• Shreveporttimes.com • Weather • Calendar • Jobs • Cars • Real Estate • Apartments • Shopping • Classifieds • Dating

Thursday, June 15, 2006

That Wade kid can play a little

A couple seasons ago, a local college football coach was watching an NBA game with a rookie guard who was making shot after shot, play after play.

The coach's reaction? That kid's pretty good.

That kid is indeed pretty good and he proved it again Thursday night on the biggest stage in his sport.

Sure LeBron James has lived up to the hype, which was nearly impossible given his post as the second coming of everything except the man upstairs. But Dwyane Wade has proven to be almost as good and a lot more underappreciated.

Wade pumped in 36 points to lead a dismantling of the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. But, his play of the game may have been keeping Shaq from tearing Jerry Stackhouse's head off and risking a suspension.

As it is, Wade seems primed to become the first of the Big 3 from the 2003 Draft (James, Wade and Carmelo Anthony) to get a ring.


Post a Comment

<< Home