Dwyane Wade loves that you think he lacks leadership. LeBron James loves that you think he's frustrated. The Miami Heat have you right where they want you, basketball world.
These guys are competitors, and they are not dogging it.
They are not sand-bagging.
The first fifth of the NBA season has been as tough as it has seemed for Miami. In another sense, though, it has not been so.
The Eastern Conference regularly sends two or more teams to the playoffs with 45 or fewer wins; the Heat are on pace for 46. This team, the one everyone is certain is coming apart at the seams, stands at 10-8 despite the absence of two key pieces of their team.
For a dozen reasons, for a hundred reasons, no one should be panicking over the slow start these Heat have endured. The best five of those reasons are right here. Enjoy.