Wade apologizes to Canadians for anthem incident

Posted: 10/05/2016 in NBA, Sports
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dwyane-wade-dumps-jordan-brand-for-li-ning-0Dwyane Wade was the first one to line up for “O Canada” prior to Game 4, and the Miami Heat star made sure to issue a formal apology for shooting during the Canadian anthem the game prior.

‘No disrespect at all from me,” Wade said. ”I apologize for Canada thinking I would disrespect them as a country. So today, I just adjusted how I normally get ready for a game and got in the line first.

”I have so much respect for the Toronto Raptors, obviously, and I have respect for the country of Canada,” Wade added. ”So I didn’t mean any disrespect.”

Wade was caught on video prior to Game 3 on Saturday shooting warmup shots after the Canadian anthem started. He said he didn’t mean any disrespect, but was finishing his routine, which wraps up on a made shot.

“If anyone thinks I was being disrespectful, they don’t know who Dwyane Wade is,” he said Saturday.

The NBA spoke with the Heat to make sure no pregame routine interfered with any anthems, and Wade said he made it a priority to be ready for the anthems in Game 4.

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