Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 8:11 pm  |  88 responses

Slamadaday: Dwyane Wade on Kendrick Perkins

Incredible. Bonus points for the sweet post-dunk cabbage patch.

(H/T: @blazersedge)

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  • Jesse

    For such a great highlight that’s the lowest quality video i’ve seen in a while.

  • Desert Storm

    New poster

  • Shy Wilson

    Will that poster be in the next SLAM?

  • BostonBaller

    Real nice bang!! Unfortunately the lil’ dance was lame, it just shows that Wade isn’t really into the whole show ‘em up thing like a lot of players are.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Cabbage patch not.included.

  • http://www.twitter.com/paytonsqured Payton

    RT @PaytonSquared: @dwadeofficial Oh! Crap! Wade is saying “We going to Sizzlers” after that Dunk #WhiteMenCantJump #NBA

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cheryl

    Jumped off the couch!

  • http://slamonline.com GotHandles?

    d wade is a bad bad man

  • JAMS

    capitals neccesary, move over Blake.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Is he singing “we gon’ to Sizzler’?

  • Mike

    that dance made me respect Perkins

  • D12FSU

    shouldnt really be dancing when your down 9

  • robb

    hehehe, you lost dancer.

  • Jimmer Fredette

    perkins has no lift yet, wade wouldve been on his ass.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/load-o-bull/2011 Diesel

    Great dunk. Ruins the moment with the stupid dance when you’re down big. If I’m Perkins, I run to the Heat’s bench after the win and dance my little heart out.

  • JTaylor21

    The kind of dunk that make you wanna smack your mama.

  • flipnoyce

    A`real nice dunk, would have been better if they would have won.

  • fruizm

    i thought he was singing the “whoomp there it is!”

  • LA Huey

    Where are the haters with their “Great plays should not be recognized if you don’t get the win” rhetoric when Blake Griffin does something amazing? All that hating is bad for your health, guys.

  • ripslam

    Honestly not that great. Wade’s had better posters, and there have been nicer dunks this year too.

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    LOL @ the cabbage patch, him and Lebron shouldv’e hit the kick-step afterwards

  • jay

    hollyy crap

  • Thart

    He wasn’t dancing when the game was finished.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/load-o-bull/2011 Diesel

    @LA – if Blake danced after his dunks like an idiot while his team was getting whooped I’d make fun of him too.

  • Yep

    while that was disgusting on wade’s part, i applaud perk for even putting himself in the way… he was coming over to cover serge ibaka’s terrible defense on the play… he knew he had no chance of blocking the shot, but tried to step in the way anyways to make some sort of play. much better than a lot of centers who might avoid getting posterized for pride’s sake.

  • http://slamonline.com rgcg

    i just crapped my pants

  • Jose


  • greg

    this only happened because perk was in foul trouble if he had no fouls he would have just clobbered him and accepted the flagrant with grace. hes one of my fav players this decade

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    Great dunk by Wade. A true dunk-on dunk, over a Perk no less. Danced too early though.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    And co-sign Yep.
    If it was Amar’e in Perk’s place, he’s sprinting down towards the other end already.

  • paul

    Great defense by Perkins, trying to cover for two other defenders failure, and letting Wade know that it isn’t going to be easy tonight.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Kadeem does not approve this dance.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    To me the highlight of the game was Wade getting in that refs face.
    Yet again.
    Besides His teammate LeBron, is there anyone else in the NBA who treats the refs like sh*t more than Wade?

  • Krisjanis

    First that crying, now this gay dancing. what’s wrong with them?

  • Howiej23

    that was sick, wicked, and nasty… too bad they lost though

  • Brahsef

    That is a cram. Smh at anyone not impressed by that.

  • horsey

    betting against the Heat on the money lines is more than paying my rent this month. they’re 3-5 and were favored to win all 8 of their games by at least 2. i’d love to see them dance their way to mediocrity. good dunk though.

  • Olafoa

    Great Dunk, Lame dance. <3 Wade but the dance was too early lol.

