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Miami Heat can Wade no longer

by james on November 6th, 2007

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

The Miami Heat are in a world of hurt.

Pat Riley admits they are not very good right now.

They need to get Dwyane Wade back as soon as possible.

Shaq is no longer able to handle the load on his own.

That is why a recent practice was so important.

Dwyane Wade’s surgically repaired knee survived its first real test with no setbacks. During Wade’s first full-contact practice this season with the Miami Heat, rookie center Joel Anthony threw his 6-foot-9, 260-pound body toward the 2006 NBA finals MVP as the guard headed toward the basket. …

The good news for the Heat was that Wade reported no problems related to his left knee or left shoulder — both of which were operated on May 15 — after practice Monday.

The bad news for the franchise is that Wade still doesn’t know when he’ll be ready to return to the Miami lineup, which could clearly use a boost after a 0-3 start. source

In the wide open and in many cases weak Eastern Conference, the duo of Shaq and Wade would still like to comment on this season.

NBA Dwyane Wade factoid - One of Wade’s more memorable collegiate moments came in the 2003 Midwest Regional Final in the NCAA Tournament in Minneapolis. Against heavily favored, top-ranked and top-seeded Kentucky Wildcats, Wade recorded a triple-double with 29 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists.[11] His triple double was just the third ever in NCAA Tournament history.[11] Wade’s accomplishment helped lead Marquette over the Wildcats 83–69 and into the Final Four. source

It has been a tough road back for one of the NBA’s brightest stars.

Wade dislocated his left shoulder in February and missed most of the final two months of the regular season, plus was hobbled by the condition called “jumper’s knee” when he came back for Miami’s short stint in the playoffs.

So he had both conditions repaired at the same time in mid-May, being told the rehabilitation process would take about six months — meaning he’s actually a bit ahead of schedule.

If Wade comes back at full strength then Miami will be a factor in the East, but they can not afford to keep piling up losses in the meantime.

The Heat need Wade and they need him now.

NBA Basketball Fan Question With Wade can the Heat win it all?

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3 opinions for Miami Heat can Wade no longer

  • Al Swearengen
    Nov 9, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    Are the Heat as good of a defensive team as they were when they won the championship? Is this team in market decline?

    And how much of a prick is Pat Riley? A Van Gundy is ploting his murder somewhere right now.

  • james
    Nov 10, 2007 at 12:56 am

    Don’t you think the Riley message goes to deaf ears after a while? Kind of like baseball and Billy Martin.

  • Al Swearengen
    Nov 11, 2007 at 12:56 am

    Yea, I suppose so. Still, taking over the team like that was as low as it gets.

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