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Dwyane Wade Calls LeBron James 'Best Bleeping Player On the Planet'

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 20:  Dwyane Wade #3 and LeBron James #6 celebrate after defeating the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win Game Seven of the 2013 NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Dan FavaleFeatured ColumnistJune 24, 2013

Dwyane Wade only partakes in the use of expletives when he really means it. When making reference to LeBron James, he really meant it.

Speaking at the Miami Heat's championship parade, Wade called LeBron the best player on the planet with a twist worthy of a parental advisory sticker.

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.

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.

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.

 

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