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From time to time, Dwyane Wade will still extend his arms toward a referee in exasperation after not getting a foul call that he thought he earned.
He’s tried to do it less this season, for three reasons.
The Heat guard has gotten criticized throughout his career over how often he complains about calls, though when he saw it spilling into real life, he knew he had to make a change. The spark was when he saw one of his sons complaining to a referee during a youth-league game, a display that left Wade pointing the finger of blame at himself.
‘‘I’m a role model for Zaire Wade and Zion Wade and Dahveon Morris,’’ Wade said, listing his two sons and the nephew he’s raising.