We’re not quite sure if this is Dwyane Wade’s MVP season, but we sure do know what Emeka Okafor is good for: Posters.
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Wow. Slamadamonth and now this? Emeka’s all over the place!
damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wade is nasty!
putting his bid in for that top spot
Best player in the NBA? Not yet. But mostly because of his team. He’s back for real. Although 41 points to beat the Cats? Not good. Beasley can’t mature fast enough…
Dont jump son!
I love this slamadaday lets make it a mainstay! oh emeka… you’re getting the wade treatment
gotdamn! the rebound, splitting the defenders, beating the whole team 1 vs 5, then the slam. unbelievable
Yeah, to think if he wasn’t the 9th best player in the league….you know according to the SLAM Top 50.
I almost fell off the couch when I saw that one last night. It was nasty at full speed, but then when you see it in slo-mo, daaayum!
Wow… just wow… classic Dwyane… Mr. Wade is back in full force, thats for sure!!!
He carried the ball
Right on that gigantic okaforehead!
did he just say best player in the nba?
League leader in scoring at 28.9 per game, 7th is assists at 7.7 per, 11th in blocks at 1.75, 3rd in steals at 2.4 per. Hard to argue….
Eboy, i can argue with this: his team sucks. Wade is forced to do that much on a sh*tty team. Kobe’s offensive production is down because there are legit scorers all over the roster.
Justin, while I normally think you are of supreme intelligence when it comes to entertaining comments and sufficient basketball knowledge, you sir, are a simpleton this morning. The Heat are far from “suck” status at the moment….and defending Kobe, who isn’t even the 4th best player in the league at the moment, is pretty silly on your part.
I just love Dwyane’s game and moves, but gotta cosign Justin on that one… Wade is forced to put up those huge numbers in that team!!
Which doesnt mean he’s not a great great great player, of course
Or again, you could just re-read the stats I posted and conjur up some magical cure-all to why he isn’t the best PLAYER in the league, not the best guy on the best TEAM.
i didnt know lebron and kobe left the nba
Uhm…….yes……you are both right. It’s the holiday season, I can’t be mad.
Wow….I’m almost glad I haven’t been around that often.
Eboy, your point is just, but may I ask who are the 3rd and 2nd best players in the league, if Kobe isn’t in the top 3? Another reason I am not the biggest Wade fan: He averages damn near 4 turnovers a game. He is second in the league in Turnovers, only behind Ste. Jackson. Other top NBA players: Lebron is 29th in turnovers, Kobe is 36th in turnovers. Eboy, I welcome your response as always. And thank you for a better backhanded compliment than Nash gave Amare a few nights back
At least Emeka has his degree to fall back on.
The Heat are *much* better this season than I thought they’d be, Eboy. They’re impressing me. Oh, and I think the MVP voting will finish in this order: Bron, Wade, Kobe.
Ryne, I agree with you on the MVP voting this year, but the MVP rarely is the best player anymore *steve nash and dirk anyone*
Well, if you go off the first 20 games of the season, the best PLAYERS, not teams, are Wade, Bron, Bosh in that order. The season is still very long and sure Kobe has been wildly efficient, but he doesn’t have to do all that he used to have to do….you know when he was the stat stuffer instead of the win grabber….like the three guys I mentioned have to do. Their TEAMS dictate their style, that’s not their fault for having to do everything to make their teams competitive. It just so happens that all of a sudden the Cavs seem pertinent. I’d back off the statement about Wade if the Heat were….I don’t know…..2-19…like last season…but they are in the playoff mix and they are winning games regulary. For a team with a scoring roster like the Heat have….that’s pretty impressive….and that all falls on his shoulders. Kobe’s done that a few times in his career, no? And he was always in the top player discussion because of it, yes? Yes is the answer…if you are unsure.
i love the dunk. but i didn’t agree with the announcer: best player in the nba. i mean, lebron is still around, is he? as is kobe. i’m sure those two will have something to say about that.
