Found January 12, 2012 on
Ball Don't Lie:
Ever since "The Decision," the basketball cognoscenti have argued over who should take over in crunch time for the Miami Heat. Dwyane Wade has proven his mettle in the closing moments of games many times, as has LeBron James, even if people don't always like to admit it. However, there are expectations for LeBron as a once-in-a-generation talent, and any situation in which he doesn't take over down the stretch reflects poorly on him for much of the basketball-watching public.
Still, James and Wade are on the same team, and the decision over who should be the main guy at the end of games can't be defined by the expectations we've placed on one of those players since he was 16 years old. In fact, the third member of Miami's trio of stars thinks the decision is pretty easy. Here's what Chris Bosh had to say in an interview with Mark Anthony Green in this month's GQ (via TBJ):
GQ: Quick hypothetical, toes aside: Let's say the game was tied. 10 ...
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade returned to the lineup for Tuesday's tilt against the Golden State Warriors after being sidelined for the past three games with a bruised left foot.
Wade was hurt when his foot was stepped on by an opposing player in a game against Charlotte on Dec. 28. He played through the injury for the next three games before sitting out the last three.
In the balancing act of how patient the Miami Heat want to be with Dwyane Wade versus the need to have him on the court, the scales have tipped in the other direction. Wade was back in the starting lineup for the Heat against the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night, reports our own Ira Winderman…
Dwyane Wade indicated doctors have not ruled out plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
When Dwyane Wade went down with an injury, Terrel Harris helped fill the void.
The Heat choked last night as they were outscored 39-22 in the 4th quarter and O.T. last night. Dwyane Wade (34 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals and 1 blocked shot) and LeBron James (26 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals) led the way for the Heat last night. Chris Bosh (16 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 blocked shot) and Mario Chalmers (12 points, 1 rebound...
Dwyane Wade is back in the starting lineup for the Miami Heat against the Golden State Warriors after missing the last three games with a bruised left foot.
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DENVER -- Denver coach George Karl called Miami before Friday's night's game likely the best team in the NBA.
Perhaps he was wrong.
As far as the NBA standings are concerned, the Heat aren't even the best NBA team in their state.
Miami (8-4) dropped its third straight game 117-104 to the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center to fall a half game behind Orlando in the Southeast...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Dorell Wright scored 20 points and made a season-high six 3-pointers, including a tying shot late in
regulation, and the short-handed Golden State Warriors spoiled Dwyane Wade's return with a 111-106 overtime victory over the
Miami Heat on Tuesday night.
Dorell Wright scored 20 points and made a season-high six 3-pointers, including a tying shot late in regulation, and the short-handed Golden State Warriors spoiled Dwyane Wade's return with a 111-106 overtime victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.
The former Miami forward also converted a go-ahead 3-pointer in the extra period, ending Golden State's five-game losing...
The Heat only shot 39.5% from the floor last night and they were outscored 9-3 in O.T. last night which doomed them. LeBron James finished up with 23 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals last night, but, he only shot 7 of 19 from the floor while turning the ball over six times! Mario Chalmers had a solid game offensively with 18 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists last night...