including full rehabilitation. O well...

what people dont understand is that with a dislocation, its incredibly painfull. Every step you take. So rather than risk any further injury or prolonged effects from trying to walk, the training staff too extra caution n getting him to the proper medical authorities so that xrays could be taken and the joint could be reset.

alexamenos
02-22-2007, 04:08 PM
The Great Emmitt Smith finished a football game with a hurt arm worse than that.

The Great Emmitt Smith didn't just finish a game with a similar injury, he won a game with a similar injury.

a game that clinched a first round bye and homefield through the playoffs.

Emmitt = Great
Dyanew = Diva

alexamenos
02-22-2007, 04:11 PM
caught Bill Walton's audio from the game last night. With typical hyperbole, Walton described Wade crying on the bench in terms like "the embodiment of toughness."

jay-suess H, how much toughness does it take to sit on a bench and cry?

LRB
02-22-2007, 04:33 PM
Diva is a total wuss. One of my friends played our entire freshman football season except for the last game with a separated shoulder at line backer. And he never once shied away from a collision. He'd have played the last game, but the doctor wouldn't sign off on it. Least Diva could have done is left the arena on his own 2 feet. What a total prima donna.

rmacomic
02-22-2007, 05:43 PM
Wade's pain is others' gainby: John Hollinger
posted: Thursday, February 22, 2007 | Feedback | Print Entry

If the New Jersey Nets were hoping to get a boost at the trade deadline, they sure got it. The twist is that, after weeks of rumors involving potential Nets deals, this boost had nothing to do with their own deal making.

Instead, the Nets' playoffs hopes are vastly improved today because of the demise of one of their rivals, Miami, thanks to Dwyane Wade's dislocated shoulder and the impending resignation of coach Pat Riley. (OK, I'm kidding on that last part. But have you ever seen somebody's karma account evened in such dramatic fashion? Somewhere, Stan Van Gundy is laughing his mustache off.)

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider.

Any insiders want to share the rest of this one?

RePLAY
02-22-2007, 06:03 PM
Haslem's thinking: "There he goes agian...acting as usual. He'll be back in 2 games and score 50."

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070222/capt.htr11202220512.heat_rockets_wade_injured_bask etball_htr112.jpg

Five-ofan
02-22-2007, 06:27 PM
Diva is a total wuss. One of my friends played our entire freshman football season except for the last game with a separated shoulder at line backer. And he never once shied away from a collision. He'd have played the last game, but the doctor wouldn't sign off on it. Least Diva could have done is left the arena on his own 2 feet. What a total prima donna.
exactly. emmitt smith played the entire 93 playoffs with a separated shoulder and won superbowl mvp. separating a shoulder hurts but it shouldnt make a grown man cry. It definitely shouldnt make a professional athlete not be able to walk off the court.

StackAttack
02-22-2007, 06:29 PM
Rox fan: "Wait till David Stern sees this!"

EricaLubarsky
02-22-2007, 06:57 PM
The foul they didnt call on Wade will be assessed to Battier as a flagrant 2 because of the harm done. Futhermore any contact at all whether created by Wade or not will result in immediate flagrant 2s against anyone touching wade becuase of his vulnerability. A message has to be sent. If Wade tries to steal the ball, you better let him.

rmacomic
02-22-2007, 08:37 PM
Wade's pain is others' gainby: John Hollinger
posted: Thursday, February 22, 2007 | Feedback | Print Entry

If the New Jersey Nets were hoping to get a boost at the trade deadline, they sure got it. The twist is that, after weeks of rumors involving potential Nets deals, this boost had nothing to do with their own deal making.

Instead, the Nets' playoffs hopes are vastly improved today because of the demise of one of their rivals, Miami, thanks to Dwyane Wade's dislocated shoulder and the impending resignation of coach Pat Riley. (OK, I'm kidding on that last part. But have you ever seen somebody's karma account evened in such dramatic fashion? Somewhere, Stan Van Gundy is laughing his mustache off.)

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Dirkadirkastan
02-22-2007, 08:47 PM
Seriously any insiders here want to share the rest of this story?

