Dwyane Wade is back! Vintage Flash has returned! The three-peat is coming! Perhaps I'm just excited, or maybe ahead I'm of the game, or whatever you want to call it. However, I'm positive my eyes did not deceive me last night as Dwyane Wade put on an exhilarating performance versus the San Antonio Spurs exploding for an incredible stat line of 25 points, 3 steals, and 7 assists.
As we all are aware, Wade hasn't been healthy as of late, but it seems as if those days have come and gone. In last night's contest, the Flash was back. Wade seemed healthy, and rejuvenated showcasing his career-defining speed and craftiness. He also shot and passed the ball with ease. Wade often shredded the defense with his crossovers, and spin dribbles. He also put Tim Duncan on the highlight reel, embarrassing him with his perfectly timed eurostep.
Dwyane's confidence is back, and he clearly demonstrated that he can handle the load without LeBron (the MVP sat out for maintenance reasons). It's evident that Wade's offseason plan is paying off as he seems lighter, and has more explosion which was something that had been mysteriously lacking in the last two seasons. Wade's knee woes appear to have vanished, and his training with Tim Grover is obvious as Wade's explosion is right back to where it was pre-Big Three era.
It almost seems as if Wade has something to prove as he goes into his contract year. Perhaps his recent "beef" with Kevin Durant has something to do with it, or perhaps Wade is doing everything in his power to convince LeBron to stay. Whatever the case, it appears as #3 is not ready to "pass the torch" and is ready to prove that he still one of the best shooting guards in the NBA.
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