Mike Dunleavy Says D-Wade Carries the Ball

by December 05, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

My absolute favorite move in Dwyane Wade’s vast offensive repertoire is the one where, on a pick, he splits the double team right down the middle and dives through the lane for the inevitably spectacular finish at the rim. Oftentimes, he does it illegally. And I’m not the only one who’s noticed.

From the Sun-Sentinel:

“His ability to carry the ball right now, he’s getting away with that,” Dunleavy said. “He [carries] left to right, right to left, but he just does it fast so nobody sees it, I guess.”

When told of Dunleavy’s assertion, D-Wade wasn’t upset, and implored the Clips coach to find a better use of his time.

“There’s a lot of things going on that could be called,” Wade said. “So if you want to nitpick at everything, then he doesn’t have enough to do. He needs to do something else.”

I don’t care if he carries the ball once in a while; everyone does it. Much like a patented Allen Iverson crossover, as long as the end-result is entertaining, you’ll hear no complaints from me. Sorry, coach Dunleavy.