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02-22-2007, 09:38 PM
Wade's pain is others' gain
by: John Hollinger
posted: Thursday, February 22, 2007 | Feedback | Print Entry

If the New Jersey Nets were hoping to get a boost at the trade deadline, they sure got it. The twist is that, after weeks of rumors involving potential Nets deals, this boost had nothing to do with their own deal making.

Instead, the Nets' playoffs hopes are vastly improved today because of the demise of one of their rivals, Miami, thanks to Dwyane Wade's dislocated shoulder and the impending resignation of coach Pat Riley. (OK, I'm kidding on that last part. But have you ever seen somebody's karma account evened in such dramatic fashion? Somewhere, Stan Van Gundy is laughing his mustache off.)

As things stand today, the Heat are 26-27 and in possession of the eighth seed in the East, but without Wade it's hard to imagine that situation remaining the same for long. The Heat are 1-6 when Wade hasn't played this season, with all six losses in double figures.

And in the other 46 games, it's only been the brilliance of the league's top-rated player that has kept the team's head above water. As I've been pointing out since the third week of the season, Wade's supporting cast has been horrid.

Yes, Shaquille O'Neal is back, but this isn't the Shaq of old. Minus their lone superstar (sorry, Shaq), it's tough to imagine the Heat winning more than a third of their games -- and that may be generous, considering they were barely over .500 even when Wade played.

Estimates of Wade's absence seem to be running between four and six weeks; based on Miami's upcoming schedule, that would knock him out for between 13 and 20 games. If it's the shorter of those estimates, the Heat might be able to survive the blow. Say Miami guts out a couple tough wins and manages to go 4-9 without Wade, dropping it to 30-36. The Heat could still make up ground in the final 16 games, and with a fairly light closing schedule the Heat might still get back to the 40 or so wins they'd probably need to get a playoff spot.

But if he's out six weeks, forget it. Then we're talking about 20 games, and if the Heat go 6-14 in that stretch (which might be optimistic) they'll be 32-41 by the time Wade gets back, with only nine games left to repair their record. Meanwhile, with New Jersey at 25-30 this morning and expecting Richard Jefferson back in early March, it stands to reason the Nets will end up around the 40-win mark themselves. So unless the Heat ran the table when Wade came back, they'd be looking at lotteryville.

Of course, New Jersey isn't the only beneficiary of Miami's misfortune. The Knicks and Magic also have brightened their outlooks. Orlando is just 14-24 since its torrid start and has fallen below .500, just percentage points ahead of Miami in the current playoff pecking order. With the Magic's puzzling decision to stand pat at the trade deadline, the Wade injury may be what they needed to get into the postseason. And unbelievably, the Knicks aren't out of it either. New York is only 24-31 after last night's inexcusable mail-in effort against Philadelphia, but the Knicks have a favorable schedule and own the head-to-head tiebreaker against the Magic.

Finally, Wade's injury also puts us one step closer to what would be an unbelievable development -- a defending champion returning the same roster intact and ending up in the lottery. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

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Murphy3
02-22-2007, 11:56 PM
Yep... played high school football with a kid that had to have his shoulder put back in place usually 1-2 times a game...

stoble
02-23-2007, 01:47 AM
I hope New Jersey takes that 8th playoff spot but I think New York will take it

dude1394
02-23-2007, 01:48 AM
Oh I hope the heat get into the playoffs. Then bounced in the first round, it will be delish. No ping-pong balls for you.

nashtymavsfan13
02-23-2007, 02:42 AM
A guy on the varsity basketball team at my high school badly dislocated his shoulder this season to the point where surgery was an option as well. He was on the court just laying there for like 10 minutes as they were trying to pop it back in place, and they were finally able to after that long. No crying, even though it's a 17 year old in intense pain. He was back playing after missing only 2 games, wearing a shoulder brace only due to coach's orders and playing just as effectively.

DWhistle is a wuss.

kriD
02-23-2007, 09:55 AM
BLOGFISH

WWJD: 'Wade, Would Jesus Dramatize?'

