Before the Raptors vs Heat game in Miami on Saturday, Dwayne Wade wouldn’t stop warming up as the Canadian National Anthem was being played.
D – Wade responded to the criticism after the game: [Click link for video]
“It’s something that I do before every game that I prepare for, and I’ve been doing it my whole career. So I understand whatever is said from that standpoint, but I’m not a disrespectful person. So if anybody thinks I’m being disrespectful towards a country, then they have no idea of who Dwyane Wade is.”
…Because nothing says “I’m not a douche bag” like referring to yourself in the 3rd person.
Will the NBA punish him? Because anthem etiquette is even in the rulebooks.
“Players, coaches and trainers are to stand and line up in a dignified posture along the sidelines or on the foul line during the playing of the National Anthem.”
Regardless, Raps won… so in your face, Wade!