Miami Heat star, Dwayne Wade had Toronto Raptors fans boiling on Saturday night as he continued warming up during Canada’s National Anthem.
Wade, was the only player participating in the warm up as his teammates and all of the Raptors players were aligned listening to the anthem.
On Sunday, Wade responded to the criticism, saying that a timing issue caused his pregame warm up routine to run into the anthem.
“It’s something that I do before every game that I prepare for, and I’ve been doing it my whole career,” Wade said. “So I understand whatever is said from that standpoint, but I’m not a disrespectful person. So if anybody thinks I’m being disrespectful towards a country, then they have no idea of who Dwyane Wade is.”