Originally Posted by SamuraiSWISH
Wade’s voice has merit, when he was the player he was up until 2013/2014.
But everything after that, missing massive amounts of games and not even practicing, means his word is as good as dog shit. He created issue here in Chicago as well in the locker room.
Can’t be a leader with your words, if you’re not also doing it by example .
Wade had an incredible stretch of basketball during the Cavs 16-game winning streak. That was just after he accepted his bench role and when TT was hurt. That meant Lue had to give more minutes to Channing Frye. Wade, Frye, Korver and Green had really great chemistry together and they really rode it for all it was worth.
If nothing else, I will remember Wade's short tenure in Cleveland for that stretch of beautiful basketball, before TT came back -- things started to get muddled up and it had a domino effect that crumbled the team.
It is hard for me to put too much blame on Wade. This was not a good situation. I don't think he helped, but not many players could have in his situation.