The Miami Heat are facing their most important game in history tonight and are asking fans to cheer and not to leave early. The Heat are down 3-2 to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals and have called in the sixth man to help. In the email sent out to season ticket holders, the Heat tell fans to wear “white and comfortable shoes because “you need to be standing from the opening tip ’til the final buzzer”. Earlier this season, the Heat made a promo video telling fans how to “Fan Up,” after receiving criticism for fans not showing up on time. During the Eastern Conference finals, Charles Barkely called the Heat the worst fans in sports.
Dirk Nowitzki is regarded as one of the nicest guys in the NBA. He even once famously autographed a LeBron jersey on Punk’d. But Nowitzki was not so nice after LeBron and Dwyane Wade mocked the NBA superstar for having a fever before Game 4 of the NBA finals. Nowitzki battled a sinus infection and a 101 fever, and the following day LeBron and Wade fake coughed after their team shoot around.
Nowitzki commented on the incident after Saturday’s practice, “I just thought it was a little childish, a little ignorant. I’ve been in this league for 13 years. I’ve never faked an injury or illness.”
Sick or not, Nowitzki is averaging 27 points in the NBA Finals, and his Dallas Mavericks have a 3-2 lead over the Miami Heat.
“It happened. It’s over to me,” Nowtizki said. “It’s not going to add anything extra to me. This is the NBA Finals. If you need an extra motivation at this time of year then you have a problem. We’re one win away from my dream, what I’ve worked on for half of my life.”
When asked about the alleged cough, Wade said, “I actually did cough, and with the cameras being right there, we made a joke out of it because we knew you guys were going to blow it up. You did exactly what we knew.”
Despite the controversy, Wade is claiming his and LeBron’s innocence, “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 blowup of the incident, and it held to be true. You blew it up.”
Carlos Boozer joins the ranks of NBA players with a rap songs. In his song, “SuperBest,” Boozer raps: “Run back down the court like “You know it was Boozer!” used to be another li’l fella with some hoop dreams, Now I got the game laced up, shoestrings”
Maybe Boozer should stick to playing basketball… the $15m a year Chicago Bulls player had only seven points in the Bulls’ loss to the Miami Heat last night in Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.
The Miami Heat have a 2-1 lead over the Boston Celtics in the second round of the NBA playoffs, but LeBron James is turning up the heat on and off the court. Gossip blogs are reporting LeBron is having an affair with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks.
The singers has been catching headlines for her slim down figure and has caught the attention of the King of Miami. LeBron’s high school sweetheart is 6-months pregnant with the couples third child. This is not the first celebrity LeBron has been accused of cheating with. Past alleged flames include Kim Kardashian and Ciara. Ironically both of them are currently dating NBA players.