Dwayne Wade Is The Best Available Free-Agent

July 4th, 2010 by Peter Dawson Leave a reply »
Everyone has heard it before. The NBA is a super-star driven league. In essence, the franchise players are the one's in the drivers seat. This is true, to an extent. Take a game I watched in mid-March for example.

Two division rivals, the Bobcats and the Heat. The game plods along with little defense and poor shot selection. Only three players on the floor are All-Stars (Dwyane Wade, Gerald Wallace, and Stephen Jackson). Finally, with six minutes to go in the fourth quarter, the action picks up. It essentially becomes of a game of two versus one, as Wade and the Wallace/Jackson combination trade positions, with a few players shooting canceling out free-throws interspersed in the action.  

The game ultimately comes down to one possession for the Heat. They give the ball to Wade who is swarmed by three defenders. He fakes a drive into the lane, steps back to the three-point line, and throws up a prayer, which ultimately falls short.  

This meaningless game in a schedule that is merely a bloated cash cow milking every lost drop is the truest microcosm of the National Basketball Association's regular season.  

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