Pat Riley wants you to know that he’s not going to Cleveland except to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: According to these latest rounds of rumors, the Cavaliers are supposedly upset with Mike Brown‘s tank job as coach during Cleveland’s loss to Orlando in the Eastern Conference Finals. It matters not that he was coach of the year this season after the Cavs won 66 games. It doesn’t matter that he has the support and trust of LeBron James. It doesn’t matter that Riley is retired and has convinced himself once and for all (he insists) that he’s done with coaching. Riles [...]
Give the Heat credit: they bounced back from an utterly dismal season to make it into the playoffs. Of course, that was 90% Dwyane Wade, but whatever. Playoffs is playoffs. Maybe next season they will have some decent players around D-Wade, and will once again be relevant in the East.
This would’ve been the emblematic highlight of the whole first round…if only the Bulls hadn’t faded in the second half and lost to the Celtics. Still a sick rejection though. Idea for new All-Star Game event: guard shot-blocking contest. Dwyane Wade vs. Derrick Rose. How about it?
The Heat had their blood up after Josh Smith and the Hawks not only routed but tried to humiliate them with showboat dunks in Game 5, plus Dwyane Wade was still probably mad about being knocked down and hitting his head on the floor. Now we know: the Miami Heat do not take no stuff.
Unpleasantness mars Hawks v. Heat Game 5: The Hawks’ Josh Smith knocks down Dwyane Wade, who strikes his head on the floor. Wade leaves the game for a time, and upon returning, is too groggy to play effectively. He is, however, not too groggy to nearly get in a fight with Solomon Jones after a hard foul. Technicals are called. Wade later retaliates with a hard foul on Maurice Evans, earning a flagrant. End result: Discombobulated Heat lose 106-91 and are on the cusp of elimination. Hawks announcer Steve Holman gets taunty on Wade’s ass (via Larry Brown Sports):
Viral advertising is getting more wacked out and nonsensical by the day. A case in point: the above video starring Dwyane Wade and some ass in a white suit. The plot: ass in white suit thinks he can take D-Wade one-on-one; D-Wade stands there chuckling. The video’s poster claims the ass in the white suit is in fact a billionaire. Well, if Mark Cuban can be one, why can’t this guy? (Editor’s note: Evidently the spot was created by Converse. A new innovation in advertising: not giving the viewer any clue what is being advertised. Genius? Monkey-assed stupidity?)