Dwyane Wade to have knee surgery, will miss Olympics

Via the AP:

Dwyane Wade needs surgery on his left knee and will miss the London Olympics.

The Miami Heat guard called USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski on Thursday and let them know that he is not healthy enough to participate in the Olympics. Wade was playing through pain for much of the postseason, yet still averaged 22.6 points during Miami’s five-game win over Oklahoma City in the NBA Finals.

Wade tells The Associated Press that the situation is disappointing. Wade and his doctors are in the process of scheduling the surgery.

What this means is that James Harden now has a very, very good chance to join Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in London. Which would be pretty cool. And good for him.

FF_pickups
2012-06-28 15:09:50
I already called this in the other thread!
loplopol
2012-06-28 15:15:32
Anyone else not feel bad for Wade?
FF_pickups
2012-06-28 15:19:02
 @loplopol  Wade has passed Kobe on the 'least likeable superstars' list and at this rate, he's got a real shot at Metta World DBag.
Tronchaser
2012-06-28 15:20:56
How awkward would it be if James got traded, and then played with Russ and KD in the Olympics?
loplopol
2012-06-28 15:23:53
 @Tronchaser It would be the last time they play together for a long time... :( (until the next All Star Game most likely)
f5alcon
2012-06-28 15:26:36
 @FF_pickups  @loplopol i think he passed kobe when he broke kobe's nose in the ASG
Patrick OKC
2012-06-28 15:27:11
Now how will he get paid?
dollarbillrussell
2012-06-28 16:28:36
 @f5alcon You guys are wrong. Stephen A. Smith called him the best person he's even known in the history of human civilization.
dwil4d10
2012-06-28 16:29:25
 @loplopol  ....if James made the All Star Game...not a lot of good things waiting for him on the Bobcats...
SeanzieCrews
2012-06-28 16:40:10
 @Tronchaser Probably about as awkward as hanging out with my ex-girlfriend.
SeanzieCrews
2012-06-28 16:41:06
It would be really awesome for our big 3 to get a Gold medal together, and Serge to have a silver most likely with Spain.
loplopol
2012-06-28 17:01:20
 @dollarbillrussell If Stephen A. Smith says is it must be true. I must be a dirtbag in comparison
Thunderbeard
2012-06-28 22:48:23
So if this happens with our big three, instead of calling it team USA can we call it US Thunder? :)   Also Harden is going nowhere. thats just silly. why do you think we made the draft pick we did? Ibaka may be on the block instead.