Dwyane Wade Won't Be Suspended for Last Night's Flagrant Foul

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Last night's playoff game between the Heat and Pacers was more tense than a Basketball Wives reunion episode, and Dwyane Wade exhibited some very un-Wade like sportsmanship when he got called on a flagrant foul for colliding with the Pacers' Darren Collison. Some are calling for a suspension, but an ESPN reporter says that the NBA will not take Wade out of the series for the Collison collision.

Here's video of the foul.



Sure, just about everyone on the court went into diva mode last night. Danny Granger got fouled out of the game, and got in a heated head-to-head with LeBron that led to the two having to be separated. But we don't like seeing Wade resorting to that shit. Not only because it feeds the "Heat are super villains" meme, but because we don't like seeing frustration getting the better of a player.

"The NBA will not upgrade or further punish Dwyane Wade for his flagrant foul on Darren Collison last night," reports ESPN's Brian Windhorst on Twitter.

Though, some detractors are comparing Wade's foul to a flagrant foul the Hornet's Jason Smith pulled on the Clipper's Blake Griffin during the regular season. Smith ended up getting called on a Flagrant Foul-2 and was suspended for two games.



The differences between a Flagrant Foul-1 and Flagrant Foul-2 are often left up to the ref, but looking at the NBA rules its hard to argue that Wade was guilty of a 2:
A flagrant 1 is unnecessary contact. This is usually when a defensive player swings and makes hard contact with the offensive player or makes hard contact and then follows through. A flagrant foul 2 is unnecessary and excessive contact. This usually has a swinging motion, hard contact, and a follow through.
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6 comments
Karma is a B
Karma is a B

Karma. Pacers lead deadbeat Heat 2 to 1.

ExNBAFan
ExNBAFan

Are you kidding??  After reading NBA.com's FULL definition of flagrant 2 "b. If contact committed against a player, with or without the ball, is interpret-ed to be unnecessary and excessive, a flagrant foul--penalty (2) will be assessed,"  I think its not "hard to argue that Wade was guilty of a 2" as you say but impossible to argue against it.  I'm not sure he even knew the ball was coming, seeing as how it hit him in the side of the head.  He should be suspended games, plural, not a game.  Deplorable and repetitive actions by him.  He's a crybaby and so is LeBron.  Only difference is that LeBron is too soft to pull something like that.

Heat owner stiffs
Heat owner stiffs

Heat owner Micky Arison is gonna get pissed and then he might withhold the paychecks to Wade and Bosh. Deadbeat that he is.

ItsSpelledDwayne
ItsSpelledDwayne

"Un-wade like", really. Hometown treatment I guess. Ask Kobe or Rip Hamilton or Rondo if it was un-wade like. Dwyane (didn't his parents know how to spell) Wade is dirty, period.

Lies
Lies

 The ultra-rich don't have to play by the same rules as a broke person apparently.  ridiculous

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