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Wednesday, May 15
Dwyane Wade on wearing Capri pants Monday: “I didn’t think it was going to get that much attention.’’
DWade-“Some days I feel better than others. It’s kind of like the candy bar Almond Joy. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t
Congratulations, Sacramento. Condolences, Seattle. In this game you only win by breaking another city's heart.
LeBron James was asked about being 2nd on SI's list of highest-paid athletes. "That has nothing to do with basketball,'' James bristled.
Derrick Rose again out there doing his pregame now-you-see-me-soon-you-won't shooting routine.
Showed Cole the Baby Bird photo. He says there are Baby Coles, "in the more black, urban communities. In Dayton, all over the place."
Chalmers, naturally, not surprised that Andrew Wiggins chose Kansas, "Thats the way Coach Self is, he's a player's coach."
Wade on his Game 4 capri pants, "I didn't think it was going to get that much attention."
For the sake of clarification, I asked Wade if feeling like a nut was a good thing. For the record, "no."
For those who have asked this, Wade did not see Tim Grover in Chicago because Grover is in China.
Wade on Bulls: "If they want to run every play at me tonight, that's fine. It ain't that bad."
On a more important matter, Wade said he's gonna give it a go.
Wade was just asked about the Capri pants again: "I didn't think it was going to get that much attention."
WADE: "I'm like that candy bar Almond Joy. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't."
Wade said he will play.
Thibs on Rose missing season likely 'It's too important of a decision to rush We knew this was a possibility We want him completely healthy'
Thibodeau confirms Kirk Hinrich is out, as well as Deng and Rose.
Thibs says Hinrich out
Spo says he doesn't want to answer any more Wade questions press conf ends with no questions asked
Spoelstra walks in, says he's answered all Wade questions. Does anyone have anything else? No. Press session over:
Erik Spoelstra says Dwyane Wade will warm up with the intention of playing.
Spo says Wade will warm up with intentional of playing
Spoelstra says Wade remains a gametime decision. Intends to play.
If Memphis and San Antonio wrap up their series in six games or less, Game 1 of Grizzlies-Spurs in the West final will be Sunday.
If a Game 7 in Heat-Bulls is needed (stop laughing, this is for informational purposes only) it would be 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. Sunday in Miami.
Apologies for not tagging that Insider piece with the ol' [$] stamp. Keep cool, my babies.
Wade told me after the game Monday night that he was playing for sure on Wednesday. So, I'm going to believe Wade on this one.
Think the Heat should sit Wade tonight. But only because we'd get two hours-plus to examine his outfit from the bench.
To update: Dwyane Wade (knee) is a game-time decision for Game 5 tonight. Chris Bosh said he expects Wade to play.
Bosh on Wade 'I expect him to play'
For those awaiting Wade comments, he has moved his playoff pregame interviews to about 85 minutes before tip-off.
Dwyane Wade usually talks to the media after shootaround. But tonight he will do it before the game.
Dwyane Wade is not talking to the media this morning. Will get an update before tonight's game at 7 pm ET.
Erik Spoelstra on LeBron trying to become 90, 50, 40 guy in shooting percentages; "I wouldn't put any ceiling on him in any category.''
Erik Spoelstra on Dwyane Wade tonight: "If he's cleared to go, in my mind he's good to go.''
If Heat win tonight, guaranteed at least four days off. Could be six days off if Knicks get another win against Pacers.
From Heat shootaround: Dwyane Wade went through shootaround, will be a game-time decision, 7 p.m. tip.
Wade's college coach Tom Crean had told me Dwyane Wade 'absolutely' will play tonight I would be surprised if he doesn't
Spo says Dwyane Wade wnt through shootaround game time decision
Dwyane Wade went through shootaround. The team will evaluate him before tonight's Game 5 to determine if he will play.
If it's the Pacers, Games 3 and 4 will be Indy 500 race weekend, which means much of media will be staying in Cincy.
Per Sports Illustrated: Among highest-earning US athletes: LeBron (No. 2, $56.5M), Wade (No. 11, $28.6M), Chris Bosh (No. 47, $18.5M).
For those who missed last night, Heat's next series could open Monday or Wednesday if they close out tonight. Monday if Pacers win in 5.
So once again the Bulls' offense is down to Nate, Boozer, Belinelli or bust.
Bulls update: Luol Deng did not travel to South Florida, Derrick Rose of course is out, Kirk Hinrich assuredly is out, as well.
As always, the baseball players on that list are all salary; and the NBA players are mostly endorsements.
According to SI, LeBron earned $39M in endorsements during the calendar year.
LeBron James is America's second-highest earning pro athlete to Floyd Mayweather, according to Sports Illustrated. Drew Brees is 3rd.
Mike Callahan, Tony Brothers, Bennett Salvatore and Michael Smith (alternate) your referees for tonight's Heat-Bulls, 7 p.m., TNT
Tuesday, May 14
I feel bad. The few Knicks fans who mustered the energy to try and respond were just ... deflated. No fun watching promising season end.
Got killed by Knicks fans & a few writers two weeks ago when I said Pacers would beat Knicks in series. Now ... radio silence.
I'll have what Metta's having. Seriously.
One day... one day!... we're gonna get a "second-of-all" from Barkley. And it's gonna be awesome.
The only Indiana Pacers player to have played in a conference final or beyond is Ian Mahinmi, on Dallas' 2011 title team.
Pacers one win away from first East final since 2004, the season before the brawl.
If Pacers close out Knicks on Thursday, Heat-Pacers starts Monday in Miami. Otherwise, East final starts next Wednesday in Miami.
I guess defense matters. Of the 11 players to make 1st and 2nd team All-Defense, 9 are still active in the playoffs.
Knicks were 16-13 in reg season when Amare Stoudemire played & 38-15 when didn't Now about to be 0-2 in playoffs when plays and 5-3 when not
Woodson: "I need offense." Copeland: "Hi, coach." Novak: "Perfect! I don't defend." Woodson: "If only I had Josh Smith. He's a shooter."
People mock chemistry, but San Antonio, Miami, Memphis and Indiana are all teams that share shots rather than fight over them.
Didn't really buy the Knicks all season. A team that's old and yet immature isn't an ideal combination.
Weird phenomenon of this postseason: could have Memphis and Indiana in Conference Finals, w/o leading scorers from last season.
Was hoping that Doug Collins may save us from Reggie Miller next season. Not to be.
Here at Marlins Park tonight. It's Star Trek Night but no Trekkies...just Reds fans.
I don't buy into the "biased announcer" thing, but to avoid appearances, why didn't TNT just switch Kerr and Miller for these series?
As a patriot of the United States of America, spy on this, FBI. http://t.co/csYtpFWlG1
Knicks switching up and going big against Indiana. Doubt that works.
I put the "rest" in quotes because there's nothing restful about his offday work -- treatment, etc.
So, if the Heat can finish the series Wednesday, and the Knicks can extend series to 6, Dwyane Wade will have another full week to "rest."
Heat could open next round as early as Monday if they win tomorrow and Pacers win next 2. Otherwise, it opens next Wednesday.
Indiana coach Tom Crean will be at tonight's Knicks-Pacers game in Indy. Playing for Knicks is Steve Novak who played for Crean at Marquette
Basically, it means if Knicks win tonight, then East finals won't start until next Wednesday, May 22, even if Heat close out Bulls in 5.