Dwyane Wade is probably one of the biggest whiners in the NBA. He is a tremendous player but he spends so much time whining about calls and flailing around on the ground that it makes it hard to like him. Tuesday night, Wade made a lot more enemies when the Miami Heat played the Indiana Pacers and Wade leveled Darren Collison on a fast break.
Dwyane Wade was hit with a Flagrant 1 but was not ejected. The league reviewed the call and said the call would not be upgraded. This means Dwyane Wade is eligible to play in Game 3. That, my friends, is an absolute joke. Wade’s play was extremely dirty and he should have to sit out at least one game. There was no intent to make a play on the basketball.
Take the case of Jason Smith for example. He leveled Blake Griffin earlier this year in a similiar matter. Smith was hit with a two game suspension.
Do you see a difference in the two plays? The only difference I see is that the camera angle really does not capture Wade’s hit like it did Smith. There is also another difference. Smith took out a star player in Griffin. Dwyane Wade is a star player taking out a backup. Think that might have something to do with it?
This why some people dislike the league. There is too much protection for the star players. Wade should be suspended for Game 3 and that is that. There is no grey area here. Treat all the players the same way.