LeBron James couldn’t have asked for a better scenario to win his first NBA title. Not only was he finally able to silence the critics who said he is incapable of winning big games, but he also put the Heat on his back and carried them most of the way. LeBron capped off an MVP regular season with an incredible postseason where he averaged more than 30 points and nearly 10 rebounds per game. Highlighted by a crucial Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals where he dropped 45 points, there is no arguing that LeBron was “the guy” during the playoffs.
For Dwyane Wade, that was a tough pill to swallow. Miami has been D-Wade’s team, but with a banged up knee and a teammate who was on another planet he had no choice but to step aside and let LeBron do his thing.
“It was hard for me to do it,” Wade admitted according to Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins, “but it was easy for me to do it for the team.”
James said Wade made it clear that he needed LeBron to be the guy in the postseason if the ...