Dwyane Wade misses a few game where LeBron James takes over and all of a sudden people start to talk about whether the Heat are a better team with Dwyane Wade.
Are you kidding me?
I don’t care if they are the same type of player at the same position, having two of the top 5 players in the league in a sport where you only have five guys on the court at once makes you an automatic championship contender every year. You think the Lakers would mind having Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol if they could make it happen?
The truth is, the Heat without Wade are a slightly improved version of the Cavs that got swept in the finals. With him, they get within two games of the championship with a supporting crew composed mostly of guys like Bibby and Ilgauskas. What LeBron James is doing is simply picking up the slack, as is Chris Bosh. With a guaranteed 25-30 points a night sitting on the bench, somebody has to score those points. The last two games, Mike Miller and Shane Battier have picked up some of the slack as well.
Now all this talk has not been lost Wade, who took to Twitter to have some fun with the #WithoutWade Hashtag.
For those of you that don’t know, L2MS means laughing to myself, something Wade made up that has actually caught on in the twitterverse.
It doesn’t matter if you are one of the top 10 people in the world at something, if people are saying that your workplace might be better without you, it has to sting a little. Knowing the way athletes are, I would hate to be in Dwyane Wade’s way when he comes back. Even though he is “laughing to himself” you can be sure that he plans on #HTTL
Having The Last Laugh.
By the way, #WithoutWade… How you doin’ Gaby?