Dwyane Wade: Top 10 Clutch Shots of Career
Dwyane Wade's Most Clutch Shots
Dwyane Wade has had one of the most successful careers of any player currently in the NBA. In fact, he's had more success arguably than anyone in Miami Heat franchise history. How clutch has Wade been throughout his career? Well, he's been just about as good as anyone in the league right now.
With about a dozen game-winning shots in his career, I figured it was time to rank those clutch shots in order from least important or impressive to most impressive. However, since there aren't any "non-important" clutch shots to win games, so I will try my best to rank these in order from what they meant to the Heat at the time or what kind of implications they had on the future of the organization in terms of success.
It seems like any time the Heat had the ball with seconds left and a chance to win the game in the pre-LeBron James era, Wade had the ball in his hands and he came through more often than not. If there is one guy you would trust with the ball that isn't considered the top player on the team, it's Dwyane.
It has to feel good being trusted with the ball with very little time remaining and a chance to win the game. Wade has had that responsibility numerous times throughout his career and I'm sure it feels even better to hit the game-winning shot and be looked at as a hero by your fans.
Not every fan in the NBA likes Wade just because he plays for the evil Miami Heat, but everyone has to respect what he has done with his career and the kind of impact he has had on the organization that he's spend his entire career with.
Let's take a look at the 10 most clutch shots in Dwyane Wade's career and let me know which ones you think should have made this list.
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Honorable Mention: Minnesota Timberwolves (2011)
This was just unbelievable.
10. Charlotte Bobcats (2011)
The game-winner and the Superman celebration to Cam Newton.
9. New Jersey Nets (2009)
What a way to record your first points of the second half.
8. Utah Jazz (2007)
Talk about a shooter's bounce.
7. New Orleans Hornets (2006)
A little kiss off the glass.
6. New York Knicks (2005)
The Garden got pretty quiet after this.
5. Utah Jazz (2004)
The Jazz get torched once again on this list -- and yet another shooter's bounce.
4. Indianapolis Pacers (2012)
Putting the Pacers away in a renewed rivalry game.
3. Detroit Pistons (2006)
Wade led a spectacular comeback against the Pistons.
2. Chicago Bulls (2009)
This is his house. Don't you forget it.
1. New Orleans Hornets (2004)
Nothing beats a game-winner in a playoff game by a rookie.