Heat fan since 2001
Those who hoped to see Heat rookie Dwyane Wade showing off his athleticism in this year's slam-dunk competition during All-Star Weekend will be disappointed.
But it's not Wade's sore right wrist that will keep him out. He simply doesn't want to participate.
Full ArticleBut Wade turned down the offers, saying he is more of an in-game dunker than an exhibition dunker. He said that just months after making extremely difficult dunks, including a between-the-legs show-stopper, look routine in a Heat ''Street Ball'' event during the preseason.
Wade's teammates and members of the Miami staff tried to persuade him to participate, but to no avail. Now that Wade is hurt, he has a better excuse.
I would have love to see Wade in the dunk contest but there is always next year. MAYBE .