Alright, lets slow it down on Wade. He had a couple of good games and made incredibly timely shots. BUT in game 2 he missed the Heats final 2-3 shots and they lost; of course LeBron got the blame. In game 1 they both played solid and their stat lines were near-identical but LeBron hot slightly better and had 2 points more. In game , by the way people are talking about him taking over and willng his team to that victory you'd think he had 40...he had 29 points and Bosh, Haslem, and Chalmers made huge contributions down the stretch tto help secure the game. In all, Wade has been slightly better in a couple games this series, but lets not all make it out to be a one man show, and say its his team, or Finals MVP to lose, because a couple weeks ago all of you were saying LeBron has shown he is the leader and closer on Miami against Boston and Chi.. If I had to pick today Wade would win the MVP of the finals but he hasn't been overly spectacular either. The Heat wouldn't be in this position without Wade or LeBron both are huge pieces and vital to their success.
Wade missed two shots in the final 6 minutes of game 2 and one of them was a last second heave from nearly halfcourt. Don't even try to put that on Wade..
Secondly, I agree that neither of them would be in this position if it wasn't for eachother. James and Wade both carried the team vs the 76ers, Wade carried them vs Boston, James carried them vs Chicago and Wade is carrying them now vs Dallas. It's a complete team effort and this is why these guys came together. If one of them had a poor series, the other could come in.
If the award would be playoff MVP, LeBron would probably get it but in the Finals, Wade is clearly playing better than LeBron. On both ends of the floor. I also got frustrated towards the end of the 2nd quarter when Dallas was making their run, Marion constantly beat LeBron down court on the fast break and left Wade and Haslem on their own.
People have short memories ,they only remember what happen day or yesterday..
But Remember when Wade was struggling during the Chicago series and everyone was talking about how Lebron has finally became a leader? lol
sorry double post
i agree with you on a couple points but the truth is have you watched wade get into the paint at will. Im not hating on lebron but Wade has been spectacular. In game two he almost did have fourty and they prb would have won if they ran the offense through wade at the end of that game. Its defenitly not a one man show but wade is playing like he did in 06 which was at that time the best in the nba. The question i have is how do we view these players later in their careers with each other but that is a topic for another day.
"Wade missed two shots in the final 6 minutes of game 2 and one of them was a last second heave from nearly halfcourt. Don't even try to put that on Wade.."
Hey, im not putting it on Wade AT ALL, he made huge shots to get that lead to 15, and after that the WHOLE TEAM melted down and gave a game away, not ONLY LEBRON. Every player was to be blamed for that huge collapse.
And LeBron was the go to guy in that Boston series, not Wade.
Yeah, I agree, the entire team collapsed and I don't just blame LeBron. It doesn't take one player to play team defense.
Wade didn't carry the Heat vs Boston? So his 30ppg while shooting 52% from the field weren't enough? Not to mention, he played great D on the greatest shooter of all time.
As I said, if the award were called "Playoff MVP", LeBron would win it.. but it's not. It's called the Finals MVP and LeBron has failed to show up. Now, Miami would NOT be in this position if it wasn't for LeBron closing games out late vs Chicago and Boston but don't take away from what Dwyane Wade is doing in this series.
Is this how bad LeBron fans have gotten nowadays? That they're going to hate on Wade when he is playing tremendous basketball in the championship round? Wow... give credit where credit is due.. don't take credit where it's obviously due.
"In game two he almost did have fourty and they prb would have won if they ran the offense through wade at the end of that game."
Oh, they did! The team as a whole thought they had the game won and then gave the game away, not Wade only or LeBron or Bosh. Wade had the ball, missed a couple iso-jumpers and made a couple mental meltdowns like holding the ball till there is 4 econds on the clock and then getting stuck and throwing the ball to LeBron and expecting him to make a deep desperation play....LeBron had shots that didn't go down also, heck, he even airballe a fingerroll that started the whole collaps imo....Bosh had that defensive meltdown that led to the game winner....It's the TEAMS fault, not one player!
Wade is the best and most important heat player in those playoffs, in the first round series against the Sixers he was slightly better than James, in the Boston series - the most difficult series Heat will gonna see he was the main man and had one of the greatest individual series of all time, also in the finals he is clearly the best player of Miami, only against the unexperience Chicago Bulls he agreed to be the second man and let James to take over.
lets face it: Wade > LeBron, when it count!!
"That they're going to hate on Wade when he is playing tremendous basketball in the championship round?"
WHAT! Nobody's hating on Wade, dude. As a matter of fact, I said he was a top 2 player and when he sets him mind to it, can be the best player in the league on any given night when he's hot. He ha carried the Heat at many points this season, but by his standards these Finals performances are nothing more than the norm for him.