Dwyane Wade: "LeBron James, he's the best bleeping player on the planet."— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) June 24, 2013
As far as articulating swear words goes, that's the sweetest use of profanity there is. It really emphasizes the whole "best player on the planet" sequence.
Flattering obscenities weren't all Wade had to offer The Chosen One either, with Wade going as far as to deem LeBron a brother.
Wade: "We're like brothers. Me and Bron were about to fight in Game 6. But nobody seen that." Yes, we did.— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) June 24, 2013
Not exactly difficult to figure out what they were fighting about.
Three-quarters' worth of cruise control left the Heat within seconds of failing to successfully defend their title. Chris Bosh needed to grab the offensive rebound of his life and Ray Allen needed to drain the biggest shot of his career just to force overtime.
Ray Allen, on his Game 6 overtime-forcing shot, "After Game 7, I'd have to say that is the biggest shot I ever hit in my career."— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) June 24, 2013
Brotherly love can be a fickle relationship. Frustration was clearly mounting in the waning moments of regulation in Game 6 as the Heat struggled to extend their season. Familial spats tend to ensue when stress levels are high. Lover's quarrels too. Any of us who have played in a high-stakes elimination playoff game in front of tens of thousands of fans and likely millions of television viewers can relate.
Everything worked out in the end, though. Miami took Game 6, went on to win Game 7 and its second straight championship and LeBron and Wade didn't have to settle their dispute at a dinner table wrought with tension.
To the best of my knowledge, neither Wade nor LeBron was stripped of their postgame-dessert privileges by Erik Spoelstra either.