Miami May Be Dwyane Wade’s City, but the Heat Belong to LeBron James

December 18th, 2010 by Abdul Kahsai Leave a reply »
For someone who has been relegated to a sidekick role, LeBron James certainly has a hard time sharing the spotlight with the rest of the Miami Heat.

It was only two weeks ago that Clevelanders were holding signs that read, “Quitness,” wearing shirts that read, “Lyin’ King,” and, astonishingly, yelling out chants of “Scottie Pippen.”  As the Heat leave New York with their 11th consecutive win, any far-fetched reference to the dynastic Bulls teams of the ‘90s must begin and end with the following: Dwyane is Scottie; LeBron is Michael.

With that being said, Dwyane Wade’s body of work is certainly not dismissed.  It was only five seasons ago that Wade nearly singlehandedly dismantled the Dallas Mavericks in the Finals while leading the Heat to their first title. 

Say what you want about the 2006 NBA Finals (Wade got more calls than a Jerry Lewis telethon) or mention that year’s version of the Heat and Mavericks were aberrations (Miami averaged 37 wins over the next four seasons and Dallas mustered only one conference semifinals appearance in the same time frame).  Th ...

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