David Robinson Snubs Dwyane Wade

Allen Levin@@TheNBAllenCorrespondent IIJanuary 5, 2009

David Robinson is one of the most respected players of all time. He is a two-time NBA Champion, an MVP, a 10-time NBA All-Star, a defensive player of the year, and has numerous other on and off the court awards. He is an NBA legend and will always be remembered by Spurs and NBA fans alike.

But apparently, he certainly isn't keeping up with the NBA anymore. During the second quarter of the San Antonio Spurs-Miami Heat game in Miami, the Heat’s Jason Jackson interviewed the “Admiral”.

Jackson asked Robinson what he thought of the current US Olympic Basketball team, aka the "Redeem Team" that just won the Gold Medal in Beijing. He responded by saying something like "It was really nice to see guys like Kobe and LeBron mature and lead that team to victory." I had to rewind to make sure I had heard that right. Kobe and LeBron?

Robinson completely failed to mention a little guy named Dwyane Wade. I was very insulted and angered that he snubbed Wade like that. Even the Heat's color commentator Tony Fiorentino noticed the snub and mentioned it a few minutes later.

Does Robinson not realize that Wade happened to be Team USA's leading scorer and a monumental reason why they won the Gold? Not to mention, does he know that he also happens to be the current leading scorer in the NBA?

One of the main reasons why I felt so upset was because this was in Miami, on the Heat's home court. To snub Wade when the player is literally 10 feet away from him is simply rude.

While you could argue that he simply forgot, there's no way that he didn't realize that Wade was playing on the court right in front of him. Did he not see Wade's 28-foot three-pointer that occurred right in his face?

Wade isn't usually a player that fails to get recognized or fails to receive proper credit, but Robinson blatantly skipped over his name.

Maybe I am overreacting, but I think it is just wrong to not mention Dwyane Wade when speaking of the Redeem Team, especially when Robinson was part of the Dream Team.

Tell me what you think...