Got into a conversation today about LeBron and wade how Wade has 3 trophies and LeBron 2. So yes…. Wade has one more trophy. Well it’s obvious he got two of them from LeBron. But what about the first one? Here is the roster of the 05-06 team:
C – Shaquille O’Neal, Alonzo Mourning, Michael Doleac, Earl Barron
PF – Udonis Haslem, Wayne Simien
SF – Antoine Walker, James Posey, Jason Kapono
SG – Dwyane Wade, Derek Anderson, Shandon, Anderson, Dorell Wright
PG – Jason Williams, Gary Payton
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This was a solid team. Williams was one of the best PG that year. Haslem made Shaq better. Wade actually had a good backup with Anderson. Same with Williams with Payton.
Just for fun…let’s look at the Cavs roster for that year:
C – Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, Anderson Varejão, Martynas Andriuskevicius
PF – Drew Gooden, Donyell Marshall, Alan Henderson
SF – LeBron James, Sasha Pavlović Stephen Graham/Ira Newble
SG – Larry Hughes, Flip Murray, Luke Jackson
PG – Eric Snow, Damon Jones
They lost in the second round to the Detroit Pistons with Chauncey Billups, Ben Wallace, and Rasheed Wallace. Detroit was a force. They hit hard in the center and Billups was lights out on the perimeter. Oh…And Prince was stellar as well. So who defeated Detroit that year? Hmmmmmm…. miami
The only point I’m making is you can’t compare Wade getting three championships to LeBron getting two. LeBron was the Cavs. He had no help. Wade got two more because of LeBron. The first trophy LeBron got for Wade was with him leading in 5 areas which included points per game in the playoffs with over 27 and you would think the highest scorer would have been last in assists right? Wrong. LeBron also led in assist per game with over 5. Wade didn’t lead in any stat area that season or playoffs. And pretty much a repeat the following year.
So yeah. Miami…. You might still have Wade… But Wade didn’t get you those trophies. No offense… at least when LeBron left you guys he gave you two championships. When he left Cleveland… we were left with a press conference spectacular. Should be kissing his feet rather than making comments. The point in all of this is…Wade…. you got two extra rings thanks to LeBron. LeBron… you got two rings for being on a team that had more scorers than teams with just one good player. The man averaged the same points as he did with the Cavs. So what did this social experiment prove? Give LeBron a team and he will win.
Again… not a LeBron fan here. But I am looking forward to this season because he is getting a team. And it’s not going to be like 05-06. This year could be the best nba basketball we’ve had since Jordan and Magic. If anything… LeBron leaving IS WHAT THE NBA HAS BEEN NEEDING. The story of the Cavs vs the Heat when LeBron left was a one sided affair. Now that LeBron had left the Heat and back to Cleveland…. we have ourselves a great story. THIS IS WHAT THE NBA NEEDS!