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Dwyane Wade Addresses Trump's Controversial Tweet

He says it appears Trump used his cousin's murder for 'political gain'

(Newser) - NBA player Dwyane Wade spoke out about Donald Trump's controversial tweet about his cousin's murder for the first time Thursday. "I was grateful that it started a conversation, but on the other hand, it just left a bad taste in my mouth because of what my family... More »

2 Brothers Charged in Murder of Dwyane Wade's Cousin

Both had criminal histories, were out on bail at time of shooting

(Newser) - Chicago police say two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade as she was walking to register her children for school. Authorities say 26-year-old Darwin Sorrells Jr. and 22-year-old Derren Sorrells were charged Sunday in the death of... More »

Trump Accused of Congratulating Himself After Tragedy

Tweets 'VOTE TRUMP!' after shooting of Dwyane Wade's cousin

(Newser) - Donald Trump was criticized Saturday for taking a "self-congratulatory" tone in the wake of tragedy. Again. NBA player Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge was killed when she was hit by a stray bullet while pushing her baby in a stroller Friday in Chicago, CNN reports. On Saturday, Trump... More »

Dwyane Wade's Cousin Shot Dead Pushing Stroller

Cops say she was caught in the crossfire in Chicago

(Newser) - NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot and killed in Chicago on Friday while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she intended to register her children. Family members say Nykea Aldridge, 32, had recently relocated to the area on the city's South Side, the... More »

At ESPY Awards, NBA Stars Plead for End to Gun Violence

LeBron James won five trophies

(Newser) - LeBron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity gave way to a James-led call to end gun violence and racial profiling, the AP reports. The show honoring the year's best athletes and sports moments opened... More »

Gabrielle Union: Barrenness Is Price Career Women Pay

'You feel like you're wearing a scarlet letter'

(Newser) - Actress Gabrielle Union doesn't have any kids at age 42, and she doesn't hold back when discussing the issue with Redbook . "So far, it has not happened for us," she says of herself and 33-year-old husband Dwyane Wade. "A lot of my friends deal with... More »

LeBron Gets His Ring as Miami Heat Routs Thunder

LeBron James is king of Miami's 121-106 win over Oklahoma

(Newser) - LeBron James was king of the court last night as the forward finally made good on his promise to bring an NBA championship to Miami. The Heat suffocated the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 in Game 5. LeBron was the star, chalking up a triple-double in 44 minutes, with 26 points,... More »

Obama, NBA Stars Play Hoops for Troops

'Wounded warriors' watch; reporters boxed out

(Newser) - President Obama played basketball today with a constellation of NBA stars and a ringer from the national champion UConn women's team. Service members injured in action and participants in the White House mentoring program watched, but the press pool waited outside, the Washington Post reports. Retired stars Magic Johnson and... More »

Miami Heat Star Compares Losing Streaks to 9/11

Dwyane Wade backtracks, apologizes

(Newser) - Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat is scrambling to apologize after he said a losing streak by the newly LeBron James-enhanced team would "be like the World Trade is coming down again." The original source no longer includes quite that wording, New York notes, and Fanhouse is blaming... More »

LeBron Leaning Toward Miami

Odds for Knicks, Cavs plunge

(Newser) - LeBron James has pretty much decided he’ll be joining Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, sources tell Chris Broussard of ESPN . Of course, James won’t make any announcement before his special tonight at 9pm Eastern—which just happens to be on ESPN—so there’s time for... More »

Scorned NBA Wife Sues Actress Gabrielle Union

Says their affair has traumatized kids

(Newser) - The estranged wife of Dwyane Wade has filed suit against his actress girlfriend Gabrielle Union, saying their relationship has caused the star Miami Heat guard's two sons emotional distress. She alleges the couple has gotten too frisky in front of the boys, ages 8 and 2. Dwyane Wade called the... More »

Wade Gives Displaced Family New Home

Florida family lost all in accidental fire

(Newser) - Christmas seemed destroyed for Dawn Smith’s family after her nephew accidentally burned down their Florida home, but Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has saved it. He helped Smith move into a new home on Christmas Eve, providing furnishings, clothes, and gifts for the holidays, the AP reports. Wade’s... More »

Pistons Sputter But Beat Heat to Win Central

Detroit pulls away from Miami in second half to clinch 6th title in 7 years

(Newser) - The Detroit Pistons tired to keep the Miami Heat in the game last night, but even an injured starter, too many turnovers, and bad shot selection couldn't stop the Pistons from winning the Central Division title with an 85-69 win over the Heat, reports the Detroit News. Arron Afflalo played... More »

Spurs Return to Form, Dunk Nuggets 107-103

Clippers deal Heat 6th straight loss; Wade done for the season

(Newser) - San Antonio averted a third straight loss in a nail-biter against Denver, prevailing 107-103 after a tie game at 100 with two minutes remaining. Tim Duncan led six Spurs in double figures with 23 points and 18 rebounds. Allen Iverson had 28 for the Nuggets despite a fractured ring finger... More »

Bulls Whipped as Celtics Win 7th Straight

Elsewhere, Warriors paste Miami while Philly whips rebuilding Sonics

(Newser) - Boston won its seventh straight game, 116-93, over a tired Chicago team last night to  retain its three-game lead in the Eastern Conference. This one was never in doubt as the Celtics built a 20-point halftime lead and were able to rest their starters in the fourth quarter. Paul Pierce... More »

Hinrich, Bulls Turn Off the Heat

Despite injuries, Wade's 30

(Newser) - Despite the absences of Ben Wallace, Luol Deng, and Ben Gordon, the Bulls were able to finish the first half of the season in fine form, snuffing Miami, 99-92. Kurt Hinrich, coming off the bench after being sidelined with a rib injury, put up 24 for Chicago, including a crucial... More »

Kobe, Lakers Defeat Wade, Hapless Heat

Shawn Marion's debut can't turn fortunes of struggling '06 champs

(Newser) - Shawn Marion was in the lineup for Miami today, but in the end, the result was the same. This time it was 104-94 against the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, the Heat's 22nd loss in 23 games, reports AP. Kobe Bryant scored 33 points and Lamar Odom was strong on the... More »

Sixers Beat Up On Hapless Heat

As Miami fall for second straight game following Shaq trade

(Newser) - Miami's woes continued last night, as the Heat were dismantled by Philly, 101-84. In the second game following the trade of Shaquille O'Neal to Phoenix for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks, Miami was forced to once again try to survive without their new acquisitions, the AP reports. The Heat have... More »

Bosh, Raptors Scorch Hapless Heat 114-82

Ford returns for Toronto as Miami's nightmare season continues

(Newser) - Just when it seemed as if the Miami Heat had hit rock bottom by losing 19 of their past 20 games Dwyane Wade and the gang broke out shovels. The Heat suffered their worst loss of the year at the hands of the Toronto Raptors, a 114-82 drubbing in Miami.... More »

Wade's 42 Not Enough for Heat

Miami drops 14th straight game to Cavaliers, 97-90

(Newser) - Dwyane Wade scored 42 points against the Cavaliers—32 in the second half—but even that wasn't enough to pull off something that hasn't happened in 14 games: a Miami win. LeBron James had 28 points and help from four teammates scoring in the double digits to put together a... More »

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