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Dwyane Wade Has "Flu-Like Symptoms." Hmmmm . . . [Jun. 2nd, 2006|02:30 pm]
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Fresh off the ESPN Propaganda Machine.

Wade misses practice with flu-like symptoms

ESPN.com news services (AP) -

MIAMI -- Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade missed the team's morning shootaround practice with what the team said were flu-like symptoms, marking the second straight year his health has been a major factor entering Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Miami coach Pat Riley said Wade was being treated and did not divulge any other specifics -- but insisted his leading scorer would be ready for Friday night's sixth game of the East finals against Detroit, a series the Heat led 3-2.

"He's going to be fine. He'll be here tonight, yeah," Riley said. "It's just something that came on. He's going to be fine. ... He's being very well taken care of."

No Heat players were made available for comment after the workout. The Pistons did not hold practice Friday morning.

Last season, Wade missed the sixth game of the Miami-Detroit East title series because of a rib injury from Game 5. With Wade sidelined, the Pistons won Game 6 by 25 points; he played, but was clearly laboring, in Miami's Game 7 loss at home to end that series.

"There ain't no Plan B. There's not any Plan B," Riley said.

Wade is averaging a team-best 29.2 points on 66 percent shooting in the first five games against the Pistons. For the playoffs, Wade is averaging 27 points for Miami -- which could advance to the NBA finals for the first time Friday by beating the Pistons.

"If the guy misses, you're not going to replace him," Riley said. "But the point is, he's going to be there tonight."

More commentary . . .
here . . . and here.

My response?

I'll believe it when I see it.

Being "treated" without divulging any other specifics sounds like they're floating this story.

If he were ill, then as long as he's not upchucking on the court, they have IVs, and they can hook one up to him at halftime.

In one of the most important games for both the Heat and Pistons, Dwyane Wade will be there, or he'll be completely square.

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[User Picture]From: mizcrank
2006-06-02 06:43 pm (UTC)
and, of course, if he really is sick and the Pistons win tonight, they will discredit the win because of it.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-06-02 06:50 pm (UTC)
I'll personally take up the watch for that nonsense, since it's up to a team to play together and win.

Detroit's only up 1/3rd of the Miami Mt. Everest climb. They haven't even hit the danger zone.

I want that baller in these games, taking shots, throwing kitchen sinks at the Pistons. I want this to be played to the best possible output for both teams, regardless of outcome.

So far, Detroit's run has been pretty disappointing. It would really blow if they added "dumb luck" and "bullshit" to the list of descriptors.
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[User Picture]From: brushwithrob
2006-06-02 08:12 pm (UTC)
I've been not caring about the playoffs thus far, since the Nets are out of it, but deep down, I'll take The Pistons over Miami any day.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-06-02 08:16 pm (UTC)
At this point, the 4 left, I can't complain.

If I was a Nets fan, I'd be taking your viewpoint. They made such a fantastic run, only to poop out in almost Pistons-like fashion. That was kooky.

What the hell happened, anyway? That was during my mom's operation week, and I totally missed it.
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[User Picture]From: mizcrank
2006-06-02 09:26 pm (UTC)
i still dream of a pistons/suns Finals
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-06-02 09:29 pm (UTC)
Keep your fingers and toes crossed.
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[User Picture]From: brushwithrob
2006-06-03 03:50 am (UTC)
The whole thing with the Nets is that they hit that first game so hard, it was like when the Yankees kicked the Sox' ass in '04, but had nothing in the tank when it mattered.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-06-03 03:54 am (UTC)
Cliffy's a good bet to be gone.

Not sure if they wanna keep around Kidd, but they may have no choice - points be hard to come by these days. Nets do need a backup who will score from the 1-2, though.

Pistons may not get back Tony Delk. Worth a look.
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[User Picture]From: brushwithrob
2006-06-03 04:43 am (UTC)
Jason Kidd was never my favorite guy. I like how he takes charge and all, but he just never seems to shine when they need him.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-06-03 04:46 am (UTC)

No-Neck . . . for the W.

Anthony Johnson burning his ass in the Pacers series is the sign of his personal apocalypse.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-06-03 03:55 am (UTC)
Plus, rebounding. Nobody up front, even Krstic, is good at it.
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