  • Big Country

    please put this in slam of the month! side profile it with dwyane wade at his highest point right before he crams it with it 2 hands

  • AT33

    DWizzle!!! #WOW

  • Yesse

    I think Perkins should have waited a bit before coming back.

  • Mike From Spain

    These are the perks Wade gets in his job…

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Eff’n awesome. Best bit was Mike Tirico choking with amazement then switching his mic off as he starts coughing.

  • KwamePooh


  • http://www.slamonline.com Royal

    Okay I understand that he lost, Perk has not re-gained his lift, and it was only worth three points (he was fouled), but he sh!t3d on Perkins…no way to downplay that ,his second best dunk IMO

  • bill breedley

    one of the best dunks of the year. the post dunk celebration was a tad gay though.

  • rik

    Wow… that was CRAZY!

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    The cabbage patch was horrible but the dunk was awesome. Why can’t people just appreciate the dunk and not worry about time and score or who one the game? Comment on the dunk!

    LA Huey is right, I bet half of the dunks if not more that are posted for Blake came in losses and no one says, “it woulda been nicer if they won.” Save it.

  • A.

    @Enigmatic: That dude in LA.

  • http://slamonline.com big_ticket

    slamadamonth please slam….

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    co-sign A.
    Kobe is just as bad as Wade, LeBron is more respectful than both of them, but he does whine.
    Wade and Kobe talk to refs like they are dogs. Like Jordan used to do.

  • T-Money

    The cabbage patch was an hommage to the fab 5 and his teammate Juwan Howard. The negativity in this board is ridiculous sometimes.

  • RobbieJay

    when he did that dance in his mind it was like “go wadee go wadeee go wadee go wadee”

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    So you’re a hater if you think you should save the dancing until you’re actually winning? I don’t care if it was in hommage to JC himself…you look like an idiot when your team is down 11 and you’re celebrating one play with a dance. You look even dumber when 20 min later your slapping and kicking the backstop of the hoop because you didn’t get a call. This was supposed to be the season that they played angry, no more nonsense. All that shows me is Dwade cares more about his own accomplishments and looking good more than he does about winning.

  • orl.chris

    mama there goes that man again

  • Sizzle

    @ Diesel – you are looking way to far into a tiny moment during the game. They are players and are human beings like you and I. They have emmotions and occasionally react. I don’t think Dwade did the dance thinking I am down by 9 or whatever it was. He was just celebrating a spectactular play in that moment. The same goes for the “pouting” incident. While he does complain alot, no one would say anything about that if they won. Too many people on here are looking way too far into a 6 second dance after an incredible play. Look at Blake Griffin, he has 2-3 highlights per game and his team nearly always loses. Yet we have a “Blake Griffin Alert” on sportscenter. He often stares down defenders after dunking on them (a different form of emmotion)…Just saying…People look WAY WAY to far into things, especially with the heat….

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    Blake does not break down into the Tootsie Roll after his dunks. I have no problem with DWade staring Perk down and letting him know “I got you”, but doing a full blown dance is dumb. And I know they’re human beings, but name me another high caliber player that would dance in that situation other than DWade or Lebron.

  • http://360special.blogspot.com dev0

    he should have been tough

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Does the “Big Balls Dance” constitute dancing? ‘Cause if it does, Kobe Bean Bryant has been known to pull that out from time to time. Shaq danced/has danced his entire career. That’s two of the ten greatest players of all time. Should I got to the next tier of talent or stop there?

  • Sizzle

    @ Diesel – So more or less what your saying is, your OK with an emotional reaction, as long as it is not dancing? Staring is alright (even if you are down)? I can’t name another athelete dancing. But what about behaviors like Garnett barking like a dog, Shaq when he did his “stampede” like stepping down the court after a big dunk, Mutombo waving the finger after a big block, Antoine Walker doing the shimmy after a made three, Ray Allen grinning to the TNT announcers after burying a three against the Heat, Reggie doing the choke sign to Spike Lee, Carmelo laughing after a made jumper or a hard foul from a defendant. When you break all of these down they are all some type of emotional display. The point I am trying to illustrate is each player reacts in different ways. He dunked, it was a dance, I don’t see that big of an issue with it. You can’t say its fine in one instance but not in the other.

