It's easy to still think of Dwyane Wade as the reckless, wide-eyed young star who led Miami to the 2006 title. But he's almost 31 now, a wily veteran with a bag of tricks—like straight kicking an opponent in the groin and playing it off like an accident.
Wade wasn't happy with the foul on him by Charlotte's Ramon Sessions, early in the fourth quarter of a then-close game the Heat would soon run away with. A little off-balance kick with plausible deniability, and Sessions was steamed:
"I thought he did it on purpose, and it wasn't called," said Sessions.
This is maybe what they're talking about when they say the Heat get star treatment. Sessions fouls Wade. Wade knees him in the junk. Sessions takes exception. Sessions gets called for a second foul.