LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, not content to be hated by 90 percent of the country, gave that extra effort before the Miami Heat's Game 5 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday. The video below was purportedly taken after Miami had its shootaround on Thursday. Via Mavs Moneyball:
I fully except Dirk Nowitzki to show up to Sunday's game with a bandage on his hip, DeShawn Stevenson to get the international symbol for choking tattooed over ol' Abe Lincoln and Jason Terry to wear an eye patch.
That said -- because this will get blown up like a meth lab today -- it's highly probable that Wade and James aren't mocking Dirk (all NBA players are buddy-buddy, after all), but the media attention focused on Dirk's cold. A cold that went away after one day, but was legitimately compared to the Flu Game. All anyone ever wants in this crazy world is a little sympathy, and the Heat aren't getting a bit. Is it really so wrong to fake a cold to meet softer eyes?