Friday , Dec , 05 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Mike Dunleavy Accuses Dwyane Wade of Regularly Palming


"His ability to carry the ball right now, he’s getting away with that," Dunleavy said. "He (carries) left to right, right to left, but he just does it fast so nobody sees it, I guess."

Dunleavy, who cited Wade as playing in "a class above the rest," compared what he views as Wade’s palming violations to a signature move of former NBA scoring standout Bernard King.

Wade was called for palming violations in consecutive games last month against the Raptors and Wizards while attempting change-of-direction dribbles. The league has made such calls a point of emphasis this season.

"Sometimes you get called for it, sometimes you don’t," Wade said. "Everybody palms the ball every once in a while."

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