When the Miami Heat’s veteran guard Dwyane Wade is on top of his game, the team is on top of the world.
The stylish Wade, who recently launched a neckwear line—Dwyane Wade for The Tie Bar—to complement his socks in the Dwyane Wade Collection, is second on the roster with 16.7 points per game, behind LeBron James and ahead of fellow Big 3 member Chris Bosh. Dwyane is also fourth in the league in steals, nabbing 22 in his nine games played.
Speaking of steals, Dwyane Wade recently put a career-high 8 steals in the stat sheets in Miami’s 110-104 home win over the Dallas Mavericks last Friday night, making him the second player in Heat history with an eight-assist, eight-steal game, joining long-retired hall of fame finalist Tim Hardaway.
“I was in a groove in a different kind of way,” said Wade via WFAA. “I was kind of in a zone defensively.”
Dwyane, with 150 points already, is on track for more than 1,300 points this season, depending on how many games he plays. It’s a far cry from the Dwyane Wade that put up three 2,000+ seasons in the last decade, something not lost on the Miami veteran, but his defensive contributions justify his presence on a nightly basis. With back-to-back games on the weekend, Wade played in both and managed only 4 points against the Charlotte Bobcats, and no steals.
“You’ve got to push through stuff, so I did as much as I could,” Wade said via the Sun Sentinel. “When I came out the second time, in the third quarter, I just told Coach that, ‘If you need me, I’ll be there. I’m going to go to the back and try to get some treatment.’ “
Wade made no bones about his performance.
“I would regret it,” Dwyane said, “if I was trying to lead the league in scoring.”
The Heat have another back-to-back beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, Novemebr 19, at home against the Atlanta Hawks. Dwyane Wade and the rest of the Miami squad then head to Orlando to take on the 4-6 Magic.
What do you think of Dwyane Wade’s season so far? Can the Miami veteran stay healthy long enough to help the Heat make another championship run?