Disappointed in Dwyane Wade

December 4th, 2009 by Mayoclinic 32 Leave a reply »
Denver — It's no secret that the Nuggets are a vastly deeper, more talented team than the Heat.

On this particular night, Carmelo Anthony and Co., buoyed by their home crowd, are effortlessly blocking shots, sharing the ball, running the break, and running the Heat out of Pepsi Arena. 

What about the Heat?

Well, what about them? Quentin Richardson bobbles a pass out of bounds. Arroyo tries to challenge Chris Anderson at the rim. Dorell Wright runs around with his head tucked in, accomplishing nothing.

To me, sounds like the pre-Gasol Lakers, with one difference—Wade is no Kobe Bryant. And this is not a knock on Wade's basketball ability, an area where no one in the league challenges Bryant. Rather, this is about his mental fortitude and will. 

Wade barely breaks a sweat in the first half, largely roaming around halfheartedly on the perimeter. There is nary a show of emotion, no sense of alarm as he watches a one point deficit increase to 20 in the span of five minutes.

He continues to walk the ball up the court. Perhaps he knows that he should save his energy, that this game is a lost cause, that his shot ...

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