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NBA rejects goggles Wade was to wear vs. Knicks

Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat drives

Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat drives to the lane during a game against the Atlanta Hawks. (Jan. 18, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

UPDATE: According to the Associated Press, Wade's tinted goggles were rejected by the NBA. Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said the league felt the goggles gave Wade an unfair advantage by shielding his eyes from defenders. Wade will still use goggles in the game; however, according to the Associated Press, he hasn't practiced with the goggles he will be wearing.

Dwyane Wade will sport tinted goggles Thursday night against the Knicks, due to recurring migraine symptoms.

The Miami guard was unable to play Saturday against Toronto because of a migraine and now the symptoms have returned, he said.

"Getting off the plane, when we landed in New York, I had to take some more medicine," he said of his arrival in the Big Apple, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. "I didn't feel too good. My vision was a little blurry when I first got on the bus. So I just don't want to take any chances right now."

Wade, who has tested out different shades, including orange and black, said finding the right tint has been a challenge.

"Hopefully, this is a tint that I can still see the floor, that I can still see out of my peripheral vision, things of that nature," said the 6-4 guard, who wore dark-tinted goggles during Thursday's shootaround. "Because it kind of takes it away a little bit if it's too dark."

Wade said he plans to wear the goggles to start Thursday's game against the Knicks and hopefully ditch them once his eyes become adjusted to the Madison Square Garden lights.

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