NBA Finals 2011: Dwyane Wade, Not LeBron James, Still King of Miami

NBA Finals 2011: Dwyane Wade, Not LeBron James, Still King of Miami

Although LeBron’s nickname might be King James, it’s Dwyane Wade who still reigns as royalty in South Beach for the Miami Heat.

James’ first season with the Heat has been more than impressive, and he’s exceeded all expectations that most placed on him before the regular season began, but to assume that the Heat are now his team would simply be a mistake.

It was Wade’s choice to remain in Miami that swayed James to come and join him, because there’s no way that LeBron would have signed had Wade bolted to play for his hometown Chicago Bulls.

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Not long ago, Wade was readily labeled as yet another injury-prone shooting guard after struggling to stay on the court. Boy, how times have really changed.

We’re talking about a player who holds the third-highest scoring average in NBA Finals History from his 2006 performance, and to think that he’s playing second fiddle to LeBron would be downright foolish.

With 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Wade is once again ready to make his mark on the finals five seasons later.

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