Well i went Iverson over wade and it pains me to do this because this is closer and wade is very good but T mac by a tiny sliver.
T-mac is better in everything but defense.. Idk, i'll go with Mac.
Wade has never been as good as McGrady was in his 2-3 best years and that's the question, so him. But Wade's obviously had the better career.
T-mac's prime is as good as Kobe's.. So definitely better than Wade's.
Prime Tmac pretty easily. Stretches the floor more shooting from beyond 3, more versatile playing 1-4, better passer/equal perimeter defender, and overall better scorer.
I would take 02-03 T-mac over anyone today, other than LeBron. Wade was limited, his 3pt shot was never consistent enough. T-mac could disable an opponent multiple ways. Wade was fortunate to get all those whistle goes his way when he drove in.
I would like to win some playoff series.
TMac- 27.6/6.8/5.3 on .44/.35/.77 with 1.6 steals and .9 blocks a game. ONLY 2.6 turnovers a game.
Kobe- 27.1/6/5.5 on .45/.33/.84 with 1.7 steals and .6 blocks a game. With 3.2 turnovers a game.
Kobe was passing it to the most dominant inside force of all time (Shaq, duh) and 3 very good spot up shooters in Fisher, Horry, and Fox.
McGrady was flanked by Mike Miller (rarely), Grant Hill (even more rarely)... but usually Pat Garrity, Darrell Armstrong and a slew of other wanna-bees like Tyron Lue or Troy Hudson. McGrady caught a bunch of players at the wrong time in their careers... Yao (injury), Hill (injuerd), Mike Miller (young and injured), Kemp (old), Drew Gooden (too young), Horace Grant (old as balls). Kobe had better luck with his teams.
Not saying TMac was definitely the best wing in the game during that period but it is very debatable, esp. when you look at the talent pool around each guy.
I'll take TMac, he put more pressure on the D... TMac in his prime, flanked with noone, never finished out of the playoffs... unlike Wade's one team finsihing with 15 wins... I know I know, Wade only played 60 games that season. But how about Wade's teams getting bounced in the first round every year after they won the title until they grab LBJ.