Originally Posted by Ugo Ferst
So, nobody agrees he was the best player on Team USA, and last time i checked Kobe and Lebron are both on it?
To say Beasley will be better anytime soon is foolish, people have forgotten so quickly how good Wade really is and how unstopable he can be.
You're telling me that potentially Beasley won't become the better player? There's not even a doubt in your mind that it'll happen?
Wade looks great when he's surrounded by talent which doesn't allow teams to focus on him. When they acquired Shaq and Shaq was an MVP calibre talent at that time, Wade seemed to be the greatest player in the world, but moreso because of Shaq occupying so much of the defensive attention. Cue in some phantom fouls and a very good player (not saying he's terrible) became a great player. Once this presence was removed Wade simply went back down to being a very exceptional player but not one of the best players ni the game.
Same thing in the Olympics. Alot of the defensive attention was paid to Kobe and LeBron. Wade fed off the attention they received plus the attention Deron Williams and Chris Paul received. Really, without the PGs doing so much in the Olympics Dwayne Wade doesn't look as good as he did.
Is Wade a very good player? Yes. Is he one of the best players in the world? No.