NBC golf analysts Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller were discussing Tiger Woods' Saturday at Olympic as he wrapped up a disappointing, at least by his standards, day of golf.
"It's almost brutal."
"And Tiger, having a lead in a major and shooting a 75 in a big, big crucial round is just unthinkable."
"Absolutely. Never would have dreamed it. But again, it is a different time."
Dwyane Wade has been getting crushed like this all playoffs. And thinking about D-Wade for this column -- his game, his legacy, his NBA Finals -- and listening to them talk Tiger on Saturday, I had an epiphany:
1) Comparing a player to himself is almost always unfair.
2) We are on the wrong guy.
Wade already won a championship. He did so basically by himself in 2006. OK, he got a little help from NBA ref Bennett Salvatore and a little from Shaq and a lot from Pat Riley. In what I like to call winning time, when shots absolutely had to go down, D-Wade delivered again and again and again.