Am I crazy? Or has humblebragging reached a fever pitch in the NBA?
When Dwayne Wade announced that HE decided to come off the bench I had to pick my eyeballs up from the floor listening to his self-congratulation and fake humbleness. Wade explained, "I just decided, earlier than later, just to get to the unit where I'd be more comfortable in and can probably be better with this team in that lineup." Wow. What a hero. So impressed. But why did he have to make sure that we knew it was HIS decision and not the coaches? How insecure do you have to be to stress that YOU made the decision not the coach? Even if it was your decision couldn't you give some props to coach Lue and just be actually humble and say it was his call? Wouldn't that inspire other players to respect the coach even more?
Also he had to throw in that he is going to "lead the second group," just to let you know that he's not some normal bench player.
I've never heard Manu Ginobli (who moved to the bench in 2007) do this. He just shows up and balls.
Wade continued, "I didn't come here to shoot 20 shots or average 20 points. I came here to be a part of winning and to bring what I can to this team, and I want to do that. I feel that my best opportunity to do that is in that unit, so it just came down to that." So impressive. Really. What a champ. This would be like your roommate saying 'Just want everyone to know that I replaced the trash bag in the living room. I didn't do it for the praise. I just want you guys to know that sometimes you need to replace that bag. And I was the one to do it. I'm not that type of selfish guy who doesn't replace the bag.' You'd be like 'Larry shut up, you're blocking the TV. Also you need to move out at the end of the month.'
Can we all agree that we need to stop patting ourselves on the back for things we are supposed to be doing? Enough of the subliminal self congratulations. Sit down. Be humble.
Watch the humblebragging here on this tweet via @BleacherReport via @SpinDavies