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    If the Miami Heat Traded Wade, the Heat fans wouldnt notice until the playoffs start next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKLYNpigeon View Post
    If the Miami Heat Traded Wade, the Heat fans wouldnt notice until the playoffs start next season.
    Is Wade still on the team?

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    That they admit the big 3 was a failure (assuming they win no rings).
    That'd be the best business decision since he's the least effective of the big 3.

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    It would be a smart move by Miami if they can get proper value for him. He's overrated and now would be the time to cash in on that. Especially considering his style of play combined with the fact that it's going to be all downhill from here. Over 30 years old, relies heavily on his athleticism. You do the math... He hasn't developed enough of a shot and evolved his game enough to age gracefully. Win the ship this year and deal him for good value and that is a smart move by Miami IMO.

    Whether it will actually be done though is hard to say. Easier said than done considering all he has done for that organization. There would probably be a good deal of fanbase backlash.

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    Also, win or lose this year the fact remains that the pieces don't fit in Miami. They are just so damn good individually (and especially LeBron) that they can overcome it. You can't tell me though that a team that goes through such difficult stretches in games has great chemistry and it's working great. They are amazing in transition because of their athleticism, they are very good defensively, but when forced to play in half court, and especially when kept out of the paint in half court they are extremely painful to watch. Sometimes for very long stretches in games. Like Bobcats bad at times... So with that being said, again if they can move him for a piece or pieces that fit better it's a smart move. Whether Miami fans want to admit that reality or not.
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    If I was a buisness owner, I would give Pat Riley props for keeping the well being of the franchise above all else, because Wade has helped the Heat become one of the most popular teams in the NBA. No one has done more for the Heat than Alonzo Mourning and Shaq, but let's not forget that Wade had a huge finals in 06 and was a big reason why they won the title.

    And, although it was Pat Riley who helped talk Wade, Bosh, and James into signing for less to play in Miami, it was Wade who talked and became friends with James during the olympics. It's easier to play for a team when your close friend plays for the same team.

    As a fan, I wouldn't be happy with this. I would give Pat Riley more time to find a combination of players who fit with the big 3. Since this kind of big 3 hasn't existed in the league for a long while, it's going to take time and opportunity to get the right players around them.

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    wtf? they are 2 wins from a championship with an injured wade...

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinnum1 View Post
    wtf? they are 2 wins from a championship with an injured wade...
    They were last year as well but with a healthy Wade.
    "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."
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    Loyalty and family has always been a big part of Arison and the Heat, so a lot of Heat fans would feel betrayed. He's beloved here. He brought us our first championship. He's carried our team to the playoffs for years. He's our best player in franchise history (it will be LeBron by the end of his career, but for now it's Wade).
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    Quote Originally Posted by JordansBulls View Post
    They were last year as well but with a healthy Wade.
    Yes, but last year they didn't have a (mentally) healthy LeBron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JordansBulls View Post
    They were last year as well but with a healthy Wade.
    Yah but LeBron was mentally weak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaSeba5 View Post
    Yah but LeBron was mentally weak.
    True that. LeBron looks determined this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlundi86 View Post
    That they're smart. This is a business first, not a social networking venture.

    Wade and Bosh for Dwight and Ryan Anderson would benefit both sides greatly.


    Good wish there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KB-Pau-DH2012 View Post
    I like how JordansBulls gives absolutely no credit to Shaq for that 06 championship.

    People have to understand that it was both Shaq & Riles running that team.

    Shaq was the one who told Riles that Eddie Jones was a proven playoff choker and should have been traded, so Riles made the trade to get Posey and Williams from Memphis.

    Shaq was the one who enticed guys like GP and Toine to come as he was friends with them for a long time.


    Zo looked at the chance to rejoin Riles and not have to carry much burden as much as he once had to has the franchise player in Miami by just backing up Shaq and giving good minutes off the bench.


    It was Shaq who helped with the growth of UD and taught him the intangibles of being a productive big man in this league.
    None of that would have mattered if Wade was not Wade in those finals. Shaq was still huge but in no way, form, or shape Miami would even sniff winning if Wade didn't go Jordan vs the Mavs. Miami would be swept by Dallas if Wade was not supernatural.
    It's Shaq who I feel is responsible for creating the culture of attracting superstars to Miami as when he was given the option of where to be traded in 2004, he picked Miami out of all the places because he knew that him and Riles could create championship magic.
    No. It was Zo and Timmy years prior Shaq came in.

    He's the one who paved the way for guys like Bosh and LeBron eventually joining the Heat 6 yrs after he did it. He created that culture, not D-Wade.
    BS. There is no culture. LeBron and Bosh came to Miami ONLY because they knew they could play with Wade. Shaq has absolutely nothing to do with. If Wade was not in Miami both of LeBron and Bosh would laugh at the possibility of coming to Miami.


    And with his past successes and failures with Kobe, Shaq taught D-Wade how to be a winner, and it was Shaq's presence that created those open lades for Wade because Shaq was the hugest force that garnered the most attention. Shaq made Wade into a better player and a championship player.
    Absolutely. Shaq helped Wade grow as he should as the veteran player. But he helped Kobe more than anyone else.
    Shaq does not get his due for what Miami basketball is today, and that's a real shame.
    Pretty ironic coming from Kobe fans. Kobe fans these days try hardest to tribute Kobe as the man of three peat years.
    Shaq gets plenty of respect from Miami fanbase. Miami wouldn't win the championship without him but it's also true that Miami would probably get swept with Wade being Wade in the finals.

    If it wasn't for Shaq basically changing that entire Miami Heat culture, D-Wade with LeBron and Bosh would still be vying for that first championship.
    Shaq didn't change Miami culture. In Pat Riley's system no one gets to change anything. The moment Shaq tried he got kicked out. Shaq is is a top 5 talent in my book but his attitude is an automatic negative for a franchise.


    Kobe fans: Degrade Shaq in every possible way when we are talking about Kobe. Make him look as great as possible when it's about Wade.




    Quote Originally Posted by KB-Pau-DH2012 View Post
    What are you talking about? Wade was exploring his options in Chicago and New York just like LeBron.
    Yeah, may be out of appreciation of their interest. Or may be it was all planned by Riley. Most Miami fans knew Wade was never leaving if Miami landed another star player, which was an automatic out of Bosh, Boozer, Amare, etc.
    Last edited by naps; 06-19-2012 at 02:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcav701 View Post
    Dwight will get traded for young players, not 30 year olds.

    Anyways what about Wade to Charlotte for the #2 pick and Augustine?

    Gets Miami away from making tough decisions when the new CBA kicks in and it give Charlotte their marketable star.
    Jesus!
    Last edited by naps; 06-19-2012 at 02:50 AM.

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    Wade will retire as a Miami Heat. He's a lifetime Heat. PERIOD. I would bet anything on it except my life. There are tons of reasons why he won't be traded, even if some good trades are being offered. It's a business but it's not a business for just one or two years. It's about the future as well. Miami Heat is a first class organization and they have created a culture there.
    Last edited by naps; 06-19-2012 at 03:04 AM.

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