Did Dwyane Wade deal out a Garnett-style cheap shot below the belt of an opponent? It sure did look like it.
With Miami holding a four-point lead over Charlotte in the fourth quarter, Wade took the ball beyond half court and was immediately met by Ramon Sessions. The Bobcats' guard looked like he went for a steal and was whistled for a reaching foul against Wade. Yet, it was Sessions who was writhing in pain on the floor after the play
That's because after Sessions fouled Wade, the Heat star appeared to kick him in the groin. No foul was called on Wade.
Sessions and Wade exchanged some words after the play, but nothing came of it.
After the Heat handed the Bobcats their 16th straight loss, Sessions told reporters he thought Wade intentionally kicked him in the crotch.
"I thought he did it on purpose, and it wasn’t called," Sessions said, via the Sun-Sentinel. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, the NBA is reviewing the incident to determine whether Wade should be disciplined.
Do you think Wade kicked Sessions on purpose?
UPDATE: The NBA suspended Dwyane Wade for one game for the kick to Ramon Sessions' groin.
CORRECTION: A previous headline on this article misstated the names of the teams playing in the game