Dirk Nowitzki: DWade and LeBron’s Mocking Was ‘Childish, Ignorant’

A couple of days ago a video surfaced of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade cracking jokes about Dirk Nowitzki’s illness, which plagued him during Game 4. Asked about it yesterday, Dirk implied that he wasn’t feeling their jokes very much. Via Yahoo!: “Dirk Nowitzki said Saturday that Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were ‘a little childish, a little ignorant’ in a video that appears to show them mocking the Mavericks star’s recent illness. Wade said he really did cough and turned it into a generic joke because cameras were rolling. He and James blamed others for trying to make a big deal out of it. The video taken by the CBS affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth shows Wade walking alongside James following a shootaround the morning of Game 5 of the NBA finals. Wade coughs, then says, ‘Did you hear me cough? Think I’m sick.’ Nowitzki was coughing and sniffling throughout Game 4 because of a sinus infection that also left him with a 101-degree fever. He played anyway and led Dallas to a victory over the Miami Heat that evened the series at two games each.”