With the Miami Heat down 2-0 in the series and facing a must win in game three, Dwyane Wade put together one of the greatest performances in NBA Finals history. Wade completely took over the game scoring 42 points and rallying the heat from a 13 point deficit in the fourth quarter. He was unstoppable in the fourth quarter, hitting clutch shot after clutch shot. This moment proved to shift the momentum of the series in Miami’s favor as they would go on to win the next three games and capture their first ever NBA title.
In just his second year in the NBA, Wade was already making his case as one of the best young players in the league. This performance I believe made everyone realize that Wade has a bright future ahead of him. With the scored tied at 79 and less than five seconds remaining in the game, Wade made a incredible crossover to get past Baron Davis, which led him to knocking down the game winning shot. This shot put Miami up 1-0 in the series.
Wade’s 2010 All-Star Game performance proved to be one of the performances in NBA All-Star Game history. He scored 28 points, dished out 11 assists, grabbed six rebounds and had five steals to lead the Eastern Conference to 141-139 victory. The incredible performance led him to being named the 2010 All-Star game MVP. He put on a show for fans around the world with his acrobatic dunks and his half court alley-oops to his teammates.
In 2007 and 2008, Wade battled multiple injuries that made him to miss significant time in those two seasons. After months of rehabbing, Wade was finally healthy for the 2009 season and it looked like superstar did not miss a beat. A game that I felt showed he was back to his old form was against the Chicago Bulls. He single handedly carried the Heat that night and his spectacular performance was capped off by a buzzer to win the game in double overtime in front of his home fans.