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Wade thanks Mavs for LeBron trash talk

Posted on: June 9, 2011 1:11 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2011 2:57 pm
Posted by Matt Moore

DALLAS -- An intense and focused Dwyane Wade said at shootaround Thursday morning before a crucial Game 5 of the NBA Finals that while LeBron James doesn't need the comments coming out of the Mavericks' camp to get his focus back, Wade and the Heat "appreciate" the Mavs saying it anyway.

"(LeBron) doesn't need it, but it adds fuel to the fire. We appreciate Dallas for that. Even if he had lost focus, he was going to get it back, but we appreciate the words that are coming out of their mouths."

Wade definitely exuded a high level of confidence for his superstar teammate Thursday morning, while acknowledging that James gets worse headlines than the rest of the Heat. Wade joked that in the eyes of the media "everything LeBron does is great, he can do no wrong," before rolling his eyes.

"LeBron obviously wants to play better, but it's not always about the scoring aspect. It's just about playing better overall." 

James notoriously vanished in Game 4, and his teammates took the bullet for him on Wednesday. On Thursday, James acknowledged that has to "bounce back" in Game 5. Wade, though seemed absolutely confident in the guys he's taking the floor with. 

"I look across the locker room and I see the guys I'm coming onto the floor with, I'm way more confident going into a 2-2 game than I've ever been going into a 2-2 game."

It's weird to see the Heat acknowledge the media attention the way he has, but at some level it's unavoidable because of the constant attention. The Heat have to win two more games to finally "shut up" everyone. If they don't, they can look forward to only more of the criticism, particularly on LeBron. On Thursday, Wade seemed to have no intention of allowing that to happen.

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2011 5:50 pm

Wade thanks Mavs for LeBron trash talk

Mavs just need to hit those shot build a lead and let the Heat begin to panic.  Truth is if Miami is smart they let the ball run with Wade.  Go Mavs.

Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2011 4:43 pm

Wade thanks Mavs for LeBron trash talk

what's Lebron gonna do? run to the hoop as fast as he can miss the shot and cry wolf!?  I'd be much more intimidated by Wade being angry than Lebron.

Since: Jun 9, 2011
Posted on: June 9, 2011 4:36 pm

Wade thanks Mavs for LeBron trash talk

To whoever said Dirk and LBJ are champs: If neither player has a ring, then how can they be champions?

Since: Jul 4, 2010
Posted on: June 9, 2011 2:50 pm

Wade thanks Mavs for LeBron trash talk

Getting Wade mad is a lot scarier than getting Lebron mad. 

Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: June 9, 2011 1:43 pm

Wade thanks Mavs for LeBron trash talk

We'll keep talking and the cHeat will keep flopping because as my good friend Ron Washington says, "that's the way basketball go".

Go Mavs Go! 

Beat the cHeat!!!

Since: Jun 4, 2011
Posted on: June 9, 2011 1:26 pm

Wade thanks Mavs for LeBron trash talk

Wade can definitely talk some trash ... he has been unstoppable. As for Dirk and Lebron .. they are both champions ... no other way to look at it.

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