Originally Posted by moremilk
you're just proving his point, in that particular scenario, the best outcome would have been a hard foul on wade and probably the same amount of points scored + an extra foul on bargnani. The bigger issue was wade coming down the lane without any opposition for his primary defender.
It's the fact that Bargnani
was too scared to help out on D in the paint in that scenario that was the problem. Even Jack Armstrong called him out. For one, Wade isn't a good free throw shooter so saying he would have the same amount of points scored if he went to the line is ridiculous. Second, it's also about paint intimidation. Drawing a hard foul on the Heat's players can cause them to think twice of attacking the basket, thus settling for jumpshots. Knowing Wade he would continue to attack the basket, but it could definitely intimidate other players, and plus like I said earlier, it's better for Wade to earn his points, especially since he shoots 73% from the line.