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There will be no Wade vs. Stern 2

Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:26 am
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By Matt Moore

There will be no rematch of Dwyane Wade vs. David Stern Tuesday, after the two clashed in meetings last week over tone and respect. From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
Wade's spokesperson, however, said that the All-Star guard would remain in South Florida with his family. Wade took umbrage to Stern's approach during a negotiating session last Friday, with Stern confirming the disagreement a day later.
via Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade not expected to again square off with NBA Commissioner David Stern at NBA lockout talks - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com. 

This kind of makes Wade's appearance seem like a hit and run. He didn't appear at many of the meetings before the outburst, and was in New York primarily to promote Court Grip. It's entirely possible Wade has serious reasons for missing the meetings in New York, but without a follow-up or an involvement in actual discussions, and with his only contribution a random outburst against the commissioner, it lessens the impact of his leadership shown last week. 

Then again, maybe he was just filling in for Kobe Bryant, who was abroad last week and who is in New York for Tuesday's meeting according to multiple reports.  
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