Saturday , Mar , 18 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

You can take Wade’s wheels, but not his heart

(Sports Network) – Not only does Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade roll deep with
the NBA’s best, but the young star has style too.

But a few days ago, Wade was without some valuable equipment after four wheels
were stolen from two cars on his property.

According to the Miami Herald, eight tires and rims valued at $20,000 were
swiped from Wade’s 2006 Dodge Charger and 2006 Infinity QX56 SUV.

I really can’t relate since I drive a 2001 Chevy Cavalier with bang-on hub
caps, but losses totaling $20,000 is something nobody wants to discover. Not
even a high-priced baller like Wade wants to hear that.

The authorities are already doing their work to help Wade, but the All-Star
guard has duties the police wish they could deal with.

Wade leads the Heat in scoring (27.9 ppg) and assists (5.9 apg) this season.
He has played in 60 of Miami’s first 64 games and is shooting and impressive
50.4 percent from the floor.

He will make sure the Heat extend their four-game win streak when they visit
the Chicago Bulls Saturday at the United Center.

This is the second meeting of the season between the squads. On December 13th,
All-Star center Shaquille O’Neal scored 30 points to lead Miami over the
Bulls, 100-97, at the United Center.

Miami has won two straight and eight of the last nine meetings in this series.
The Heat have won four of their last five at Chicago.

The Heat open a four-game road trip tonight. On Thursday, Wade scored 30
points as Miami overcame a 25-point deficit in the second quarter and beat the
Boston Celtics, 107-104, at AmericanAirlines Arena.

O’Neal scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the win over Boston for the
Heat, who have won 13 of their last 14 games overall. Jason Williams netted
21, while Udonis Haslem finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds in the
victory.

Miami, which will also visit New York, Minnesota and Detroit on the current
swing, is a respectable 17-14 as the visitor this season. The Heat have won
four in a row on the road.

MIA