MIAMI –— First Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade throws Mike Bibby's shoe during Game 1.
Now, Wade has taken what appears a playful feud to another level. When asked about Bibby Wednesday, Wade decided to take a verbal jab at his former teammate.
"We know Mike has made more shots in this series than he made all last year (with the Heat)," Wade said. "Send that to Mike."
Bibby will start in place of injured point guard Baron Davis for the New York Knicks in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. Bibby is 5 of 13 from 3-point range during the series, including hitting the go-ahead basket late in the fourth quarter of the Knicks' Game 4 victory Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
Last year Bibby struggled during the Heat's run to the NBA Finals, shooting just 25 percent (17 of 66) from 3-point range.
He and Wade were first linked in the series-opener. When Bibby lost his one shoe in the backcourt during the second quarter, Wade picked it up and tossed it out bounds while play was still going. The Knicks still scored on other end, but Bibby glared at Wade after the incident.
"I'd never done that before, but it was fun," Wade said after the game. "I love messing with Mike, with Bibbs."
The Heat lead the best-of-7 series 3-1, entering Wednesday's Game 5 at AmericanAirlines Arena.