Although not requiring any additional MRI exams or draining, the 31-year-old Wade’s performance has been hindered by the multiple bone bruises surrounding the joint.
A nine-time All-Star, the 6-foot-4, 220 pound Wade is averaging a mere 12.3 points, 4.70 rebounds and 5.3 assists over seven playoff games.
When a healthy unit, Miami is undoubtedly the preeminent team in the NBA and destined to capture back-to-back titles in June.
However, as Wade grays and becomes increasingly brittle, the Heat can’t be considered surefire champions sans one of their stars.
With the franchise’s all-time leading scorer a gimp, a lesser Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat could drastically cool and fail to reach their goals later this spring.by