AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Dwyane Wade said Friday morning that he didn’t mean to kick Charlotte’s Ramon Sessions in the groin during Wednesday night’s game.
Regardless of the intent of Wade’s punt to Sessions’ lower region, the NBA suspended him — without pay — for Friday’s game against the Pistons.
Sessions reiterated to reporters in Brooklyn on Friday that he felt Wade’s kick was on purpose.
Sessions was vocal with Wade after it happened, as the two had to be separated. Wade was not called for a foul.
Coach Erik Spoelstra said he and the Heat “had his back,” and he added that the Heat accepted the league’s suspension although it didn’t agree with it.
The Heat released a statement to the South Florida media covering the team Friday afternoon, basically saying it felt the suspension was unfair based on Wade’s past.