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Did LeThug Really Say That?

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!   

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13 Comments

Reply paul
3:03 PM on October 31, 2012 
Rich Levine points out that Lebron is now the third most hated member of the Heat. I doubt that. I think Boston fans hate Pat Smear more.
Reply Jesse
3:34 PM on October 31, 2012 
"Dad" , "yes son", "is your elbow as flexible as Rajon Rondo's"?
Reply Franklin
3:34 PM on October 31, 2012 
We hate him more for sure. Great points, and KG really isn't dirty he's agressive,and that's it. Wade takes guys out. KG talks a lot, and he's physical. He doesn't closeline anyone.
Reply Greg
3:36 PM on October 31, 2012 
Great call outs once again. I love the voice here. Solid job. Wade is no clutz
Reply GeeZeeCeltics
3:40 PM on October 31, 2012 
It is insanely hypocritical of Wade to call Rondo a punk. He should have just kept quiet.

And I can't agree more on KG. It's the damned perception that people fail to look past.
Reply paul
3:47 PM on October 31, 2012 
Jesse says...
"Dad" , "yes son", "is your elbow as flexible as Rajon Rondo's"?


Yeah. It's good to see LeThug thinking about what kind of example he is setting for kids, but I'd like to see him really think about it, rather than pretend to think about it. Stop trying to hurt people, Wade.
Reply paul
3:49 PM on October 31, 2012 
Franklin says...
We hate him more for sure. Great points, and KG really isn't dirty he's agressive,and that's it. Wade takes guys out. KG talks a lot, and he's physical. He doesn't closeline anyone.


I've never seen KG try to hurt anyone, and I can't believe he would. He loves the game, or so it seems, and respects it. He wouldn't do that to an opponent, it seems to me.

Wade? For God's sake, he's become more of a WWF guy than a basketball player at times, and the league and ESPN, and sadistic fans, love it.
Reply paul
3:49 PM on October 31, 2012 
Greg says...
Great call outs once again. I love the voice here. Solid job. Wade is no clutz


I agree, Greg. I don't think it's any accident when he 'accidentally' clobbers someone.
Reply paul
3:50 PM on October 31, 2012 
GeeZeeCeltics says...
It is insanely hypocritical of Wade to call Rondo a punk. He should have just kept quiet.

And I can't agree more on KG. It's the damned perception that people fail to look past.



But the thing is, the media and blogiverse had a feeding frenzy over KG. They make excuses for Wade, or they just ignore what he did.
Reply Morena
4:07 PM on October 31, 2012 
Great post!! I agree with everything you wrote up here!!
First of all, it's not THAT unfair to say that Wade hurts other players intentionally. Most of the times it's so clear that he means to hurt them, that I really can't understand how can anyone say he didn't do that on purpose. Look at the episode of Rondo elbow. Maybe he didn't want to hurt Rondo badly, but he sure wanted to fouling him really hard, and nothing good comes out of hard fouls. No one that is falling (not to say that he fell on purpose) moves his legs like that!!

And maybe Wade does not have a long-term memory. If I remember well, during last year playoffs, game two, LeThug smacked Rondo in the face from behind. And that cost us the game.


About yesterday episode, the foul was hard, but it was not "dangerous".
I've watched the replay a lot of times and I don't think Rondo could have hurt Wade in any way.
And I really can't believe what Wade said. First of all, he shouldn't be that proud of the fact that he didn't react. I truly believe that the rule says that you can't react; but probably I'm wrong and Wade is right, it looks like he's always right as you said, Paul.

Least, but not last, I don't understand how he can threaten someone like he did!! What does it mean "We'll see next time we play"?? It's unbelievable!! How can he get away with that?! Really to me this seems so serious that I don't understand why nobody said nothing about that. It's astounding. And not in a good way.
Reply paul
4:16 PM on October 31, 2012 
Morena, it's such an insult to the game that LeEgo and LeThug seem to have their own set of rules. Last year in the playoffs it was blatantly evident that those two were allowed to block shots with contact. For God's sake!! It was patently obvious that this was being allowed to them. And of course it had to be. Wiith no center, they had to be able to do that if they were going to be able to defend the rim. How many shots would Rondo block if he was allowed to crash into people while blocking them? How many would KG have?

I hope hope hope that Wade's brazen hypocrisy and sense of entitlement (to his own rules ) will finally backfire. Anyone who is not a Heat fan can see that Rondo precisely did NOT do what Wade has repeatedly in fact done. Rondo grabbed the shoulder, just enough to prevent the basket. He didn't clobber Wade, and he didn't crash him to the floor. If enough people see through Wade's crying, maybe they'll also see that they have to demand a more honest game from the league.
Reply Morena
4:27 PM on October 31, 2012 
paul says...
Morena, it's such an insult to the game that LeEgo and LeThug seem to have their own set of rules. Last year in the playoffs it was blatantly evident that those two were allowed to block shots with contact. For God's sake!! It was patently obvious that this was being allowed to them. And of course it had to be. Wiith no center, they had to be able to do that if they were going to be able to defend the rim. How many shots would Rondo block if he was allowed to crash into people while blocking them? How many would KG have?

I hope hope hope that Wade's brazen hypocrisy and sense of entitlement (to his own rules ) will finally backfire. Anyone who is not a Heat fan can see that Rondo precisely did NOT do what Wade has repeatedly in fact done. Rondo grabbed the shoulder, just enough to prevent the basket. He didn't clobber Wade, and he didn't crash him to the floor. If enough people see through Wade's crying, maybe they'll also see that they have to demand a more honest game from the league.


You're right, and I honestly don't understand how Heat fans can say that this was a punk play. That was a hard foul made to prevent a bucket.
I wish the hard foul on Rondo were like that!! Instead, he always gets smashed to the floor!!
Reply paul
4:43 PM on October 31, 2012 
Morena says...
You're right, and I honestly don't understand how Heat fans can say that this was a punk play. That was a hard foul made to prevent a bucket.
I wish the hard foul on Rondo were like that!! Instead, he always gets smashed to the floor!!


Wouldn't that be nice? It's just amazing the way that black gets turned into white, up into down, etc.. Rondo has been hammered over and over again. I have never seen him hammer anyone that I recall. He clearly avoided sending Wade to the floor. But he'll be labeled the dirty player, and not Wade.

Wade follows through, like really hammers someone, and then acts like he didn't do it, and incredibly, a lot of people can watch him plow into Collison, to cite just one play, and tell themselves that that was just a hard foul. It's the old principle; tell the big lie if you want to be believed. Lie with conviction. Totally clobber someone and then walk away with a "what, me?" look on your face...