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Dirk Calls LeBron and Wade Antics “Childish”

Dirk Nowitzki met with the media on Saturday, a little more than 24 hours before his Dallas Mavericks can potentially win their first NBA Championship. Dirk was asked about the video of Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade and LeBron James mocking Nowitzki’s illness from Game 4 when he played through a 101-degree fever. Dallas went on to win Game 4 by the score of 86-83. Dirk was seen coughing and weezing throughout the game, but still scored 10 points in the 4th quarter, including the game-winner.

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“I just thought it was a little childish, a little ignorant,” Nowitzki explained. “I’ve been in this league for 13 years. I’ve never faked an injury or illness.”

For the record, Dirk never told anyone he was sick either. The media didn’t report on the illness until after Game 4, when Maverick coaches and players answered questions about why Nowitzki was coughing so much. As it turned out, he was battling the flu, a sinus infection, and 101-degree fever. He also has a torn tendon in his left hand during Game 1.

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Without question, the antics of James and Wade were childish. Why make fun of a man that just beat you? It’s the NBA Finals and they’re wasting time jeering a man who has played better than both of them during the Finals…even when he was sick.

 Game 6 in Miami tips-off  tonight at 7:00.

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