  • Sizzle

    *defender…sorry sometimes my work interferes with my typing…

  • jufu

    i sense the shades of varejao…

  • SchW

    The dance so stupid it ruins the whole dunk… Man cant dance

  • bbubbs

    Big dunk, Biiiiiiigg! Comin off the spin! whaaaaam!
    About near the end of the dance, look at DWade’s face, he knew he shouldnt be doing that silly sh@t

  • http://theurbangriot.com Jam on it

    He really destroyed Ibaka with that spin move – the dunk was on Perk but I was mored impressed with the move that put him in position to dunk than the dunk itself.

  • Pharoah

    Absolutely FILTHY

  • Heals

    Destroys, huh? Nice dance Dwayne, the only destruction was KD hittin J’s wherever he wanted all over LBJ, final score…

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    @sizzle – I couldn’t hate a player more than I hate KG and I’ve made fun of him and his antics for a long time. Again – I’m all for a small reaction to recognize the play…but DWade pushed his own players out of the way, ran across the court, and twirled in circles while doing the cabbage patch…that’s a little much at any point. Especially when you’re losing the game. @Eboy – Kobe did the balls thing when hitting a shot to put his team up…not when down double digits. Same for Shaq. I stand by my statement that no other high caliber player would dance like then when losing a game by that much.

  • http://Hotmail.com Wayne

    If you get dunked on like that where I’m from, you don’t get to play anymore. You pack up whatever gear you came with and go home and think about how you let that happen on the way.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    Yes, Kobe can be a clown too. But I highly doubt he dances down 11 in the first half. Show me video otherwise, and I’ll gladly apologize.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The dancing was stupid. I thought it was showboating at the worst time, just like McGee the other night.
    But the dunk was stupendous. Great play.

  • http://slamonline Brion

    Who cares if a player is having fun. Really? And why does anything a good player do end up somehow being a Kobe comparison. This sites getting old with the negative dudes on here.

  • http://ballislife.com Stephon


  • Sizzle

    Would be a moot point if the Heat Won. His dancing would have been praised regardless of them being down by Eleven. I still think if Blake did this no one would have a problem with it…

  • giogolo

    WHen you feel good you don’t try to supress it. It’s unnatural. But then again comments section are just for opinions. =) we’re not the ones doing the “stuffing” out there on d court. damn i ahte my life.. hehe

  • Michael

    Crazy dunk…just so good. The dance was a bit lame.

  • dfortruth

    I thought Wade and Bron, thought they were playing in the All Star game again last night. They were so busy making highlights, that they end up losing the game.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/farmer-jones/ Ryan Jones

    Hey Tealish: Tyler Hansbrough would like a word with you.

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Apparently the dance was a tribute to the Fab Five and more specifically, his teammate Juwan Howard.

  • greg

    why does anyone give a rats ass about his dance? i dont think scott brooks was in the timeout thinking, “guys we gotta come up with a better dance because wow d wade was incredible” gtfo here at least talk about how the thunder slapped the heat not some dance. go watch “so you think you can dance” and leave the hoops to the real fans

  • Kadavour

    dunk of the year. he/she whoever cites that blake griffin “throw in” layup deserves to be smacked. end.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    I love how he shoves Joel out of the way after.

  • blakos

    @Diesel – way to overeact.

  • Will Lee

    I sometimes wonder if the big 3 are more interested in doing highlight celebration than winning celebration

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    wade still the best in your face dunker!

  • http://slamonline.com Eldon Khorshidi

    I feel like Wade does this dunk every year

  • flash

    he did it last year on varejao and lost that game too…

  • Yes.We.Did.

    Pardon my language, but GOD DAMN!!!