Where Does Dwyane Wade Rank among the All-Time Shooting Guards?

July 1st, 2010 by James Wong Leave a reply »
Drawing comparisons between players of different eras and time periods seems to be a common interest of sports fans. Supporters of the NBA in particular, find themselves constantly surrounded by debates regarding the historical significance of players like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. 

The question that I keep asking myself is, what about Dwyane Wade? Where does the man known as 'The Flash' rank in history? A recent article, highlighting a writer's opinion on the top 10 shooting guards in NBA History, compelled me to give my personal take on Wade's place in history. 

When identifying the greatest shooting guards in NBA history, it's relatively easy to pick out Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Jerry West as arguably the top echelon. Who follows after them? George Gervin or Allen Iverson? Clyde Drexler or Pete Maravich? Don't forget Earl Monroe, Joe Dumars and Reggie Miller! 

In my opinion Wade is already a top-10 shooting guard of all-time, and will likely retire with career achievements that place him in the top-five. His placement within that top half will ultimately be determined by how many more championships he wins, and other ...

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