Miami's "Wadeing" Pays Off: Dwyane Wade Is Back

Mike PiccoloContributor INovember 11, 2008

There's 5:48 left in the fourth quarter...the New Jersey Nets are up 83-73. It looks like Miami has just earned itself another notch in the loss column to go below .500 on the season.

A grumble in the crowd there anyone who can step up and save the Miami Heat from a surefire loss? No.


"Ehhhhhh, I don't know, he doesn't have that fire anymore, that passion, that all or nothing to him. His best days are long gone."

Then, that switch, that uncanny "take over" switch Wade possesses that has been broken for two years finally turned back on. 

Not only did Dwyane Wade take over this game, but he looked good doing it. D Wade managed to score 19 points in the fourth quarter to allow the Miami Heat to come back from an almost insurmountable deficit to the New Jersey Nets, winning the game 99-94.

Just by watching Wade's mannerisms and play on the crowd, you could tell he was back, and he was having fun. I think there is no question in anyone's mind after his late game heroics that he is back to 100 percent.

Actually, not only back, but back to 2006 Finals form, if not better. 

Hey, is it possible that this is the best Dwyane Wade we have ever seen?

Over the last four games, he has averaged 31.3 PPG, 7.5 APG, 6.25 RPG, 3.25 SPG, and 1.5 BPG.

Any way you look at these numbers, they're incredible. The best part of Wade is his versatility. He can dunk, make a circus layup, draw the foul, pass, and shoot from basically anywhere now that his three-point range is on target.

Oh yeah, did I mention Wade had four three-point field goals, including one from 28 feet in last night's victory?  The Miami Heat have entered into a new era of basketball.

Get ready for the ride of your life this season, Heat fans. You sure have earned it after last year.  Enjoy, and...LET'S GO HEAT!