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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  113 responses

Dwyane Wade Unhappy With Indiana’s ‘Little Celebration’ After Game 2


by Marcel Mutoni @marcel_mutoni

The old NBA Playoffs cliché is that it’s not a series until the home team loses a game.

And if that’s true at all, then the Indiana Pacers/Miami Heat battle is now a series in every sense of the word, and on top of that, there’s a bit of bad blood between the two squads.

The Pacers escaped Miami with a split, evening things up with a gutty win last night. Dwyane Wade did not enjoy watching them celebrate on his court.

From Fox Sports:

“I heard they wanted to be like the Dallas Mavericks, in a sense,” Wade said. “I saw their little celebration at the end of (Game 2). I don’t know if they didn’t expect to win, but every night we go out on the court, we expect to win.” [...] “They say their identity, they say they want to be like Dallas,” Wade said. “So they celebrated like Dallas, I guess.”

Told what Wade said, Pacers guard Paul George said he didn’t see anything wrong with what his team did after the game. “If that’s what he wants to fuel this loss, they should come out just the fact that we came here and took a win from them,” George said. “But we won this like we weren’t surprised. We won it, and went right to the locker room.” [...] “I think it’s an excuse,” George said. “We won this game fair and square. We walked off and went to the locker room and now we’re ready to get out of here. … It’s the same way when they won (Game 1). They celebrated, so we just did the same thing.”

Veteran forward David West must have sensed something when he did his best to get his young teammates off the floor following the win, and quickly into their locker room.

Putting aside the delicious irony of a Miami Heat player getting upset about anyone else prematurely celebrating, Dwyane Wade and company have their hands full against the hungry and dangerous Pacers, and they shouldn’t need any additional motivation.

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  • Well DAMN

    Dwade is a queen. I’m unhappy with his big celebration before last season.

  • Honduran

    You can tell that the Pacers are hungry.

  • http://ds add comment?

    NO… WAY… LEBRON!

  • crooklyn

    Guess he forgot about holding up his follow thru a little too long for the mavs liking in last years finals right before everything fell apart far them. BTW did anyone notice the flops of chalmers and wade on those last two possesions, and the NBA got the nerve to fine coach Vogel for his statements SMH

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    Dwade & Drose both Chicago born NBA superstars both complaining about the Pacers celebrating on their home floor.

  • bull22

    @honduran, yeah very true statement. but here is the problem, if this was a clinching game for the pacers then do what you want. but for the pacers to be celebrating like the series is over and george saying we should be up 2-0
    is going to give the heat unneeded motivation to amp up their game. being a bulls fan i can’t stand the heat but i remember when boozer called out bosh last year and chris bosh destroyed him the rest of the series or in finals when wade and james made fun of dirk and ended the season without a championship. pacers got no choice now to deliver or look stupid like they did last season when they said we shoulda, coulda. no one remembers losers.

  • Otero

    F#ck wade. That idiot celebrates after every play. if he’s not talking to the refs, he’s mean mugging or flying around with his arms out. B#tch a$$ can dish it but he can’t take it. no championship for Miami again

  • bull22

    would love to see the pacers pull off a big upset but its a seven game series.

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

    All I know is DWade is a chump and should have been ejected for a flagrant 2 for that sucker move he pulled on Collison.

  • vtrobot

    Well DAMN said it all.

  • ron

    no, Dwade says no celebration after any win. No.. bad Pacers bad Pacers!

  • MikeC.

    Props to D West for trying to get his team to act like they were supposed to win. I like when teams win a big game, give a little fist pump or some high fives, and just walk off the floor. After winning the last game of the season, go nuts. Also, why are teams dropping streamers from the ceiling after regular season wins? That irks me.

  • Zack

    Bron blew this game -___- missing free throws like a hack.

  • Toronto

    @dfrance21 – Totally agree with you. I use to have so much respect for Dwade but man that was pretty ugly and childish. Then he gives the face like “What, I didnt do anything” Splitting home and home not good. OKC will throttle Miami if they meet in the final. That is a big if

  • D-Funk

    hope tha Pacers pull it OFF…fucc Mr. Gabrielle Union

  • Charles

    Remember last season when they beat the Celtics. Him and LBJ running around the court like they won the finals. That got them pretty far…

  • Scott

    Since he’s gonna complain, the Heat better make them pay next game. Otherwise he’ll just look like a whiny lil beyotch.

  • http://slamonline.com samoaninlondon

    LEBRON travelled.

