There has been a growing sentiment across the NBA that Dwyane Wade is deteriorating. Doubters, from Charles Barkley to the average fan, continue to push the notion that Wade has lost a step in his game and his best days are behind him.
It's kind of sad watching Dwyane Wade anymore, he's an afterthought and has clearly lost a step. Knees are shot.
— Matthew Wells (@heyitsrealdeal) December 7, 2012
Most of this assessment is based off two facts: LeBron James has become the face of the Miami Heat and Wade’s numbers have declined precipitously this season.
After James enormous 2012, which included regular-season MVP, Finals MVP, first championship and Olympic gold medal, LeBron has not only become the unrivaled top dog in Miami, but arguably the biggest name in all of American professional sports.
All the attention is focused on James. When the media speaks with Heat players after practice, it is James who is mobbed by reporters.
For the better part of the last decade, Wade was the guy who reporters flocked to after practice or after a game in Miami. Wade’s drop in the Heat’s hierarchy was never m ...
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