Dwyane Wade elbows Lance Stephenson

Is there anyone left who still doesn't think Dwyane Wade is a dirty player?

5/26/13 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5225 respect

May 24, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) watches a shot by Indiana Pacers small forward Paul George (24) in the fourth quarter of game two of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. The Pacers won 97-93. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY SportsDwyane Wade is one of the dirtiest players in the NBA. He's still a very good player and plays with outstanding finesse when he has the ball in his hands, so a lot of people tend to overlook it, but he has a long history of making incredibly dirty plays.

The NBA is now looking into his latest bit of scumbagginess (that's a word, because I said so), and deciding whether or not they should take action.

A year ago, Wade laid a football-style hit on Darren Collison when the Heat and Pacers were matched up in last year's playoffs.

Add that to his many other dirty plays since entering the NBA, and you have a player that plays a little too hard at times, and gets reckless to the point of injuring other players.

Remember when he broke Kobe Bryant's nose in a meaningless exhibition game?

Larry Brown Sports went through a montage of dirty plays by Wade, and asked if he's the dirtiest player that no one talks about.

Here's his flying elbow that he delivered on Pacers guard Lance Stephenson in Friday's Pacers win:



What do you think? Between this elbow and Wade's history, what should the NBA do, if anything?
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5/27/13   |   mcleodglen   |   32 respect

D Wade is the man!

5/27/13   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

D-Wade strikes again. The stuff he does never seems intentional or malicious, but it’s starting to add up. He moved into ‘dirty player’ territory, in my mind, after the Rondo incident from a few seasons ago.