[By Mike Fisher - DB.com]

His robe was not dipped in blood, and He wore not sandals but Converse. There was a puddle of shower water on the Heat's locker-room floor. He was not available to walk on the water. ... but I betcha He could've wheeled across it.

It was to be yet another miraculous performance by Him, more evidence that He is the kingdom an the power and the glory. Everyone from the NBA refs (annointing Him the Finals MVP) to Sports Illustrated (naming Him its Athlete of the Year) to CBSportsline's Tony Meija (who says He is "the king'' and "it'') has declared that He is The Way, and The Truth, and The Life. So who are the Mavs -- despite defeating Miami 112-100 on Thursday -- to argue?

His team has fallen 28 times and gotten up 26 (thus Miami's sadsack record of 26-28). He falls down seven times and gets up eight, which is a miracle due to its mathematical imbalance and can only mean one thing: He didn't fly in an airplane from Houston, the site of His figurative cruxifiction, to Miami. He surely ascended to Miami.

He is risen.

He would not have lost this game, of course. The other members of this .500 "It'' team, the Apostles. ...er, His teammates, lost it. Antoine Walker and James Posey, who somehow managed to be suspended for being out of shape during the season! Shaquille O'Neal, the elephantine circus act! Three-Point Shootout ace Jason Kapono, destined to be a new-age Tim Legler! Present Miami point guard Jason Williams, who in his heart believes that past Miami point guard Timmy Hardaway has a point -- except it's not the gays who deserve hatred but rather the Asians! And of course, coach/not-coach/team president/retired/coach/not-coach/unretired/coach Pat Riley, who dismisses "interim coaches'' so easily by greasing the skids of their departure. And how does Riles grease the skids? By placing his head against the skids, of course.

Most of all, though, there is Him.

I wanted to ask Him if all authority has been given to Him in Heaven and on Earth.

I wanted to get nearer to Him, to see if on His thigh was a name written King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

I wanted there to be a press conference, so maybe Babe Laufenberg or Dale Hansen or Mark Followill or me or somebody could say to Him, "So You are a king?"

And He could have answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice. I and Commissioner Stern are one."

And then I could consider stoning Him, but He would say onto us, "I have shown you many great miracles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?"

And indeed, He had shown us many miracles. The 28 points per game. A marketing plan to rival "American Idol's.'' A press conference at the Finals last summer during which He was accompanied by a box of Kleenex (he had the sniffles) and now, the empathy of a kingdom because He sustained a shoulder injury and required being nailed to a wheelchair and then a stretcher.

Had He arrived in Dallas, somebody -- maybe it would've been Newy Scruggs or Mike Doocy or Chuck Cooperstein or somebody -- would've piped up. "We are not stoning you for any of these," one of us would reply, "but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God."

Instead, I was left with the results of a game without Him. He had come to seek and to save that which was lost. ... and now what's lost, apparently, is six weeks-to-forever of recovery time before He can return triumphant.

Was I certain He wasn't here? After the game, I thought I'd make one more attempt to find Him. Or even His shroud. A burning bush. Anything. So I trotted out to the Heat team buses. I noticed coach Riley tipping each of the two bus drivers (I believe Stan Van Gundy was behind the wheel of one, and Ron Rothstein behind the wheel of the other). And then I saw the AAC garage door roll back. It was very large. And entering the garage, I saw a young security guard sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and I was amazed. And he said to me, "Do not be amazed; you seek Him, whose team was crucified, 112-100 by the Mavs. He has risen, He is not here.''

He will rise again. Because He falls down seven times. And He rises eight.

kriD
02-23-2007, 10:17 AM
The big hurt

Dwyane Wade is mulling season-ending surgery or a return after six weeks of rehabilitation. Coach Pat Riley said a decision could take days.

BY MICHAEL WALLACE
mwallace@MiamiHerald.com

Heat guard Dwyane Wade is back in Miami considering his options for repairing the dislocated left shoulder he sustained late in Wednesday's loss in Houston.

Among those options are immediate surgery, which would end his season, or a six-week rehabilitation period and a possible return in time for the playoffs.

