Everybody was dancing politely around Dwyane Wade on Wednesday, or as politely as one can while also asking, "Hey, I thought you were greatness. What happened?"
A question was asked about if he feared that he'd very soon reach a point where he just won't be able to do it? Only it was obvious "very soon" had been thrown in as a way of avoiding awkwardness.
"One day it'll happen," D-Wade said, "but not right now."
As he talked, I could not help wondering why he is the only one facing these questions. What if Wade is not Miami's only aging legend? What if Heat president and architect Pat Riley, too, has lost a step?
Can I say this? Is this basketball blasphemy?
Sorry, y'all. Because if the Big Three are an imperfect creation, if this grouping indeed has created so much pressure as to prevent winning, that is at least partially on Riley.
If this just does not work, that, too, is on Riley.
This is why, as much as LeBron James and Erik Spoelstra, D-Wade and Chris Bosh have riding o...