Skip to main content

D-Wade's swan song

wade

Fan is short for fanatic. You probably don’t think about it often, but the name itself gives you some room for being irrational. The official definition of a fanatic is ‘’a person exhibiting excessive enthusiasm and intense uncritical devotion toward some controversial matter”. Today Dwyane Wade fans will use that prerogative to the max.

D-Wade came off the bench for Miami and had 28 pts on 11-16 shooting, 7 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl and his +/- was +16 carrying the Heat to a 113 – 103 win over the 76ers. You don’t need to know what all of this means, I am just preparing you for what your D-Wade friend will use while texting and posting on social media all day right next to ‘’I WOULD STILL TAKE HIM OVER insert player name ANY DAY” and “BEST VALUE CONTRACT IN THE NBA”.

It's fine, let them have this day. Don’t get me wrong, D-Wade was crucial in winning this game for the Heat and on certain nights he can still bring it. When most great players talk about the late stage of their career they point out the main issue is you just don’t have it every night. Some nights you feel young and fresh, you can run up the court, dunk and defend like you are 21. Other nights, you just feel like you are 36 playing in your 16th season.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Given the fact that we live our dreams vicariously through the players we love, your D-Wade fan will feel 21 and at the top of his game today. Be kind to him or her, this won’t happen often. Let them feel young just for one day.

Allen Iverson created his own path to the NBA that many players after him have looked to follow

'I'm a Sixer for life' - Allen Iverson doesn't understand why the Sixers won't consider giving him a role in the organization

Allen Iverson wanted to help the Sixers but is wondering why nothing has materialized yet to this day.

Kareem-Abdul-Jabbar

“It's not a hard shot to learn” — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explains why no player in NBA history has perfected the skyhook

It might not have been passed to one generation after another, but that proves that only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar perfected one of the most iconic signature moves in the history of the sport.

North Carolina Tar Heels former guard Michael Jordan and former head coach Dean Smith

“It was Coach [Dean] Smith's call” — Michael Jordan opens up about what convinced him to declare for the NBA Draft

Michael Jordan's college coach Dean Smith was the one who pushed him to forego his senior year in North Carolina.

Los Angeles Lakers center Vlade Divac

“He enjoyed smoking cigarettes more than shooting free throws in practice” — Vlade Divac was called out for his smoking addiction during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers

While Divac's smoking addiction might've earned him a spot on the Lakers roster, it also certainly rubbed his teammates the wrong way.

Washington Wizards guard Michael Jordan

“One of the bad decisions I made was to go back and play” — Michael Jordan on why he regrets coming back to play for the Washington Wizards

MJ thought he was ”being innovative in my job by going down and evaluating the talent firsthand.” It was the exact opposite.

Matt Barnes on the Ime Udoka suspension - “This situation in Boston is deep, messy and 100 times uglier than any of us thought”

Matt Barnes on the Ime Udoka suspension -“This situation in Boston is deep, messy and 100 times uglier than any of us thought”

Barnes said he got the full scoop of the Udoka situation. and says that the story is deeper and uglier than he was made to believe, although he wouldn't divulge the details of the story