Hey Wade, Where You Been???


Looks like the search party that was out looking for The Real Dwyane Wade found him in time for Game 7. Just when you’re ready to say this guy is done, he’ll never be an elite player again, he goes and plays like he did in game 7.

The zig-zag eurostep was back, he actually used a crossover move for the 1st time all series, and he had one of the plays of the night, looping the ball over Stephenson’s head before going in for the two-handed slam.

I’m willing to bet this was the song he had bumping in the highly equipped luxury vehicle he drove to the arena…

A lot of people were predicting the Heat’s downfall last night. Stephen A Smith proclaimed the Big 3 era over. But once again, Wade proved them wrong and bought himself some time in the sunshine until he has another bad game.

The opinions on Wade seem to change like the ever flowing tide on the South Florida beaches.

dwayne-wade-twitter-3When he plays well, people are screaming “Yeah baby, Wade County!!!”.

When he plays like he did for most of this Indiana Pacer series, its “His ol’ tight pants wearing ass needs to be on the bench!”.

You’d think Wade would be untouchable in S. Florida. He brought the Heat their 1st NBA title. He was the mastermind behind the Big 3 assembling. He’s one of the most popular sports figures in S. Florida history, right up there with Marino. You’d think he’d get a pass, but it seems clear that he’s been surpassed by LeBron.

I wonder if that had anything to do with his lackadaisical play.

The ego is a powerful thing. We all know Wade is a sensitive dude. In fact, they all are. I’ve gotta think he’s a bit annoyed hearing about how great LeBron is and how he’s an aging sidekick.

Makes you think, was Wade getting his Kobe on? Trying to prove a point on the court by doing much of nothing? Basically saying, ‘yeah LBJ is great, but you still need ME to win and I’m going to show you how much’.

You’re looking at your computer screen thinking “this guy is nuts!”, I can feel it.

Call me crazy, I know its a bit farfetched, but I’m sure Heat fans were sitting in front of their televisions last night wondering…”where the hell has this been all series?”. Honestly, I have no clue how he went from Super Scrub to Superman in 48 hours.

There were no strategical adjustments Spo made for Wade. He got the the ball in the same spots he’d gotten it every other game. The difference…he brought some passion and energy on both ends of the floor. Where did this burst come from?

Maybe the trainers did a special tape job on that knee.

Maybe he ditched the xtra-smedium pants.

Maybe he put some special insoles into those cheapass shoes.

Or maybe he said ‘ok, let me stop playing my little game and play forreal’.

Whatever it was, it worked. Now the question is, will he bring that energy into The Finals.

If I’m Coach Spo, I pull him to the side and say “point taken, don’t do that again” and begin preparations for the Spurs Thursday night.

What do you guys think? Am I thinking too much into this or is there a C-O-N-spiracy going on? Let us know how you feel about it.

– N.D. Face

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