Consider this a late pass.
The NBA has given Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade suspension for one game without pay after his swift kick to Charlotte Bobcats' Ramon Sessions in the groin Wednesday night. The referees did not blow the whistle during the fourth quarter of the Heat's 105-92 win, eliciting a delayed reaction from the board, USA Today reports.
According to Wade, the foul was unintended. "I'm far from being a dirty player, + my intent was never 2 kick Ramon Sessions. I just reacted to the contact that I got from him," he tweeted Thursday night. "More than anything, I think of my boys watchin me be4 retaliating 2ward any player."
Sessions was more vocal about the kick following the game. "I thought he did it on purpose, and it wasn't called," he said.
Regardless, Wade will not participate in the Heat vs. Detroit Pistons showdown Dec. 28.
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