Lil Wayne's Weird Feud with Miami Heat

By Thomas Duffy
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Superstar rapper Lil Wayne claimed that he was banned from NBA games last week, a rumor that was completely shut down by the league.

Wayne told 99Jamz, a South Florida radio station, that the league prohibited him from assisting Gerald Green during the Slam Dunk Contest. He added that he was scrapped from performing at halftime of the All-Star game and wasn’t even allowed tickets to attend the game.

On Feb. 10, the rapper was supposedly kicked out of the Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Lakers game. “So I’m @ da Heat game right, rootin 4 da Lakers kuz dats my team & would u believe they got police 2 make me leave?! Wow,” he said on Twitter. However, a nearby fan said that Wayne gestured to a heckler that he had a gun and was booted because of that.

The Heat said that Wayne left on his own, but he obviously did not feel that that was the case.

The outspoken rapper also had negative comments about the team after a heated court-side exchange with Dwyane Wade during the Lakers game.

“I was at the game, rooting for the Lakers, saying ‘Chris Bosh you can’t hit a shot; D-Wade stop crying,’ I’m saying whatever I wanna say, I’m a fan of who I’m a fan of,” he said. “Then Dwyane Wade comes over and he looks at me. I said, ‘Y’all don’t [expletive] with me, so I don’t [expletive] with ya’ll. Y’all don’t [expletive] with me.’ He looked me dead in my eye and his exact words were, ‘We don’t.’ He didn’t say, ‘I don’t,’ he said, ‘We don’t.’ So I said ‘OK, well [expletive] you’ then. He said ‘well [expletive] you.'”

Wayne took to the stage later on that weekend, telling thousands of fans that he was banned from the NBA because the Heat didn’t want him at any games. Wayne cursed out LeBron James, “She-Wade,”  and Chris Bosh, and also added that he slept with Bosh’s wife (a claim that has been strongly refuted).

Whatever the case may be, Wayne remains unapologetic, except towards James.

“I don’t apologize for that night,” he said during the interview with Miami’s 99Jamz. “I don’t apologize for being who I am. That’s who I am, and yes, I did say those things. Only thing I do want to take back from saying that night, I said ‘[expletive] LeBron,’ I didn’t mean to say that because me and LeBron, we are cool, and I’m really cool with his mom and we have a real good relationship. That’s my homie but it just slipped out. I didn’t mean to say that. Other than that though I don’t take nothing back.”

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