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Dwyane Wade Is Mad At Being Labeled Third-Best SG Of All Time After Michael Jordan And Kobe Bryant

By Lee Tran,


  • Dwyane Wade is typically considered to be the third-best shooting guard of all time
  • Wade admitted that he's mad about not being first
  • The guard's career could have been even better without injuries

Shooting guard Dwyane Wade is an NBA legend, and there's no doubt that he is the greatest player ever for the Miami Heat . He has been the face of the Heat for the majority of his career and won three championships with the franchise.

Due to his winning pedigree and individual accomplishments, Dwyane Wade is widely regarded as the third-best shooting guard of all time behind Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Recently, Wade revealed that he's mad at this designation, as that means he is not the best shooting guard of all time.

"I'm not first, so I'm mad at that."

Even though Dwyane Wade did not manage to surpass Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant during his time in the league, he has cemented himself as a league icon and is admired by all Miami Heat fans. Ultimately, Wade left an amazing legacy, and thus far, nobody has managed to surpass what he has done for the Miami Heat. Still, it is easy to see his competitive nature on display, as Wade clearly wants to be the best.

During his career, Dwyane Wade averaged 22.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game. It would be interesting to see what his career would have looked like without injuries, but Wade definitely did enough in his prime to become one of the best shooting guards and scorers ever.

Dwyane Wade Is One Of The Best Players Ever To Not Win An MVP Award

One of the things that is missing from Dwyane Wade's resume is an MVP award. However, that is not to say that Wade has never had MVP-level seasons. One of his best seasons was the 2008-09 season, and Dwyane Wade recently said that he should have won the MVP award over LeBron James in 2009 .

“I understand why LeBron won it... but as an individual player, that was my MVP year.”

During the 2009 season, Dwyane Wade averaged 30.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 7.5 assists per game, while shooting 49.1% from the field. He certainly had an MVP-level year as a player and was top 3 in voting. However, the Miami Heat only won 43 games and were the 14th-best team in the league record-wise. That is what hurt him in the MVP conversation, as voters tend to value winning among MVP candidates.

Dwyane Wade Was Destined For Greatness From The Start

There is no doubt that Dwyane Wade was one of the best prospects in the 2003 NBA Draft, and there is a reason he went 5th overall to the Miami Heat. His athleticism and speed were off the charts, and Wade also had the mentality to become great. Previously, Lamar Odom revealed his first impression of Dwyane Wade , and it is clear that Odom knew Wade was destined for greatness.

"I was like, 'He is too big for the point and too quick and strong for the 2. He gon' f*ck em up.'"

Ultimately, Dwyane Wade showed that he is one of the best ever during his career. He is on the NBA 75 and is highly regarded for what he was able to do. Wade's greatness is obvious even to the casual observer, and his legacy is set in stone.

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