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Old 03-06-2013, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Seriously! What's so spectacular about Wade?

Ok, we've seen how Lebron James can take over games, and plenty of times we've heard Kevin Durant being called a machine in reference to his excellent shooting.

HOWEVER!

What makes Wade so special? Do you think Wade deserved his "starting" Allstar spot over the last few seasons? Charles Barkley even said earlier this season that Wade is slowing down. Can anyone defend Wade and support why you think he is still the best in the league? Feel free to use statistics. Wade sprints with the ball and shoots in a graceful manner, but what really makes him stand out from others?

Sorry about the CAPS, but

WHAT MAKES WADE INCAPABLE OF BEING DUPLICATED? We know Lebron and Durant are one-of-a-kind players, but can we really say Wade is one-of-a-kind?
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Seriously! What's so spectacular about Wade?

Based on numbers? Yes he is. Based on body-type and skillset? Also yes. People don't realize how freakish his body is. He's 6-4 with a 6-11 wingspan. He has the biggest hands in the Heat's starting lineup. He outweighs most SFs, let alone guards. Despite his extra size for his height, he's an explosive leaper, and is very acrobatic in the air; an elite athlete in his prime. He also has as good horizontal, on-the-ground athleticism as you'll ever see (hence his ability to split traps and slither into the lane with ease). He's a demon in the passing lanes, the best shot-blocking guard of all-time, and is remarkably efficient, combined with being as good a passer as you'll find from a non-PG. His post-up game has also become a major weapon, and often gets looked over. Of course he's not physically exactly what he used to be, but his demise has been greatly exaggerated. I believe he's averaging 24/6/6 on 54% during the streak.

Since the NBA/ABA merger, only 4 players have ever averaged 30+ppg/7+apg in a season: Jordan. Iverson. LeBron. Wade. However, if memory serves, AI did it shooting below 42%. The other 3 all shot at least 48%.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Seriously! What's so spectacular about Wade?

You should watch Wade's "Art of" YouTube videos. Everything in the post above is correct, he has a great all-around game. Plus I don't think anybody is saying he is as good as LeBron or Durant.
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Re: Seriously! What's so spectacular about Wade?

Wade is 6'4 and already the best shot blocking SG of All-Time. Shoots over 50%, has a top 5 PER and the best out of all shooting guards. Lebron there will never be another Wade. How are you going to question Wade's All-Star status when he has the highest PER out of every single SG in the NBA? Do you know what PER is? Pretty much ranks you how good you are. And Wade is still the best SG.

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JBKB i have a strong feeling you don't watch much basketball. You might want to do you your research, come back tomorrow, and make a better thread.
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Re: Seriously! What's so spectacular about Wade?

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You should watch Wade's "Art of" YouTube videos.
I will do so, thanks.

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Plus I don't think anybody is saying he is as good as LeBron or Durant.
That's exactly my point. So why then is he "starting" in All-star games instead of just being a reserve?
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You do know that they need more than just Lebron and Durant to field all-star teams, right?
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That's exactly my point. So why then is he "starting" in All-star games instead of just being a reserve?
Name a guard in the East that is better than Wade.

I think you can make an argument for Rose, but I think that argument leans in Wade's favor still.
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That's exactly my point. So why then is he "starting" in All-star games instead of just being a reserve?
Because there's more than just two players in the starting lineup?
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Re: Seriously! What's so spectacular about Wade?

Believe it or not, some NBA analysts are questioning if Wade is even still a superstar. In fact, here is an article from Bleacher Report questioning if Wade deserved to even participate in the 2013 All-Star game.

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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...-all-star-team
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Believe it or not, some NBA analysts are questioning if Wade is even still a superstar. In fact, here is an article from Bleacher Report questioning if Wade deserved to even participate in the 2013 All-Star game.

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Did you read your own source (which was a terrible, terrible article, by the way)?

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he still is head and shoulders above the other shooting guards in the Eastern Conference.
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Re: Seriously! What's so spectacular about Wade?

Haha I wondered whether he read it too - was a pretty bad article to have as a source.

Wade isn't at his peak, that much is obvious. He is still one of the top players in the NBA though, and is worthy of his superstar status.
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Because he is Jaymes Gold fool!
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Re: Seriously! What's so spectacular about Wade?

I am dying at the idea of using Bleacher Report as a "source." That's priceless.

Just so you know, BR articles can be written by ANYONE. Just because something is presented as an article doesn't mean it's written by a basketball "analyst." Even so, "analyst" doesn't mean "good analyst." Also, that awful article was written over two months ago, when Wade was still rounding into form from his knee surgery.

My Wade numbers during the streak were wrong: 25/6/6 on 55%. Don't want to short-change him.

Check this out:

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@EthanJSkolnick It's Wade, not LeBron or Bosh, who has become Heat's barometer. He's shooting 55.0 percent in 42 wins, and 41.8 percent in 13 losses.
So he's a former-Finals MVP still in his prime (not to be confused with "peak"), and a key component to a back-to-back Finals team that is on a 16-game win streak and has a great chance to make its 3rd consecutive Finals. Fourth in the league in PER, behind LeBron, Durant, and Paul. Somehow he's the fraudulent All-Star and not KG?

Also worth noting that despite playing alongside LeBron (and a PG in Chalmers, technically), his assist % and usage rate are still above the SG du jour James Harden, who is playing a role where he can HAVE IT ALL.

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That's exactly my point. So why then is he "starting" in All-star games instead of just being a reserve?
OK. Dude. You're lost.

Do you even like sports? I mean, this is bad. This is really, really bad. I know you can't be this clueless. Why are you doing this? Trolling like this can't be that much fun.
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Re: Seriously! What's so spectacular about Wade?

Just to let you guys know, SHAQ has used Bleacher Report as a source during NBA on TNT. If I'm not mistaken Ernie Johnson has too, but I may be wrong about him. All in all, I do agree with you all that Bleacher Report isn't the most credible source (which I never claimed it to be).

Anyway, I think Wade is a great player, and "I DO THINK" he deserved to be in the All-Star game, BUT do you all really believe he deserved a "STARTING" spot given his bad start?
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Believe it or not, some NBA analysts are questioning if Wade is even still a superstar. In fact, here is an article from Bleacher Report questioning if Wade deserved to even participate in the 2013 All-Star game.

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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...-all-star-team
Well I counter your source with a source from a NBA analyst that said's he's pretty good.

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http://www.basketballforum.com/7394674-post4.html
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