The full-sized Wade, meanwhile, looks poised to give LeBron James a run for the league scoring title this season if the Heat have to keep relying on its only proven method to win games: stay close, then dont let anyone but Wade touch the ball in the fourth quarter. The returns on this stratagem so far: at least the Heat does not suck. It took Miami 24 games to win just seven last year; in 2008, it took 13. So what if it takes 38 or 40 points a night from Wade? Its kind of cooler that way, so long as you ignore how tired hell be by the playoffs. Just go watch his ankle breaker remix on YouTube. Or catch him live at the American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami) on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets begin at $5, and are available by calling 786-777-4667 or visiting heat.com.
Mon., Dec. 8, 2008