For the first half of the season, I was sure that LBJ was the MVP and had finally supplanted Kobe as the best player in the game. Then Kobe started doing Kobe-ass things after Bynum went down and suddenly I wasn’t so certain.
But yo. Any serious conversation about MVP (and yes, best basketball player in the universe) has to include Wade at this point. He’s leading the league in scoring while carrying a very young team into the playoffs, and shooting a better percentage from the field than both Kobe and LeBron. And his damn-did-he-just-do-that ratio has reached Kobe-ass proportions.
Look at the line from last night: 48 points (on 21 shots!), 12 assists, 4 steals, 3 blocks and this absolutely cartoonish game-winning play at the end of the second overtime:
Just look at Brad Miller’s face at the 0:20 second mark. HURT PIECE. When you’re done laughing, consider this: Dwyane Tyrone Wade is making ferociously well-compensated young men curse and want to cry after he beats them in a basketball game.
Why? ‘Cuz he good.
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