  • riggs

    because dwyane wade NEVER celebrated prematurely…

  • Fresh Boirdee

    I used to really like Wade, but he’s just getting a little bit douchey. He’s always complaining, arguing, or cutting his eyes at the refs, laying on the floor trying to get a call (tends to be a trending habit in the league now), but damn. It’s like ever since Bron got there, they have some type of entitlement or something. It’s pathetic.

  • Dirtybird

    Looks like he wants to throw down in the pic to the right, lol

  • BRAVO

    Indiana gonna win series….book it

  • http://nba.com/celtics lights out

    every time someone defends him well and he misses, he whines that he got fouled. he fouls Collison on a fast break like he’s making a block in football, and then tries to confront Collison after. and then, when the Pacers beat them, he whines that they celebrated. tell me how this guy could be more of an a–hole.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY

    The Heat may very well lose this series!

  • Bola

    Frank Vogel was right look at how Wade and Chalmers flopped on that last possession. Dude said the truth. And people are hating him for saying what his obvious. I remember watching a video on youtube, Wade was playing with kids and when he got the ball in the paint he would yell ahhhh. I mean, is that how bad his flopping his it’s already in his blood. Flopping in a pick up game on the streets, common bro. Play the game with your skill set

  • Omar

    Him and LeBron should go back to sparring.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    here is an idea, win the game and they wont celebrate. if a team win who cares what they do. and co-sign those who mentioned premature heat celebrations

  • ClydeSays

    I don’t think you would have seen the Pacers celebrating if Wade hadn’t complained about a non-call, then hacked Collison earlier in frustration in the 4th. Sorry Wade, that’s on you.

  • Fat Lever

    Who’s the bigger diva in the relationship, Wade or Gabrielle? He needs to stop worrying about celebrations and start making layups with the game on the line.

  • RunNGun

    DWAD3 should be one to talk.

  • Brian

    I said it last year during the playoffs and I’ll say it again, I’d root for the Taliban if they were playing against this clown.

  • Byebye

    Spo is dumb do he call any plays that can get the non stars any shots in their comfort zone does he call any plays at all what is he doing labron an d wade can’t do everything and play all the minutes he put labron on west too early and he was tired he got his shot blocked twice cuz he had no legs and people quit acting like labron is a robot and he can’t get tired they should have gotten rid of mike miller

  • Fat Lever

    I heard a stat this morning that says Wade is 4-13 in games with(I think) less than 24 seconds and a basket would tie the game or put the Heat up 1. Not sure how far back that stat goes, but for all the heat(no pun intended) that Lebron gets, Wade has quietly been sh!tting the bed in “clutch” situations.

  • http://thatdavidhopkins.com David Hopkins

    “So they celebrated like Dallas, I guess.” You mean, when Dallas won the championship last year… and you didn’t? I celebrated a bit too.

  • tomtom

    Dwayne, your vagina is showing.

  • CubicleWorker

    So basically he’s pissed about the same stuff him and James were doing DURING the Mavericks/Heat finals games last year?

    I wonder how he’d feel if a couple indiana players walked through the halls pretending they had sore abs lol

  • LA Huey

    Pacers have been posturing like they’re expecting to win this series and not just happy to make it to the second round. But David West was the only one that appeared he felt like all they did was take care of business. The others were elated to get this win.

  • Tommy

    So if the Pacers feel like the Mavs last year, celebrate like the Mavs last year, they might as well beat the Heat like the Mavs last year?!

  • http://www.espn.com paulh

    That Is so rich I almost threw up over my computer. As a person with out any real team affiliation I try and stay pretty impartial but the Heat just make It to difficult. I did not see ANYTHING excessive or noteworthy about the Pacers “Celebration” last night. Do me, yourself and the basketball world a big, big favour Dwayne and shut the fu*k up and play. I can’t wait till the Heat get tossed from the playoffs. That’s It. I hate them. I’m a “hater” now. Just have to find a way to move on with my life I suppose.

  • furiousfunkfanatic

    Pacers are going to win this series!

  • http://Somethingsomething. Ugh

    Diddums.

  • http://slam FLIGHT 9

    Shut up wade. Pacers are for real and you know that everybody knew how stupid your team is for underestimatING a team that is pretty deep with 8 OR 9 solid playasssssss… HIBBERT, WEST, GRANGER, GEORGE, PSYCHO T, COLLISON, BARBOSA, HILL…. I HOPE BOSH RETURNS SO THERE WILL BE NO EXCUSES!!!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Jones

    The Heat are probably going to win this series, but it would be unspeakably awesome if the Pacers upset these fakers. Karma, that’s for sure. Lebron choking was karma for all those flops they do on a nightly basis.

