When you talk about Dwyane Wade, people always ask how many games will he play and can he stay healthy all year for his team to have a chance to win. But, you have to go back a couple of years ago when he had a great supporting cast around him such as Shaq, who was a great pick up coming off that Eastern Conference Finals loss to the Detroit Pistons.
Then there was Damon Jones and Eddie Jones, who were such great three-point shooters that defenders could not play up on Wade on the double team. Then you look at 2006 with James Posey, Antoine Walker, Gary Payton, and Jason Williams. Wade was almost unstoppable, but now he has nobody who can catch and shoot to take pressure off of him. So, he has to make a lot of crazy plays and take very bad shots.
Now, leading the NBA at 29.5 PPG, can THE HEAT DO SOME DAMAGE OR WILL IT ALL FALL APART ON A WADE SEASON ENDING INJURY?
In the NBA Finals, he became the fifth youngest player in NBA history to capture NBA Finals MVP honors and recorded the third highest scoring average by a player in his first NBA Finals, with 34.7 points per game. His average in the NBA Finals was ranked by ESPN's John Hollinger as the greatest performance in NBA Finals history.
Now let's look at some of his career awards and honors:
- NBA Champion: 2006
- NBA Finals MVP: 2006
- Four-time NBA All-Star: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
- Three-time All-NBA:
- Second Team: 2005, 2006
- Third Team: 2007
- Second Team: 2005
- NBA All-Rookie Team: 2004
- NBA All-Star Skills Challenge Champion: 2006, 2007