Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade made a fantastic video in which he addresses all the doubters who think he's lost his step.
The video starts with Wade reading the comments on his laptop early in the morning, and continues with the three time NBA champion driving to the gym for practice.
The video shows footage from Wade's practice, whether in the gym or in the weight room, where Wade performs some crazy drills.
It ends with Wade saying "still think I lost a step? I see you in June!"
That's how Wade responded to all the criticism he has been receiving in the past few years. The critics about Wade not being the same player as he was before started when LeBron James arrived to Miami, and they were louder and louder every season, but Wade silenced all of them by being the go-to guy, along with LeBron, in Miami's three straight runs to the Finals and two consecutive championships.
This year the critics started early in the season, and D-Wade decided to respond back with the video. The quote at the end, where he lets us know that he plans to go all the way and win another championship, tells us that he is still ready to compete on the highest level.
But, even though Wade sent us this message, we can understand why there are critics this year. Wade is averaging the lowest points per game since his rookie season, and is getting the lowest amount of minutes in his career.
He is still pretty consistent with his all-around game, as he adds about five rebounds and five assists per game, as well as more than two steals per game.
But if we take a deeper look at Miami's head coach Erik Spoelstra, we can see that he is really trying to rest his star players, including Wade, when possible.
That means Wade is not averaging as many minutes as he used to, but he can still contribute when needed most, and that's the most important thing once you get to play NBA basketball in June.
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