Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade was a paint wrecking, defense altering, glass shattering machine. Prime Flash was doing his thing in Dade County way before LeBron James decided to come to South Beach, don’t believe me? Ask any Dallas Mavericks fan.  Whether he got a hand from the officials or not during the 06 Finals, Wade absolutely demolished Dallas in games three through six. It was a whooping of biblical proportions. One of the best NBA Finals performances to ever grace the the hardwood.

Wade wasn’t the same guy during the Heatles run but still stood tall as a star in his own right. Three Championships, back-to-back top five MVP finishes, and a Finals MVP isn’t a bad haul for the second best player to come out of the 2003 draft class.

The Resume:

11x All-Star

8x All-NBA

3x All-NBA Defense

All-Star MVP

Finals MVP

3x Champion


How did the guys rank him?

The Flag Bearer: Will Reeve (20).

The Barn Burner: Jacob Noble (51).

How did the other guys rank Wade: Josh Eberley (22), Justin Rowan (22), Justin Salkin (24), Robert Littal (27), Shane Young (27), Brian Geltzeiler (27), Justin Termine (28), Matt Drappel (32), James Holas (32), Adi Joseph (39), Lang Greene (40), and Marc Griffin (42).


06 Wade


#28 Thursday, September 10th.


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Josh Eberley – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JoshEberley

Jacob Noble – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JacobNoble_HC

James Holas – hoopscritic.com / BballBreakdown, @SnottieDrippen

Adi Joseph – sportingnews.com, @AdiJoseph

Matt Drappel – sportsnet.ca, @MattyD416

Justin Rowan – fearthesword.com / hoopslounge.com, @Cavsanada

Robert Littal – blacksportsonline.com, @BSO

Shane Young – hoopshabit.com, @YoungNBA

Justin Termine – Sirius XM NBA / cinesport.com host, @TermineRadio

Marc Griffin – hoopslounge.com / sportsnet.ca, @montrealmarc

Lang Greene – basketballinsiders.com, @LangGreene

Justin Salkin – hoopscritic.com / brooklynsbeat.com, @brooklynsbeat

Will Reeve – awfsports.com / Host of the All Weather Fan Podcast, contributor for hoopscritic.com @WillReeveJr

and of course,

Brian Geltzeiler – hoopscritic.com / Sirius XM NBA / the-cauldron.com / 120sports.com, @hoopscritic


Links to previous #HCHot50 pages:

HCHot50 Intro / Missed the Cut

#50 Pete Maravich

#49 Dave Cowens

#48 Wes Unseld

#47 Dolph Schayes

#46 Paul Pierce

#45 Kevin Durant

#44 Dominique Wilkins

#43 Chris Paul

#42 Bill Walton

#41 Gary Payton

#40 Elvin Hayes

#39 Clyde Drexler

#38 Allen Iverson

#37 Steve Nash

#36 Willis Reed
#35 George Mikan
#34 Patrick Ewing
#33 Kevin McHale
#32 Jason Kidd
#31 George Gervin
#30 Walt Frazier

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