Tweet of the Day: Dwyane Wade does Twitter Q&A

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Just the other day LeBron James did a Twitter Q&A where he said he would like to play one NFL game before all is said and done. Sunday, his Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade did the same, answering questions from fans while on a road trip.

These Q&A sessions are no joke, the moment you ask followers, you’re hit by a barrage of questions, trust me. But Wade was able to filter through the majority and find some meaningful questions to answer.

We all saw this one coming – last week Kobe Bryant was ranked the 25th best in the NBA – a significant drop from previous years. Wade was asked his opinion on the ranking and was clearly in support of Bryant.

 

Wade was also asked about his relationship with James, a fan quoted a Brian Windhorst article on ESPN as saying the players are friendly with each other but not friends. Wade clearly didn’t like the idea of that.

 

Wade then said who the best players he’s ever played against are. Obviously not an easy task weeding out a few players when you’ve been around 10 years. But Wade managed to list five.

 

Well, that’s two of the Heat’s big three down. Should we expect a Q&A from Chris Bosh sometime this week?

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Brett Poirier is a contributor to Sheridan Hoops.

Sprung: LeBron James and Erik Spoelstra preach patience for Miami Heat

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BROOKLYN – LeBron James doesn’t like losing. Not one bit. His Miami Heat just barely put up 60 points against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night in an 86-62 defeat at the Barclays Center. Was he mad? Nope, he was patient.

Untitled 0 00 11-13“We’re just trying to get better and not waste an opportunity to get better,” James said. “We don’t have all our guys playing, but when guys were in the game, they played, worked hard.”

Miami didn’t really work so hard rebounding the basketball – or scoring it, either, for that matter. The Heat were outrebounded on Thursday by a 53-31 margin, and head coach Erik Spoelstra admitted after the game that it was a concern. But with his shirt collar open and his gray suit jacket unbuttoned, Spoelstra didn’t seem worried in the slightest.

Evening News: Fractures for Brandan Wright and Rodney Stuckey; Wade on the court

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In today’s NBA news, Mavericks forward Brandan Wright will be out of action for a while with a small fracture in his left shoulder; Rodney Stuckey fractured his thumb on a car door; and Dwayne Wade returned to action for the Miami Heat.

NBA Rumors and News for October 3, 2013

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Thursday, October 3

Daily Trivia: A year after having surgery while at Marquette, Dwyane Wade was drafted fifth overall in the 2003 NBA draft. His teammate LeBron James went first overall, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony went third and Heat forward Chris Bosh went fourth. Who went second?

Derrick Rose eager to return
Posted at 08:44 PM ET
Rose Going a year and a half without playing basketball isn’t easy for any player, especially if you’re the former MVP coming back to prove a lot of people wrong. After taking an abundance of criticism for taking 18 months to rest an ACL injury, Derrick Rose is ready to return. “It is a fresh start,” Rose told Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago. The superstar was injured in April of 2012 while playing in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. After sitting out an entire season, his intensity is at its highest. “If it’s my Mom on the court, she’s going to get killed,” he told K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. Rose will be back on the court with the rest of his Bulls teammates when they face the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said the plan for Saturday’s preseason opener is to start Rose off in 6-8 minutes spurts with the rest of the starters. “We’ll see how much he can handle. But he’s handled everything thus far. Basically scrimmaging three quarters, three 12-minute quarters.” No doubt Saturday’s game is a must-see, if Rose is anything like he was the year he won MVP, the East just got that much tougher.

Aldridge strains hip flexor in practice
Posted at 07:04 PM ET
LaMarcus Aldridge suffered a left hip flexor strain while practicing with the Blazers Wednesday night in a non-contact drill and was held out of today’s practice, reports Chris Haynes of Comcast Sportsnet. Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts says although he doesn’t believe it to be serious, he admits it’s “disappointing,” nonetheless. “Anytime a player misses time because of an injury, it’s a concern. But hopefully it doesn’t keep him out for an extended period of time.” Only a few days into training camp and the Blazers have already had poor luck. Will Barton was elbowed in the face by Meyers Leonard and sustained a concussion during a four-on-four drill and Mo Williams sat out his third straight practice with a sprained right ankle.

UPDATE: Kobe Bryant leaves the country for medical procedure
Posted at 04:09 PM ET – Updated at 05:00 PM ET
Kobe Kobe Bryant is travelling to Germany to have platelet-rich plasma therapy on his right knee. The procedure is unrelated to his Achilles tendon injury, according to Los Angeles Lakers reporter Mike Trudell. He is scheduled to return with the Lakers next week. Bryant visited Germany to have the same procedure done on his arthritic right knee in the summer of 2011, and credited the innovative PRP procedure with rejuvenating his career.

Dwyane Wade regrets 2002 surgery
Posted at 01:03 PM ET
Wade Dwyane Wade is one of the top shooting guards of our generations, he led the Heat to a championship in 2006 and was one-third of a dynamic duo that won back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013. Looking at his career numbers one would assume he’s had perfect health, not really. Wade said he regrets having surgery more than 11 years ago to remove the meniscus from his left knee while he was at Marquette. He said the surgery has led to ongoing knee problems he’s had with the Heat. “My knee problems and the things I’ve dealt with started from that,” Wade told Brian Windhorst of ESPN. “That was [11] years ago and technology was different and the way you approach things was different.”

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NBA Rumors and News for October 2, 2013

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Welcome to the newest feature on SheridanHoops.com, our rumors/news page. In the old school journalism world in which myself and some of our older columnists honed their skills, “rumor” was a dirty word. But in 2013, we live in a rumor-driven NBA journalism universe. Already, there has been a ton of focus on next June’s draft (see various “Tankapalooza” references) and the futures of LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and others.

We will continue to provide you with daily columns from the most experienced staff writers of any US-based Web site, along with dispatches from Europe that will be especially appealing to American readers.

This page, which will be updated constantly, can be considered an enhancement.

Our lead rumormonger is Brett Poirier (pictured above), one of the brightest young NBA journalists out there. Hope he doesn’t mind me calling him a rumormonger at such an early age. Follow him on Twitter @BrettNBA.

Brett will also be hitting you with a daily trivia question.

Why?

Because we strive to be different and better at this here Web site. A little trivia mixes things up.

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