Wade flew back to Miami early Thursday on a private plane accompanied by Heat trainer Ron Culp. He was examined by Heat physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick and underwent magnetic resonance imaging at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables. Initial tests taken in Houston and Thursday's MRI revealed a dislocation, team officials confirmed.

Wade returned to the hospital Thursday afternoon and met with team doctors for about 50 minutes to examine the test results. Wade left the hospital at about 3:40 p.m. in a black, late-model BMW driven by his wife, Siohvaughn. He did not stop to speak with reporters gathered across the street from the hospital.

Wade probably will seek a second opinion to be safe, and plans to consult his family as well as Heat coach Pat Riley before announcing his decision.

''We leave it up to the doctors to explain everything to him,'' Riley said before Thursday's game in Dallas. ``We always left it open to our players to get a second opinion if they choose. When it comes right down to it, the player always weighs all the options and makes the decision.

``In the next couple of days, I do think he'll make a statement.''

Riley said he had not spoken to Wade on Thursday.

''I wrote him a letter today, Fed Ex-ed it, because his mailbox was loaded on his phone,'' Riley said. ``It's right to his house.''

In a radio interview Thursday with WQAM, Heat general manager Randy Pfund said it could take days before Wade and the team decide which course to take.

''It's a significant injury, and we're obviously looking at some time where, with any of the options provided, we will be playing without him,'' Pfund said.

Even if Wade is able to return before the end of the season April 18, he still likely would require offseason surgery, which would jeopardize his summer commitment to help the U.S. national team qualify for the 2008 Olympics.

EXTREMELY PAINFUL

A dislocated shoulder can be extremely painful and can sideline a player for weeks or months, said Dr. Joe Fernandez, chief of orthopedics at Baptist Hospital, who specializes in sports injuries to the shoulder.

At the top of the humerus -- the bone that runs from elbow to shoulder -- is a round bone called the humeral head. It fits into the glenoid socket in the scapula, or shoulder blade, like a ball-and-socket trailer hitch.

A ring of cartilage called the labrum holds the head in the socket. In a dislocation, the head is pulled out of the socket, creating great pain that is partly relieved only when it is pushed back in.

Typically, the accident strips at least part of the labrum off the front of the socket. When this happens in Wade's age and weight group, Fernandez said, it will heal on its own 60 to 70 percent of the time within four to six weeks. In 30 to 40 percent of cases, it must be reattached to the socket with dissolvable staples via arthroscopic surgery -- requiring three to six months to heal.

A dislocation also can tear ligaments or tendons in the shoulder or even damage nerves, making the injury more serious, Fernandez said.

Heat guard Eddie Jones was in a similar situation in 2001 when he missed 15 games with a dislocated shoulder, and returned later that season despite weakness in the shoulder.

ATTEMPTED A STEAL

Wade sustained the injury when he attempted to steal the ball from Shane Battier as the Houston forward was driving to the basket. Wade immediately left the game and was taken to the locker room in a wheelchair.

Wade remained in Houston overnight as the team flew on to Dallas, where it played the Mavericks on Thursday night.

Wade, the NBA's fourth-leading scorer, already had missed seven games this season with injuries. He missed four with a sprained right wrist and three after having wisdom teeth extracted.

''I definitely understand he probably wants to tough it out and come back as soon as possible,'' Heat forward Udonis Haslem said. ``But just like the situation with coach Riley, sometimes health is more important and you need to take time off. It's a situation where you need to think about what's best for him healthwise.''

Wade's shoulder is the latest in a line of devastating injuries for the Heat. Center Shaquille O'Neal has missed 39 games with knee and calf injuries. Guard Jason Williams has missed 20 with knee, ankle and abdominal injuries. Reserve forward Wayne Simien has missed most of the season with a salmonella infection.

Riley had just returned Wednesday after missing 22 games for knee- and hip-replacement surgeries.

''Obviously, it's a setback, you're losing the MVP of the Finals last year,'' said Heat center Michael Doleac before Thursday night's game. ``So, it's something that can't be discounted. It's another speed bump in our road. We've had guys out all year, injuries all year, and it's got to be something we absorb and deal with.''

u2sarajevo
02-23-2007, 10:24 AM
Fisher has lost it.