  • IamYOU

    I’m a heat fan but c’mon wade if they want to celebrate a win let them it’s just game 2. In the other hand paul george still thinks he shoudve won the dunk contest..

  • Ldub

    Dont understand all the hate towards Wade. Would anyone on here like to see another team celebrate on their floor? Sh*t, for that matter…a team beat you period? If you dont have any competitive juices in you, then you wouldnt care. No one likes to lose, especially at home. Name one person that would like to see another team celebrate after a loss. And of course its going to be ok for you to celebrate, because you won! Stop trying to find little sh*t to pick apart. Depending on the scenario, Im celebrating in victory and Im upset in defeat. POINT,BLANK,PERIOD! Move on! Motivation to do better!

  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    It will be really interesting if the Sixers and Pacers meet in the ECF…if that happens they should wear their ABA jerseys!!..oh wait was there any Philadelphia teams during the ABA years??..lol

  • wishuwould247

    Dwade being mad is like the Hulk being mad. All this ” I’m going let lebron shine” crap. Dwade is a pure warrior who only cares about victory, him and UD (Udonis Haslem) are the heart and soul of the Miami Heat, not lebron. When the time is right, he will come out locked and loaded, do or die. Watch game 3!

  • http://slamonline Brion

    If your the MVP you must demand the ball more in the 4th period.

  • http://juan.garcia@computershare.com PutUrMomma2Wrk

    You guys just don’t get it! He’s obviously just trying to take focus away from his missed lay up. A choke job some would call it so he does the smart thing and takes you away from the issue at hand. That Miami has no closers.

  • Shecky Shabazz

    The Heat won the championship last year, right? At least that’s what I thought after I saw them celebrate like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rxU9s2TqDc

  • http://www.slamonline.com Double J

    What is with this weak talk of players not being able to celebrate, man let some folks be happy… Y0U LOST CHUMP!

  • RunNGun

    Dwayne Wade accused the Indiana Pacers of excessive celebration. Of course, the Heat would NEVER celebrate before they won anything, right… right? “Not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4… ” :)

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I normally like Wade… but who knew he could be this p!ssy? The Pacers have a real shot at winning this series. And I think whoever wins here will make it to the Finals.

  • kalayda

    Were is da manual “How to celebrate(not to celebrate)if your team just won Heat or Bulls” by DWade&DRose

  • Y you spell it fiyah mudbutt

    When DWade came into the league he was a young father, married to his high school sweetheart, playing like his life depended on it (which it did). He was a classy guy. I’m sure he’s still a basically good guy but I only want to emulate his game now, not his team.

  • tavoris

    The Heat are in trouble.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    Personally I would be a little heated myself. I wouldn’t make it a public issue but in the back of my mind I’d be steaming and anxious to go to their place and beat the sh*t out of them. So I see where he’s coming from but just keep it to yourself.

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

    Man, I think this is first unanimous sentiment I’ve seen on these threads. Its official, Wade is officially a b*tch.

  • James

    Poor Dwayne Wade. He has become one of the biggest cry babies in the NBA He blows a simple layup, acts like a two year old and then runs into the back of a Pacers player on purpose. Granted he got slapped with a flagrant foul, but that’s not the point.

  • http://AOL max johnson

    DWade has changed since Lebron arrived,not for the best! LeBron the SELF PROCLAIMED KING,is the best alright,best at FLOPPING,and this has rubbed off on Miami players.LeBron even in high school could not finish the games he played.Lebron is a choked fourth quarter flopper!He won MVP?The NBAgone to pot,not like it use to be,or should be,David Stern needs to get back to enforcing playing without the drama,acting,flopping,and putting the refs through a training program.They do not ref,they have blind eyes,and this has to stop.My advice to DWADE,get rid of the flopper!You won without this guy.and believe me you can do it again.

  • IggI

    Dang i didn’t know D. Wade had that many hater up in here. All the haters can go eat a Big fat black Deeck.

  • James

    Dwade is one of the giggest cry baby in the NBA. He’s acting like a 2 year old. It’s OK for the Heat to celebrate before, during and after a game, but no other team can. He’s a choker like his much bigger choker LaBum. Even Chalmers complained that he missed his last shot because he got hit. Must have been a ghost that did it. What a bunch of little jerks.

  • dgatorr

    poor dwade…….got his feeble ego hurt ! he dont remember how they celebrated after beating Dallas in 06 or how him and no 4th quarter bron bron, ridiculed, Dirk and the Mavs last year only to lose it all in the end. dwades attitude is so punk hes rediculous ! i hope he never wins a championship again !

