Dwyane Wade has a message for Rajon Rondo: Watch your back the next time the Heat play the Celtics.
At the end of last night's season opener between Miami and Boston, D-Wade drove to the basket with the Heat up 118-107 on what should have been a routine play. But, even with the Celts trailing by 11, RR didn't want to give up an easy basket so he grabbed Wade around his neck and pulled him down. For a second, it looked like Wade was going to retaliate. But, Rondo was hit with a flagrant foul, and, after a few seconds of jawing, cooler heads prevailed. Still, this isn't over, according to Wade, who expressed how unhappy he was with the unnecessary roughness by Rondo after the game.
"I got kids watching so I stopped myself," Wade said, "but it was a punk play by him. He clotheslined me. I'm here to play basketball, man. If you want to do something else, then go do something else. Boxing, this is not it. I was glad I was able to stop myself in that very moment and move on from it. We'll see next time we play."
For those keeping score at time, the Heat and Celtics play again on January 27 in Boston. And, if last night's game was any indication, it's definitely going to be must-see TV.