Five Reasons the Miami Heat Have a Legitimate Shot at Winning It All

Five Reasons the Miami Heat Have a Legitimate Shot at Winning It All

4. Sustained Play of Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

He’s too old, they said.

He’s washed up, they said.

He’ll get hurt, they said.

People keep doubting and Dwyane keeps doing. Continuously proving people wrong is the name of the game for Wade, as he’s shown, at 34 years of age, that he’s still got it. Though he may have lost a half-step or so since the days of “Flash” and the 2006 NBA Finals, Wade is finding craftier ways to score and get teammates involved. He’s still a superstar in this league. He recently made his 12th All-Star Game appearance and is averaging 19.0 points, 4.7 assists, and 4.1 rebounds per game, not gaudy numbers, but really not far removed from his career averages of 23.7 PPG, 5.8 APG and 4.8 RPG.

With Wade it’s never been about the numbers, but more about the moment. Big time players step up in big time games and with three NBA Championships and an NBA Finals MVP award under his belt, it’s been proven time and time again that Wade has what it takes to make the most of the moment.

Though this 2015-16 Heat team is more about playing defense, sharing the ball and getting everyone involved, the Heat front office and players alike still have the utmost confidence in Wade’s ability to come through in the clutch and provide superstar-like performances when it matters most. Look for some vintage Wade magic early and often in the playoffs this year, as he tends to step it up when things are really on the line.

Next: Postseason Experience

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