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Old 05-31-2013, 04:02 AM   #1
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Default What the f*** happened to Wade's jumper?

I was just watching a nice clip of Wade in game 4 of the 2006 NBA Finals:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6mi9K53L4c

And in the vid I was looking at Wade's jump-shot form and it's IMPECCABLE. His mid-range jumper was cash.

Now fast-forward to 2013. His jump-shot is a brick waiting to happen and his form is awful.

My question is: how did this happen? How did his form deteriorate so badly? Shouldn't a player's shot IMPROVE over time with constant repetition? Maybe I'm missing something, but it just doesn't make any sense to me.

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Old 05-31-2013, 04:15 AM   #2
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I was just watching a nice clip of Wade in game 4 of the 2006 NBA Finals:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6mi9K53L4c

And in the vid I was looking at Wade's jump-shot form and it's IMPECCABLE. His mid-range jumper was cash.

Now fast-forward to 2013. His jump-shot is a brick waiting to happen and his form is awful.

My question is: how did this happen? How did his form deteriorate so badly? Shouldn't a player's shot IMPROVE over time with constant repetition? Maybe I'm missing something, but it just doesn't make any sense to me.

Poor work ethic.

I've said it for a while now. Since LeBron has come, Wade lost the eye of the tiger which kept him elite. He was renowned for his work ethic before LeBro came. This is because he no longer has the responsibility of being a franchise player so hes started slacking. During the 2006 Finals, Shaq went to a gym at midnight to get some extra free throws in. He got there to find Wade already there doing fullcourt drills at 100% intensity with sweat pouring off of him.

I can't see Wade doing that these days and it shows in his game. His handle is awful, and you can tell he doesn't put the reps in on his jumper anymore, its nonexistant. Hes more concerned with getting custody of his kids, his wardrobe, and being a national icon. He still has the athletic ability when you see him out there so I dont even think its the injury, its the fundamental skills that are lacking. He still contributes on the boards, and on defense because he is still a good athlete.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:18 AM   #3
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Default Re: What the f*** happened to Wade's jumper?

Hes more concerned with the way he dresses than the way he plays.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:31 AM   #4
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Default Re: What the f*** happened to Wade's jumper?

His knee is farked up, probably in pain every time he bends his knee to take a shot and he had to compromise.

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Old 05-31-2013, 04:33 AM   #5
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he doesnt get the same rythm as when he was the clear first option
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:35 AM   #6
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dont forget his bank shot is money as well...
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:49 AM   #7
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dont forget his bank shot is money as well...
Hes tried 1 Bank shot jumper in the playoffs...and it was tonight where he bricked it...he was money with everything earlier this season. he looks about 50% to me. Stephen a said he looks 60%. Im guessing his knee hurts alot if he tries to explode like he was Just doing 5 weeks earlier..its definately made him lose confidence in other parts of his game. dude lead the league in point in the paint for 20 something games. Somebody dosent fall off this quick this hard.im still hoping he returns to form come the finals
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:49 AM   #8
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Yeah he used to be cash from mid range. Now, pump fake, pump fake,repeat 10 times, brick
His handles have gone to shit also. Its a shame, Wade used to be a beast to watch..
But LeBron makes his teammates better


Anyone remember Bosh being a 20/10 player?
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:01 AM   #9
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Wade was one of the players that I was looking forward to see every night back then, now I think he has lost tons of confidence.

I think it's not only the lack of work ethic but the lost of confidence. It shows that he is not confident at all when he hesitates on every play he makes, which leads to making poor decisions. Also, he flops a lot (though he still gets away with that)
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:02 AM   #10
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forget his jumper. his slashing game has completely fell off the face of the earth. hes no longer crossing up people and exploding to the rim anymore.

Hes completely a shell of himself.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:25 AM   #11
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Default Re: What the f*** happened to Wade's jumper?

Look if the storyline is that hes a frustrated alpha male becoming the equivalent of a fat housewife then maybe he would resurrect his career playing with some young players on a lottery team. Maybe he would start loving the game again.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:30 AM   #12
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Default Re: What the f*** happened to Wade's jumper?

Eh. Well, in 2009 his jumper was at his peak.

This year, his mid range jumper actually made a little come back this season. It BUT, this post season has been very disappointing for him. It's probably the injury plus lack of confidence.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:36 AM   #13
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But dont get me wrong I believe in Wade and I agree on the theory of inury/pain and confidence. Hes always had a bad tendency to hesitate on the jumper.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:42 AM   #14
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Default Re: What the f*** happened to Wade's jumper?

I really dont think its the injury at all cause dude is flying around on defense and he is at the rim in the air for a lot of rebound opportunities. I know this for sure, its hard as **** to get into a rhythm with the plays Spo runs and how he subs Wade. I mean, I have not seen Wade get an iso in a while and every pick he gets is setting him up to either feen Lebron in the post or feed Lebron coming off the wing on the opposite side. I think its 100% confidence and as a coach, Spo just has done nothing to help Wade out.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:52 AM   #15
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Seriously if HE could still shoot like that his hame would be so much better even with an injury. Also if the HEat had anything CLose to that Version of Wade they probably go undefeated through the Playoffs.
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