Dwyane Wade Taking a Step Back for LeBron James Will Bring Miami Heat a Title

May 15th, 2012 by Eric Ball Leave a reply »
Dwyane Wade is a genius.

Publicly, Wade recently admitted that he has decided to play second fiddle to LeBron James, telling ESPN’s Israel Gutierrez that it was one of the toughest choices he has made:

It was probably one of the hardest things I had to do in sports was to, in a sense, take a step back. A lot of people don’t understand. They’ll say, ‘Why would you do that?’ To me, I want more success from winning. I don’t want another scoring title. I’m just trying to win.

I felt that it had to come from nobody but me, to say, ‘Go ahead, man. You’re the best player in the world. We’ll follow your lead.’ Once I said that, I thought he kind of exhaled a little bit.



Wade said he made the decision back in January when he was nursing an injury, and it certainly paid off instantly. He built up LeBron’s confidence and allowed James to put up jaw-dropping numbers (27.1 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 6.2 apg, 1.9 spg) and hoist his third MVP in four seasons.

That gave LeBron reassurance he is a great player despite all of the booing and ...

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