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Old 10-24-2015, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default Where does Wade rank alltime among sophomores?

24/7/5/2/1 48%FG

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27/7/6/2/1 48% FG

the level of poise and ability he showed is extremely rare to ever see in a sophomore. The way he was playing against a defense as good as sophisticated as Detroit at that age before he got hurt................outplaying prime VC and Gilbert b2b...........
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:47 PM   #2
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He was 23.. not your usual age for a 2nd year nba player in that era..
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:48 PM   #3
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He was 23.. not your usual age for a 2nd year nba player in that era..
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Look what LeBron and Durant were doing at 23

It's not comparable
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:01 PM   #4
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Look what LeBron and Durant were doing at 23

It's not comparable

What, not winning a championship? Not comparable at all
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:05 PM   #5
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What, not winning a championship? Not comparable at all
Neither did Wade you retard

Were you trying to make a point? Don't do that anymore
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:33 PM   #6
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:49 PM   #7
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Neither did Wade you retard

Were you trying to make a point? Don't do that anymore

He won a championship a year later, much wow a year difference and now that I think about it Lebron and Durant didnt win a title in their junior yr either. Actually Lebron has never won a finals game without Wades prescense and now that I think about it Wade curbstomped Durant in the finals with a backdoor sweep and now that I think about it your a f@got
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:11 PM   #8
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Wade in his 2nd season / age 23;
RS: 24/5/7 on .478 fg (All-NBA 2nd team / All-D 2nd team)
PO: 27/6/7 on .484 fg (ECF runner-up against 2005 Pistons)

Comparing this to top level all-time greats;


Kareem in his 2nd season / age 23;
RS: 32/16/3 on .577 fg (MVP, by a big margin All-NBA 1st / All-D 2nd team)
PO: 27/17/3 on .515 fg (NBA champion and FMVP)

Duncan in his 2nd season / age 22;
RS: 22/11/2/2 on .495 fg (3rd in a close mvp race with 30 first place votes / All-NBA 1st / All-D 1st team)
PO: 23/12/3/3 on .511 fg (NBA champion and FMVP)

Bird in his 2nd season / age 24;
RS: 19/10/5/2 on .478 fg (2nd in a close mvp race with 20 first place votes / All-NBA 1st team)
PO: 22/14/6/2 on .470 fg (NBA champion as the best player of his team)

Hakeem in his 2nd season / age 23;
RS: 24/12/2/3/2 on .526 fg (4th in mvp race / All-NBA 2nd team)
PO: 27/12/2/4/2 on .530 fg (NBA runner-up against 1986 Celtics)

Shaq in his 2nd season / age 21;
RS: 29/13/2/3 on .599 fg (4th in mvp race / All-NBA 3rd team)
PO: 21/13/2/3 on .511 fg (1st round elimination against Pacers)

West in his 2nd season / age 23;
RS: 31/8/5 on .445 fg (All-NBA 1st team)
PO: 32/7/4 on .465 fg (NBA runner-up against 1962 Celtics in a 7-game series)



Jordan and Johnson suffered from injuries in their sophomore seasons.
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:31 PM   #9
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His age may have helped to some degree, but it was still only his second year in the league and it's not like he was a highly polished player coming out of college. He was a tweener with a suspect jumpshot and raw overall skill set. He was obviously very talented but his meteoric rise to stardom took most people by surprise. It was clear early on that he was going to be very good, but I don't think anyone expected him to be THAT good that fast.

Slightly OT but I think the 2005 Heat were better than their championship team the following season. Wade had emerged as a legit superstar and Shaq was still a 23/10 MVP candidate (though his play did fall off a bit in the playoffs). If not for that damn rib injury I think they would have had a solid shot at beating the Spurs. Before the injury Wade looked like (or was playing like) the best player in the league.
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:33 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Odinn
Wade in his 2nd season / age 23;
RS: 24/5/7 on .478 fg (All-NBA 2nd team / All-D 2nd team)
PO: 27/6/7 on .484 fg (ECF runner-up against 2005 Pistons)

Comparing this to top level all-time greats;


Kareem in his 2nd season / age 23;
RS: 32/16/3 on .577 fg (MVP, by a big margin All-NBA 1st / All-D 2nd team)
PO: 27/17/3 on .515 fg (NBA champion and FMVP)

Duncan in his 2nd season / age 22;
RS: 22/11/2/2 on .495 fg (3rd in a close mvp race with 30 first place votes / All-NBA 1st / All-D 1st team)
PO: 23/12/3/3 on .511 fg (NBA champion and FMVP)

Bird in his 2nd season / age 24;
RS: 19/10/5/2 on .478 fg (2nd in a close mvp race with 20 first place votes / All-NBA 1st team)
PO: 22/14/6/2 on .470 fg (NBA champion as the best player of his team)

Hakeem in his 2nd season / age 23;
RS: 24/12/2/3/2 on .526 fg (4th in mvp race / All-NBA 2nd team)
PO: 27/12/2/4/2 on .530 fg (NBA runner-up against 1986 Celtics)

Shaq in his 2nd season / age 21;
RS: 29/13/2/3 on .599 fg (4th in mvp race / All-NBA 3rd team)
PO: 21/13/2/3 on .511 fg (1st round elimination against Pacers)

West in his 2nd season / age 23;
RS: 31/8/5 on .445 fg (All-NBA 1st team)
PO: 32/7/4 on .465 fg (NBA runner-up against 1962 Celtics in a 7-game series)



Jordan and Johnson suffered from injuries in their sophomore seasons.

Good stuff there. Thanks for posting.

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