|Posted by paul on October 31, 2012 at 12:55 PM|
It's hard to measure the towering hypocrisy of LeThug, except to say that, more and more, he makes LeEgo seem very likeable, and Chris Bosh positively loveable. Is it really possible that Dwayn Wade --the man who has made reaching over the shoulder of somone driving to the hoop, and hammering them from behind, his signature move -- has complained that Rondo reaching across his shoulder from behind and grabbing him was a "clothesline", and a "punk move"? ??? !!
Did that really happen?
One has to marvel at the sheer effrontery of this, coming from Wade. This is the guy who deliberately crashed at full speed into Darren Collison, and did it from behind, mind you. This is the guy who deliberately pulled Rondo the ground, legsweeping him. This is the guy who got away with deliberately bloodying Kobe by whacking him in the face on a drive to the basket and yeah, you guessed, it was a reach from behind across the shoulder. And that last one is the one that tells us all we need to know about this Blessed One; the NBA has his back, no matter what he does. He purposefully bloodied one of the best players in the history the league, and the league beamed and smiled on their darling little cherub.
But wait, how do I know he did all those things on purpose? Ok, well, I must admit; it's possible that Wade is just rather clumsy. Sure, he does inhabit one of the most finely tuned bodies in the world, a human Mazerati, but for all we know he may have some kind of physical issue. His body may flail out at times in ways he can't control, even though he appears to be fully in control when he does it. I admit. It's unfair to say that Wade intends to hurt people and to play like a thug.
It's interesting, though, to put all this in the context of the accusations against KG a couple of years ago. Remember when everyone agreed that he is not only a dirty player, but the dirtiest in the league possibly? Folks sure do have interesting ways of looking at things. The 'social truth' - that is, the version of reality that everyone agrees to - is often exactly opposite to the real truth (assuming there is a real truth - not to get too deeply into philosophy here). But let's compare. One on hand, we have KG, long known for liberally distributing shoves and mean comments during games, and on the other hand we have Dwayne Wade, who has a long record of what appear to be assaults on fellow players, often from behind. Now which of those players is dirty? Why, of course, it's KG who is dirty!!!!
But I guess, when the NBA and ESPN have your back, nothing you do could ever really be dirty, or wrong in any way, could it?
Even THREATENING another player ...
"I'm here to play basketball, man," Wade said. "If you want to do something else, then go do something else. Boxing, this is not it. I was glad I was able to stop myself in that very moment and move on from it. We'll see next time we play."
Wade even drags his family into it, claiming that the reason he didn't throw the ball at Rondo (who, naturally, had his back to Wade when Wade thought about doing this - note the pattern) because of his children. That reminds me of Allen claiming that he moved to Miami for his family (even he admitted later that it hurt his family, but no matter).
Don Sterni loves ya, Dwayne!