MIAMI (AP) Dwyane Wade's pregame routine has sparked a bit of an international incident.
The Miami star has been the subject of some outrage after video showed him taking a few extra warm-up shots as the Canadian national anthem was being performed before Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Toronto on Saturday.
Wade tends to not line up for the pregame anthem ceremony without making his last shot, usually a bank shot from the left wing - even when only ''The Star-Spangled Banner'' is played.
''I'm not a disrespectful person,'' Wade said Sunday. ''So if anybody thinks I'm being disrespectful to a country, then they don't know who Dwyane Wade is.''
Wade said he'd adjust his pregame ritual for Game 4 of the series Monday night.
The anthem before Miami home games is usually played at the end of the warmup period. When the Raptors - Canada's only NBA team - come to Miami, the anthems are played about 12 minutes earlier.
''If people aren't here, they see video footage of what they want to see,'' Wade said.