In the last 24 hours, video has surfaced of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade mocking Dirk Nowitzki as they left American Airlines Center after Thursday morning's team shootaround prior to Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
In the video, they cough and cover their mouths with their shirts while laughing. At one point, Wade says, "Did y'all hear me cough? I think I'm sick."
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No doubt the person this is most damaging to is Dwyane Wade. I would say the majority of people in general already thought LeBron was an ass before this video surfaced, but now Wade is cast in that exact same light.
Congrats D-Wade, you're now officially a villain too.
The ironic thing in all this of course is, after their little sophomore class-type joke session, they then went out and got beat 112-103, with James scoring his usual 2 lousy points in the fourth quarter, while Wade spent half the game in the locker room with a hip injury. Even better, the guy they spent the morning mocking once again torched them, dropping in a game-high 29 points.
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It would be comical to see Dirk do a little mocking of his own at the shootaround prior to Game 6. He could show up wearing a magician's hat, to simulate the disappearing act LeBron does every fourth quarter, or just walk around with a limp, like D-Wade with his injured hip. Which is an injury he probably would have never gotten in the first place, if he didn't "flop" a dozen times every game.
I wouldn't count on seeing Nowitzki stoop to such a level though. He actually possesses something neither James nor Wade have a shred of.