It seems likely that Dwyane Wade will remember this little incident from Sunday night's matchup between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder should these two clubs meet again in the NBA Finals.
Late in the fourth quarter of Oklahoma City's win over Miami, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka found teammate Kendrick Perkins under the basket for an emphatic two-handed dunk. Perkins, who famously got posterized by Los Angeles' Blake Griffin earlier in the season, threw it down with authority while Wade was under the hoop. The Thunder center came down hard and appeared to kick Wade in the face. Perk threw up his hands as he walked away, seeming to signal that the kick was unintentional.
Wade didn't retaliate. But as the two walked down to the other end of the court, Wade stared down Perkins the entire time.
Perkins' dunk put an end to an 8-0 run by Miami and the Thunder went on to win 103-87.
With the Thunder making a trip to South Beach in early May and these teams tabbed as likely Finals participants, Wade should have ample opportunity for a payback slam.