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    It’s funny to me how everyone calls Knicks fans – such as myself – the worst or delusional or whatever kinds of fans, but man, Heat fans swear that they walk on water. My homie – true Heat fanatic since the Alonzo/Hardaway days – was screaming that Wade didn’t flagrant foul Collison! He said it was a simple personal. Then he was screaming Wade was fouled on his last shot attempt. Seriously?! I had mad respect for Wade, but son is crazy petty when he doesn’t get his way. Remember how son elbowed life outta Rip Hamilton and then last night leveling Collison. Dude really is a spoiled diva when he isn’t appeased by the refs.

  • RetailSportsGuy

    It must be a Chicago native thing…

  • MAS

    FLOP!

  • AllTate

    bull22, you’re wrong—the Pacers didn’t celebrate like the series was over. The fist pumped for like 5 seconds a wnet to the locker room.

  • JMM

    This is the first time I’ve seen everyone here in agreement. Can’t believe it’s over Dwyane being a douche – he used to be such a likeable dude.

  • hatersrfunny

    Ha wow check the hate children. Some of the scum on this site is sad. Didn’t realize so many losers with nothing better then hating the heat wade or bron bosh. No1 cares if heat win or lose bcuz the hate for these guys defines the truly pathetic attempts to make kids feel better about their miserable lives. No punk kid on here would say any of this to their face so man up and realize you will always be nothing compared to these guys.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Didn’t Rose make the same complaint? Is it a Chicago thing?

  • http://juan.garcia@computershare.com PutUrMomma2Wrk

    It’s a camouflage. “Here, I’m a douche!” in one hand… and behind his back, the other hand you don’t see “we’re a bunch of chokers!”.

  • http://juan.garcia@computershare.com PutUrMomma2Wrk

    That’s what team players do.

  • Riggs

    @hatersrfunny: just like you will never say anything in your comment to anybody on this site face to face. How about posting something more constructive.

  • http://SLAMONLINE.COM Gab

    I love how D-Wade speaks his mind.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Gab was actually Gabrielle Union….

  • DUDE3000

    Wow really? what a hypocrite. I didn’t appreciate your “little celebration” when u got ur lil butt buddies bron and bosh down there and started dancin on that stage like a buncha idiots for your introduction. Clean your own closet b4 you tell others to do the same

  • nofkksgiven

    @hatersrfunny – ur delusional and ur name is wack

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    couple things. 1st of all F*CK the pacers. boring @ss team. 2nd about 90% of you need to shut up. players say stuff like this all the time, doesn’t necessarily mean they’re terrible people, and if your whining about them celebrating after beating boston( a team that had basically dominated wade and lebron for about 3 years) or about them celebrating after they joined up your an idiot. and 3rd. Wade has to stop being a douche at some point. he has to. he used to be a really good guy.

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    also wade will be out for blood next time. He might go for 30 or so. but he really really has to stop being such a n @sshole.

  • thor

    @Datkid So you say that we can’t judge him for saying what he did, but you still think he’s an asswhole and a douche? ain’t that sort of the same?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVM11tMaMWg LakeShow

    Thor, you think your so high and mighty. Your not a God man!
    Oh wait, is this the real Thor? My B.

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    I think he’s an @sshole bc of that foul on darren collision and his overall behavior this year(complaining to the refs, flagrantly fouling a bunch of people) if you think wade’s an @sshole JUST bc of this comment tho, your a fool.

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com Don

    Wade should direct his anguish towards his teammates and not the opposition. Of course Indiana celebrated the win. Duh. No different than Miami celebrating alley-oop dunks and what not. I mean, does it also mean Wade isn’t expecting to actually make the allep-oop play? Lol.

    Don’t be ridiculous, Wade.

  • Shecky Shabazz

    @dat kid I’m guessing you hated the Spurs from 1999-present too, right?

  • http://facebook rob

    yes… the pacers may have celebrated a little, but ive seen lebron and dwade celebrate more after one of their amaqzing FLOPS!!!!

  • http://slam ROB

    yes…the pacers may have celebrated a little…(what team doesnt after a hard fought win, but they didnt celebrate as much as lebron and dwade celebrate after one of their BIG FLOPS!!!!!

  • Atsushi

    I remember Wade and Bron celebrating before the end of Game 2 in the Finals last year.
    I dont know if they did expect to give away a game after leading by 15 ?!

