Did Dwyane Wade intentionally kick another player in his jewels?
The groin kick against Charlotte Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions proved to be costly for Wade, who was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Thursday. Here is the play in question.
The play looks bad simply because of where the kick ended up, but it’s hard to tell if the action was done with direct intent. As Wade will tell you himself, however, in no way was it done with any kind of purpose:
We’ll give Wade a pass on this one, just because he put his parenthood on the line in the tweet above. In terms of being recognized as a dirty player, though, he may be on thin ice.