U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Basketball
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-10-2012, 06:23 PM
JL
 
7,355 posts, read 11,890,744 times
Reputation: 7198

Advertisements

Wade is still pretty efficient. I think Lebron has been stealing his thunder obviously, so he is just kinda sitting back and being the other guy sort of speak until late in games. He even admitted a few weeks ago that Lebron was better. I still think Wade should and probably will be a closer for them unless teams double him late in games. As far as his attitude, no big deal. Some of Lebron's people are probably rubbing off on him, but i don't see the fuss really. His jumper has waned somewhat, but his defense is still there when it needs to be. These two guys will alternate having big games, so nothing new. Funny that once Lebron decided on the Heat, everyone was saying that this is still defnitely Wade's team. Don't think there is a consensus anymore is there? ....especially when Lebron wins his 3rd MVP in a few days here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-11-2012, 07:52 AM
 
4,749 posts, read 3,611,198 times
Reputation: 3225
My guess is that LeBron is slowly taking over the team, with Wade's blessing. I think that one of the chemistry issues that had to be sorted out was who the go-to guy was going to be. I think it's still going to be a question as the Heat go deeper into the playoffs, and we could begin to see that in the Indiana series. James is going to be the go-to guy...but will he close out the big games. Wade's performance probably appears worse because he's adjusting to a new role, one in which he doesn't have to be 'money' in terms of creating offense, but just has to be there in case James can't finish.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-11-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Earth
3,653 posts, read 3,882,339 times
Reputation: 1802
Quote:
Originally Posted by chickenfriedbananas View Post
My guess is that LeBron is slowly taking over the team, with Wade's blessing. I think that one of the chemistry issues that had to be sorted out was who the go-to guy was going to be.
Agreed, and given Lebron's age( coming into his prime) compared to Wade( will be out of his prime in about 2 years) it was inevitable. I'll give Wade credit for adjusting his role and most importantly his mentality, because that's the only way this duo was going to work. Wade is very dangerous and a threat to go off at any time though......
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-17-2012, 07:42 AM
 
14,111 posts, read 22,770,799 times
Reputation: 4208
Quote:
Originally Posted by BajanYankee View Post
What do you guys think about the current state of his game? When he won the Ship back in '06, I thought he had developed a fairly consistent jump shot, and that his future would hold many scoring titles and MVPs. After he got injured, I thought his jumper would improve, but it seems like it's actually gotten worse. Today he seems to be a player who scores primarily off cuts to the basket and shores up point guard responsibilities from time to time. I used to think he was a Top 5 player, but I'm not so sure about that anymore.

Am I far off the mark?
Wade should have won the MVP back in 09. He was the scoring champ and he beat LeBron in every statistical category except rebounding(Wade even had more blocks, and assist than LeBron that year). To me, Wade is either 2nd or 3rd best player in the league because of all the intangibles he brings. Wade plays better defense than 99.9 percent of the players in the league. Who else his size can block 7footers straight up and face to face like he did last year to Chandler in the finals? He does that, and he chases people down and blocks them. He's the greatest shot blocking gaurd in NBA history. And he's a great on the ball defender, and a decent rebounder. Even when Wade's not scoring he contributes in other ways. I would put Wade lower than 3rd best player in the NBA. His 33ppg in the 06 finals was the 3rd highest scoring average in NBA Finals hisotry behind 01 Shaq(I think) and Jordan sometime in the 90's. Wade had a 71.6 % shooting game in 09, was the only man to have 15 assist with a 50 pt game other than wilt Chamberlain, and became the first NBA player to have at least 2,000 points, 500 assists, 100 steals, and 100 blocks in a season and the NBA's first 6'4 player to have over 500 blocks in one season.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-24-2012, 11:13 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
14,330 posts, read 19,551,639 times
Reputation: 18436
Default Wade erupts for 41

Still one of the top players in the league? You bet!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-13-2012, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
28,266 posts, read 26,263,727 times
Reputation: 11726
Quote:
Originally Posted by A_Lexus View Post
Still one of the top players in the league? You bet!
Top 10? Probably.

But I don't think we could put him ahead of Russell Westbrook or a healthy D. Rose right now.

He's fallen off quite a bit. These last couple of series have proved my point.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Basketball
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top