And the fact that people aren't upset about the blatant stretching of every rule imaginable shows the decline of the game itself. Isn't anyone bothered that throwing your hands up in the air after being hit qualifies as "act of shooting?" Or that taking two steps after being hit qualifies as above under the guise of continuation? Or that you can slash into the lane, jump into a player and get free throws on account of blocking?
I don't get your point. Why would you avoid contact and only get two points when you can take the contact, get 3 points and put pressure on the opposition that fouled you? A big reason that guys like Jordan, Bird, Hakeem, Shaq, Duncan and pretty much every all time great, was great was because they not only scored but also put their opponents in foul trouble, when you played a prime Shaq you needed 3 centers.
The ability to finish after contact seperates a solid player from a great player.
Wade, more than any other player, plays a style that will draw fouls, he attacks the paint and rim hard at full speed and with his kind of speed it is near impossible for a defender that didn't preempt Wade's move to beat him to the spot which means its a defensive foul 9 out of 10 times. There are other players that play the same style, they just dont shoot as often. Guys like Tmac, LeBron and Kobe would benefit greatly from doing it more often.
no but wat im saying is that wade got 23 points and 15 were from the ft line. dnt u find that horrible at all?
Not in the least-- being from the Philly area originally, I remember Barkley's statlines would often read something like 2-2 FGA, 14 - 16 FTA. You obviously don't like Wade, so you're just drumming up the well-worn free throw issue. Somebody referenced earlier in the thread that on Kobe's opening night he shot twenty-seven foul shots, and Lebron shot twenty-two in his second game. I remember thinking when I read those box scores, "I wonder what people would be saying, if that was Wade...."
Also, it's his third game since a double surgery, so how about giving him a little slack for only for only shooting 4 - 17? His career FG% is close to 50%, and I'm sure he'll get back there soon. Then, you'll have to find some other way to spin your gripes about his free throws.
is he using quickness or a ridiculous palming violation and a big first step?
I don't care about the FT's, Iverson bothered me much more, Wade doesn't cry constantly and beg for calls that I see. I think the most aggregious part is that he doesn't get called for dribbling violation when he begins his drive often enough if ever, i have never seen it.
Iverson bothered me cause i have literally seen him have tantrums on the court, start jumping up and down, flapping his arms, and he has that whiny face where he practically looks in tears.