MMPG: Player of the Week
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
Before he was flanked by Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, there wasn't a better one-man show in the NBA than Kobe Bryant. Now, that title belongs to Dwyane Wade, who is taking out his revenge on the NBA after winning just 15 games during an injury-plagued season last year in Miami.
Wade, the NBA's leading scorer, averaged 32.7 points, 8.3 assists, 5 rebounds and -- get this -- 2.7 blocks while leading the Heat to road victories over Golden State and Utah and a home win over Oklahoma City. He also shot 49.3 percent from the floor in those contests.
Last week, TNT analyst Charles Barkley described the Heat as Michael Jackson and a bunch of Tito Jacksons. But there is no way Miami (11-9) won a season-high three in a row without a little help from Jermaine, Marlon and, of course, Udonis. Like Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, I keed, I keed.
But, seriously, for those wondering how a team can be competitive without reliable options at point guard or center, the answer is, you make sure you have a Wade.
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