Dwyane Wade has struggled mightily in the postseason playing through an injured knee, averaging 14.2 points, he broke through Thursday night and delivered a performance - 32 points, six assists, four rebounds and six steals – reminiscent of his days as “Flash,” a “greatest in the universe” superhero nickname given to him by former teammate Shaquille O’Neal prior to the Heat’s 2006 title run.
LeBron James on Wade according to NBA.com:
“No matter how great you are, no matter what your resume is, to have a game like this, it lets you know that you’re still one bad — you know the next two words. I can’t say, my kids might be watching. That dude was amazing. Like I said, he was ’06 Flash tonight.”
According to Fox Sports Florida:
“Yeah, (Heat swingman) Mike Miller kept calling me Flash all night,” Wade said of providing permission for the nickname to be rolled out again even if he had wanted a new identity when Miami’s Big Three came together.