From a Sunday Boston Globe piece about Miami Heat players LeBron James and Dwayne Wade caught on video seeming to mock Dallas Maverick player Dirk Nowitzki:
Yet another day in the NBA Finals, and yet another explanation forLeBron James and his actions. This time, it was defending the video of him and teammate Dwyane Wade mock coughing to imitate Dallas’s Dirk Nowitzki, who played through Game 4 with a 101-degree fever.
James, for one, shouldn’t be mocking anyone given his Invisible Man act in the fourth quarters all series long. Regardless, here’s what they had to say in response to press inquiries about the video.
“We never said Dirk’s name. I think he’s not the only one in the world who can get sick or have a cough. We just had fun with the cameras being right in our face about the blow-up of the incident, and it held to be true. You blew it up.’’
“And it held to be true”? Huh???
“I’m not feeding into that,’’ said James. “If you guys want to feed into everything that not only myself or D-Wade or the Miami Heat do, I think that’s a non-issue.”
I know the objective of sportspeak is to provide as little actual content as possible, but this is operating on a whole different plane of reality.
Anyway, judge for yourself about the video: