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Old 08-30-2008, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heat Riley: "I think Dwyane Wade is the greatest player in the world.”

Pat says he isn't being bias, but is he? Does a healthy Wade make him the greatest player in the world?

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HEAT President Pat Riley was in attendance and offered inspiring words about the four-time HEAT All-Star. He said he is looking forward to a completely healthy Wade rebounding this season from knee and shoulder surgeries to being among the elite once again.

“In my humble opinion,” Riley said addressing the crowd, “and I’m not biased, I’m knowledgeable. I think Dwyane Wade is the greatest player in the world.”
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The year they won it all, he was the greatest player in the world, and he hasnt been healthy since. He was the best player on Team USA which at this moment in time is the greatest team in the world? Agree with him or not, he has the right to make this statement.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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When Healthy he's #3 IMO, behind Lebron & Kobe.
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Wasn't he just trying to shop him for the Bulls #1 pick?
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, that joke of a deal that some people on here actually liked for Wade, one version being Wade+#2 for #1 and parts, and the other being Wade just for the #2. I know Wades injury prone but until he has a major, serious injury that forces him to retire hes still going to play a good chunk of games when they have some good pieces around him and theyre winning. Hes still a top 5-6 player in the league.

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Of course Riley is gonna say that. He's the president of the team.

If he didnt say that I would think he is loosing his mind.
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no way is he's the best. his style of play is attractive, but he can't shoot and he can't stay healthy. it's been an on-going discussion for years about Bosh and wade. Bosh 10 out of 10 times.
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Of course Riley is gonna say that. He's the president of the team.

If he didnt say that I would think he is loosing his mind.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Dwyane is the best player on the Heat.
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But is he the best in the world? IMO he isn't
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No, he's not.

Kobe and Lebron are both better.
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Hell, how much longer till he's no longer considered the best player on his team? Beasley could end up being a beast.
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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.
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I dont get why you would insult me when im just contributing to the thread.... grow up.
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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.
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I dont get why you would insult me when im just contributing to the thread.... grow up.
Why don't you grow up, pimpery?
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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.
I guess we have to agree to disagree on this one, im not sure if he is the best player in the world, but to me he is definately one of the best.

Shaq wasnt an MVP type Shaq that Kobe was getting in the Lakers championships when the Heat won, back then he was the main focus but on the Heat it really was Wade.

The arguement can go everyway on Team USA for every player, considering most teams just played zone and didnt double much i think the arguement moot, you cant really double and definately cant triple players on that team, so the floor was open to Kobe and LeBron just as much, but to me Wade was by far the most impressive player offensively.

I have no doubt, Beasley wont be as good a player as Wade, i think Beasley will be a 2nd tier allstar at best, Wade is All-NBA when healthy.
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If Wade got the same calls as most everyone else in the NBA he would be in Maghette's class. Seems like everytime he touches the ball and someone looks at him its a foul. This year I wouold say that if you speak his name it will result in a technical foul and being burned at the stake.
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If Wade got the same calls as most everyone else in the NBA he would be in Maghette's class. Seems like everytime he touches the ball and someone looks at him its a foul. This year I wouold say that if you speak his name it will result in a technical foul and being burned at the stake.
He also takes the ball to the rim hard more then anyone i've ever seen, sometimes foolishly in terms of how much risk he puts himself in. That kind of reputation helps garner calls.
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