Pivot Points: Dwyane Wade Is A Great Player, But Is He Overrated?

December 16th, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
I knew that the task of carrying the Miami Heat through the NBA regular season would take a toll on Dwyane Wade, but I had no idea that the Heat would be stuck on the fringes of mediocrity.

In a year that has seen the Eastern Conference make a mockery of parity, Wade and his Heat team have been a prime example of that kind of mockery that's envelop in the conference as a whole.

Frankly, outside of the top four teams of Boston, Orlando, Atlanta, and Cleveland, the rest of the conference runs between mediocre and terrible, and the best that can be said about the Heat is they sit atop the mediocre scale.

The puzzling thing is, Wade is a bonafide superstar, but seems incapable of helping his team rise more than a few games above the .500 mark.

The general consensus is that Wade is faced with a lack of overall talent, and under the circumstances, he is putting forth as much effort as possible to keep his team above water.

I wonder if that same train of thought would work for Kobe Bryant or LeBron James if they had similar rosters, and were faced with the prospects of continuous mediocrity?

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