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Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant have been compared to each other ever since they first faced off against each other in the NBA.
While they are both similar players, they each have a facet of the game that makes them stand out. Kobe has his deadly stroke from nearly anywhere on the court, whereas Wade has his uncanny ability to slash into the paint past nearly any defender.
Based on the needs of their respective teams, the slight advantage has to go to Wade here, mainly because he creates more opportunities for his teammates than Kobe does for his.
Sure, Kobe is at times the most lethal offensive player in the NBA, but the amount of shots he often has to take to reach that level holds his team back in the end.
Wade is also more explosive in transition, and that is pivotal to the Heat's success, because that's how they overpower teams.
Without transition offense, the Heat won't be able to gain a decisive advantage over the L.A. Lakers, and that is exactly why Wade is more important to his team's success than Kobe is.
Advantage: Miami Heat