Dwyane Wade, last night in postgame interviews:
“I heard they wanted to be like the Dallas Mavericks, in a sense,” Wade said about an apparent reference to Pacers coach Frank Vogel using last year’s Mavs team, which beat the Heat in Miami for the title, as motivation for Indiana. “I saw their little celebration at the end of (Game 2). I don’t know if they didn’t expect to win, but every night we go out on the court, we expect to win.”
Wade then was asked about the celebration, but didn’t elaborate on what specifically irritated him.
“They say their identity, they say they want to be like Dallas,” Wade said. “So they celebrated like Dallas, I guess.”
Dwyane Wade on March 10, 2012:
Dwyane Wade, following Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals:
“A celebration is confetti, champagne bottles. That was no celebration,” he said. “It was a shot made going into a timeout. Every team does something. That’s the game. If it pumped them up — they won the game. Obviously it did something.”
Just to help you keep things straight so you don’t embarrass yourself with an uncouth celebration, I’ve made a simple flow chart for when it is OK to celebrate after an NBA game, according to Dwyane Wade.
I know it’s confusing, but when you see it in a chart like this, it’s pretty simple. Good looking out, Dwyane Wade.