Dwayne Wade was named a starter to the 2009 NBA All-Star game last night for the 4th straight season. It will be D-Wade's 5th straight All-Star appearance, and he has averaged 14.5 points, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals in his 25.0 minutes in his previous All-Star games. Wade had also won back-to-back "Skills Challenge" titles before falling last year to Utah's Deron Williams.
Wade was the 4th highest vote getter in 2009, 1st among Eastern Conference guards. This year saw a major spike in the amount of votes, as the top 5 vote getters from this year replaced the top 5 of all time. The 2.57 million votes given to Yao Ming in 2005 was the previous top mark, replaced this year by Dwight Howard (3.15 mil), Lebron James (2.94), Kobe Bryant (2.80), Dwayne Wade (2.74) and Tim Duncan (2.57).
Wade has been leading the NBA in scoring for a while now, and his 28.8 ppg doesn’t look nearly as impressive to us Heat fans as it does around the league. Wade scoring 25+ points is no longer a big deal when watching him, because as good as Dwayne is, he SHOULD be scoring that much. He also ranks 2nd in the NBA in steals with 2.27 spg, and he is 9th in assists (7.3 apg).
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