Dwayne Wade was ecstatic when Paul Pierce missed a contested jumpshot with just seconds left in the regulation. It was a rare sight to see Wade clapping on the bench his first missed game this season.
It was just nights ago when Wade steal the ball and shot a running trey that sealed their win in double overtime against the Chicago Bulls. It was one of Wade’s best performance with 48 points, 12 assists, 4 steals and 3 blocks there was no denying he is in for an MVP season this year.
After two seasons of injuries the Miami Heat is now back for another championship run and Wade has been the key factor for Miami’s insurgency. He have worked his way all summer long and have been the go to guy or the team’s closer in the Beijing Olympics. Kobe and Lebron have established their greatness but Wade was just phenomenal and is rightly awarded MVP in Beijing. Having a rookie coach and parading two rookie starters in Chalmers and Beasley the Heat could have overachieved this season. But Wade has something to do with the little success Miami has achieved. Wade leads the NBA in scoring and second in steals they are 5-1 in overtime games and top teams fear them.
The MVP award will put a dot on Wade’s prominence but he will have to earn it with Kobe and Lebron leading the race. Wade’s name was never been given importance for the last two seasons but he have showed that he rightfully belong on Kobe and Lebron’s level.
Miami eventually lost to Boston with Wade and two Boston superstars in the bench. Miami have given Boston such a hard time that the game was decided with seconds left in Overtime. Wade will be back after his injury heals. He will be battle ready the next time he’s on the court and with his team’s fighting spirit on a high level maybe being MVP is not far fetched after all. MVP candidates will now begins with Kobe, Lebron and Wade. A tight and close race that’s for sure…