Dirk Nowitzki’s Game Four performance in the NBA Finals while under the weather was enough to gain the respect of anyone who realizes how difficult it is to play while not 100%.
The game of basketball is difficult enough when you are fully engaged and there aren’t any other intervening factors.
Evidently, as you can see in the video above, Miami Heat stars Dwayne Wade and LeBron James thought Dirk was faking sick during game four and decided it was joke worthy.
After the Heat’s walk-around prior to game five, James and Wade were walking down the tunnel to the team’s bus and faked a few coughs and bantered about how they were getting sick.
Maybe the Heat’s “dynamic” duo should concentrate on their own game rather than what is going on with the Mavericks– especially LeBron James, whose disappearing acts in the fourth quarter of the last two games have left his team out to dry.
As the old saying goes, only talk when you can walk the walk.