Pivot Points: Should the Kobe Bryant/LeBron James Debate Include Dwyane Wade?

November 11th, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Silly me.

I recently penned an article that questioned the debate between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, and in my haste I may have committed a grave error.

Well, they say hindsight is 20/20, and now I'm back to set the record straight.

Miami guard Dwyane Wade has every right to be included in the discussion. It could even be argued that at this point in his career, the debate should have included only him and Bryant.

Wade sometimes gets lost in the conversation for a number of reasons.

He was not nearly as heralded coming into the NBA, and while his team usually remains on the fringe of the playoffs, it is not considered a serious contender.

When Wade came out of Marquette University I thought that he would be a great player, but I never imagined he would hold court with NBA royalty.

The truth of the matter is that Wade is a much more accomplished player than he is given credit for. The fact that he has already won an NBA championship and was named Finals MVP is sometimes lost in the shuffle.

His 29.9 points per game average is fourth in the NBA behind only Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, and t ...

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