  • Brenda h

    Oh my, Dywane, did you block from your memory your ‘celebration’ with LeBron in front of the Mavs BENCH in the Finals last year after you sunk that 3 that put you ahead by like 17 points ?? (You remember, Dywane…the game the Mavs came back and WON after you motivated them with that ‘celebration’??) Karma’s a ______. Yes, she is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Apparently, playing with LeBron has turned Wade into one of the biggest douche-bags in the NBA

  • roybot

    D. Wade just gotta let his game do the talking

  • lakernation

    He’s sour and after what he did to collison last night, he gets no love from me…. It’s really not too much of a difference to what Anderson did to Blake griffin during the hornets vs clippers game. Only Anderson got suspended, wade didn’t even get ejected so f’d up!

  • tavoris

    roybot – true. unfortunately for him game, George Hill locked his ass down last night in the 4th.

  • Ron Tuitt

    Awwwwwww, is Dwayne “Please trade me with LaBron and Bosh so I Can Win a Championship the Easy Way” Wade upset? Tough! I mean between Queen James and Princess Dwayne who the heck is worse? Now we must celebrate a win as they see fit. Next they will tell us how to sleep, cheer and pee. I hope the Heat gets buried.

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    your guess would be correct shecky. personally tho the real reason I hate the spurs is bc they bore me to death.

  • Top$helf

    All y’all mf’s talkin tht cash money sh!t online bet none of y’all can fu€k wit DWade on tha court or wit tha hands

  • http://youtube.com charliewinning

    ^^^Step away from the keyboard.

  • BostonBaller

    The HEAT are still the favorites..I just want to know if any announcer will ever have the gust to call out LBJ? Did you see the elbow he throws after he thought he was fouled too hard. After the replay you could see that it was just a normal hard foul and nothing vicious yet he took it upon himself to throw a bow.

  • MUBWAR

    but remember Rose complained about them over celebrating too. It’s like when the knicks won game 4 against the heat and they celebrated like a championship game(1st playoff win in 13 years). stop the over celebrations people, simple as that

  • Sika.

    Pacers didn’t expect to win that game just because LBJ missed those free trows they won they were to happy just because they won 1 single game I don’t think they can win another one,if chandler can stay on the game is going to be very hard for the pacers to win.

  • WEASAL

    INDIANA 4LIFE

  • everything

    heat got this. the loss the missed fts everything, the drama… theyre all for tv ratings.

  • Quan

    Let the playing do the talking, DWade. Make those layup drives and those three-pointers like you are playing Dallas again !!!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    premature congratulation… there’s meds for that right?

  • TMay

    Im a heat fan but D-Wade needs to worry about not missing layups and free throws at the end of games. If he concentrated on that there would have never been guys celebrating.

  • Meekie

    It seems no mattet what wade or bron say or do, the media will alwsys put their spin on it and judging by some of these comments, there are a lot of haters on here to. Call him what you want, hr he still gonna get his millions whie you sit and type your hate.

  • shutup

    The Spurs bore you to death? lmao. Some people wouldn’t know good basketball if someone slapped them in the face with it. It looks like its gonna be a real boring playoffs for you buddy. How sick would it be if KG and TD faced off in the finals?

  • Scott

    If Caboose’s mom wasn’t a sleazy cumdumpster, would we have to suffer his comments? If nbk wasn’t a virgin, would he be here talkin bout dead ball players? If Allenp wasn’t into men, would he analyze the league so hard? If shutup would follow his name, would we all still be reading his stupidity? If Lakeshow wasn’t a sissified panzy, would it be as fun to son him? If JTaylor wasn’t a geek, would anyone respect him? If Da Meat Hook didn’t like his meat hooked, would he and Wayno give each other braino?

  • http://www.huwlhopkins.com #6marjon

    If you didn’t like another team celebrating on your floor, you should have won the game

  • RickyRude

    There’s no way Miami comes even close to winning it all this year. I didn’t realize how much losing Bosh affected them until last game.

  • David

    D-Wade needs to grow up. Maybe he’s still whining over the fact that George Hill played excellent defense on him late – and he forced up a bad attempt at a layup and MISSED…

    CAN’T WAIT until tonight when he’s looking up at 18,000+ in the Fieldhouse. The series is ON and probably the only other guy besides the Heat themselves that’s rooting for Miami is David Stern.

    GO PACERS!!

  • http://aol jeff bel

    He’s just pissed because he missed the layup in the end .walk off like a man d wade!

  • http://Slamonline Suita_J83

    It’s only 1 game people stop it you sound like uneducated fools hoping somebody does what you can’t do beat the 🔥HEAT 🔥

  • http://Slamonline Suita_J83

    Anyone that actually thinks the pacers have a shot at beating the HEAT don’t know anything about 🏀 Stop it people

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