Eboy, excellent point. And personally, I never said Wade wasnt a top player… Just not number one. And Bosh is playing bonkers this year, but for my money the best players in top 3 are Bron Wade Kobe. Through 20 games of course. And we can have the team dictates style discussion but Regardless when the majority of plays are called for one player, he does what he wants. Ala Kobe before the Gasol trade. Wade is in the top discussion, but he needs to stop turning it over 4 times a game. Because his 7.75 assists are totally cut in half (more than half technically) due to those turnovers. If we go by a +/- stat, he averages 29, about 4 assists and 5 boards. Still amazing, but hes not fully utilizing the 7.75 assists.
Uhm….Justin…..you do see who Wade has to pass the ball to, right? With the exception of Beasley, there really isn’t a player with great hands on the roster, and Wade and Beasley are playing very few minutes together. It’s surprising that the turnover number isn’t 8.6 a game, honestly.
Ohhhhh shiattt! direct, and utter facial. with a windup and straight down the lane. AWE-SOME Dunk (although i still prefer the tomahawk he put on Jermaine a few playoffs ago and any number of moves he had in the championship winning 06 playoffs). Flash is nasty good so far, but i fear for his health once again. 38, 41 point games to beat teams like the thunder or the B-cats? surely you’d want the others to contribute more, especially against weaker opponents? This early season scoring binge might just come back to bite him in the butt later in the season, even Bron and Mambiatch have dialeed back their high scoring ways (sure, they have more help, still..) seemingly in preparation for the marathon season ahead.
apropos, where Betcats at?
MR.24 and LeBoomm will easily crack his scoring stat if both of ‘em want to…, i’m not a Leboomm fan, but he’s better than wade, not to say Kobe…
Chalmers has the ability to shoot the 3 just fine, Haslem is suitable enough to catch a pass and reset the offense or drive in for a jumper in the lane. Marion’s production is way down but he’s still averaging 12.5, and has the verteran ability to not totally screw the offense over by catching a pass. Let’s just admit Wade plays too aggressive for the offense sometimes, and even when Kobe played on a helpless lakers team when he averages 35 with less help than wade had *third best player was SMUSH PARKER* he only got to 3 turnovers.
The triangle precludes that Justin (lack of turnovers, that is). Don’t try me, kid.
Eboy, you are a formidable opponent. But on that squad, NOBODY KNEW THE TRIANGLE OFFENSE! It’s a known fact of triangle lore that it takes years to know the offense, that roster was mostly newcomers, youngins, and newly traded players with no triangle knowledge. With the exception of Odom and MAYBE Devean George, nobody but Kobe knew WTF was going on in the triangle. At least concede that point, Darth Eboy. I am a Jedi, like Charles Barkley before me.
I’ll give you that, but I know Phil’s presence keeps dudes on their toes from training camp to the end of the season, meaning, making mistakes in his system is a huge misgiving and will keep your ass glued to the bench. I’m not sure if Eric Spoelstra has that type of swag over this Heat team just yet like the Zen Master.
Eboy – top 5 MVP candidates in your opinion at the moment?
Btw – it’s been about 9 months since I’ve commented on this site, good to see the same commentators still up and about haha.
Welcome back to the motherland Adrian! Eboy- nice discussion. I think we’ve run both points to their course. Out of curiosity, what are your thoughts on Marion becoming lackluster now?
in no particular order:
Justin, I hated the move from the first day. I don’t miss Shaq’s contract, but I don’t enjoy the ugliest shot in basketball being on the squad I cheer for. Plus he’s really not the same dude he was, even just a season and a half ago. It sucks.
The Robot? haha I nominate Brother Redbush into the MVP discussion.
If it wasn’t for Timmy while the foreign contignet was out, the Spurs would be the Thunder.
29 – 5 – 7 – 1.5 – 2 … that looks awfully familiar
I despise it as well, but in my view it isn’t the ugliest- At least Marion’s shot looks the same every time; When Harongody from Notre Dame gets to the NBA, he will be the ugliest shot ever. WAIT, I forgot Cole Aldrich at KU, when HE gets to the league it will be the worst ever. When Cole shoots, he makes Marion’s shot look like string music
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