At the start of the season, the basketball world was buzzing about the new "Big 3" in Miami. Some of the biggest discussions were the following: "LeBron James is going to be the Robin to Dwyane Wade's Batman," "It's Wade's team," and so on. These turned out to be false. As we all now know, LeBron is definitely the best player on the Miami Heat. (Although if you disagree, I'd love to hear your thoughts.)
That being said, LeBron is not only the best player on his team, but arguably the best in the NBA. With his talents combined with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, they have managed to reach the NBA finals. However, with all the questions and scrutiny that have faced this team for the past season, only a few are left unanswered. The three biggest are, "Will the Heat succeed?", "What if they lose?" and finally, "What if LeBron isn't the Finals MVP?"
We will only be focusing on the last question. The first two have been played with a lot; the last one hasn't been mentioned as often. If Wade gets the MVP award for the finals instead of LeBron, what will that say about his legacy?
Before we begin, let it be known that I am not a Heat fan in any way, shape or form. I am a Boston Celtics fan, and everything written in this article is out of love for the sport, not my hate of the Heat. I will try to be as unbiased as possible.
I have five scenarios that could happen if Wade ended up with the Finals MVP instead of LeBron.