Tuesday , May , 31 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

NBA Trash Talk: The Reign of Dwyane

Volume XXII

He made me do it. Each week I’ve given him a little more attention, from brief asides to sentences to paragraphs, and now to this. Dwyane Wade is racking up thousands of column inches to go with piles of points, bushels of boards and dozens of dimes, and I knew I had to give the man some ink myself.

How could I ignore a player who is single-handedly making the league’s most airtight defence look downright porous? How could I ignore a player who became only the eighth in NBA history to average over 25, 6 and 8 on 50% shooting through a playoff series? How could I ignore a man playing well enough to force Shaq into a subordinate rôle? I couldn’t, and so here we are.

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