Wade suspended for 1 game for groin hit
Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) and Charlotte Bobcats' Ramon Sessions (7) interact after Sessions was called for a foul as referee Zach Zarba (33) watches during the second half of their NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Charlotte. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, David T. Foster III)
Published Thursday, December 27, 2012 9:35PM EST
NEW YORK - Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for flailing his leg and making contact with the groin of Charlotte Bobcats' Ramon Sessions.
The suspension was announced Thursday by Stu Jackson, the NBA's executive vice-president for basketball operations.
The incident happened with 8:12 left in the fourth quarter of the Heat's 105-92 victory over the Bobcats on Wednesday night. Sessions was called for a foul on the play.
Wade will serve the suspension Friday night when the Heat visit the Detroit Pistons.