Written by Mike Wells
MIAMI – Dwyane Wade had to be kidding.
No, really, tell me Wade was joking when he made a comment about the Pacers’ supposed celebration at the end of Game 2?
“I heard they wanted to be like the Dallas Mavericks,” Wade said. “I saw their little celebration at the end of the game.”
I didn’t see a celebration. What I saw was a group of players congratulating each other on the court, then David West telling them to get off the court and head to the locker room because he knows they’ve still got some unfinished business.
“We can’t get too excited because we won one game,” West said. “That is not our goal in this series. We can’t overreact because we were able to get one game down here.”
Wade has no room to talk about anybody celebrating. Wade and LeBron are no doubt two of the best players in the world, but the Heat are at the top of the list of celebrating.
They had a ceremony with smoke and everything else during a ceremony before the Big Three even played a game together in 2010. LeBron predicted the Heat would win numerous championships. The Heat may win a few championships with the Big Three, but they can’t criticize anybody for celebrating. LeBron used to pose for fake pictures with his teammates in Cleveland. Wade likes to stand at the scorer’s table before home games with his hands extended pointing up toward the fans.
“I don’t know if they didn’t expect to win,” Wade said. “I don’t know if they didn’t expect to win. Every night we go out on the court, we expect to win.”
That was a weak excuse for Wade to use as motivation during the rest of the series.