Dwyane Wade Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week After Throwback Performances

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Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade was named Eastern Conference player of the week, and it was a well deserved awarding.

“They were running a bit more than usual,” Chris Bosh said after the latest win. “They kind of caught us off guard but we had to really just get used to the pace of the game and basically kind of slow it down and get what we want.”

Wade averaged 26.3 points per while helping the Heat to a 3-0 week; his post play has been impressive lately and cuts to the rim give LeBron James some great passing angles. Wade’s play will be the key to the Heat’s run at a three-peat and if he can keep his knee healthy enough until June, then they could be hoisting Larry O’Brien once again. James would certainly be pleased about that, and it would definitely make his claim of “Not Six, Not Seven” seem eerily possible, which just kind of makes my head explode from a basketball perspective. In any case, Wade will always have one more ring than James while they remain on the same team, which adds an interesting element to their friendship/competitive relationship.

The Heat are definitely the most fun team in the league to keep track of temperature-wise, but at the same time they do not really play meaningful basketball until the playoffs. They have already clinched a playoff berth in the weak East right? Just kidding folks.

One more piece coming your way today, and thanks as always. Peace and love.

Dave Daniels is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter: @AllDave_AllDay, like him on Facebook here or add him to your network on Google.

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