Last evening the Miami Heat lost in thrilling overtime fashion to the current top team in the East, the Boston Celtics. This was a game that the Heat had every opportunity to win. Dwayne Wade put on an amazing exhibition and demonstrated why he is one of the elite players in the game. He scored 44 points, had 5 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals..and the Heat lost!
It is amazing when Wade can put on a Superman like performance, and still not get the W. Wade, being the consummate team player he is would surely give up all the stats to get another title. He loves to win. Last night though, Mario Chalmers failed to guard Rajon Rondo on the last play of regulation giving the up and coming Celtic a tip in as time expired. How often does a team score when down with 0.6 seconds left in regulation? Even with teams being able to take the ball out at half court in the NBA after a timeout, teams rarely ever score when all they have is less than a second remaining.
Now the Heat are not a horrible team. Players like Beasley, Chalmers, and Haslem are all up and coming. In my eyes though, Beasley is the only one of the three with All Star potential. But how long is Wade willing to wait before the Heat put a formidable supporting cast around him so he can win another title? Either the Heat pick up a Chris Bosh this offseason, or D Wade should walk to a contender. Now obviously big dollars will be thrown in Wade’s direction. But I see him seeking out a contender or at least a team that will put a contender around him in the very near future.
Just another amazing effort that results in a loss. In the meantime, continue to play at an amazingly high level on a team that has no prayer of making it out of the East. Also take note that the Celtics played last night without Kevin Garnett. When the Celtics get healthy, watch out East.
So what will D Wade end up doing this offseason? Will he stay or go?
Stay tuned for the next edition of Sportskraze.