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LeBron: Chemistry is at "all-time high" with Wade

Posted on: January 31, 2012 1:01 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2012 5:56 am
 
LeBron says his chemistry with Wade is at an "all-time high right now." (Getty Images)
Posted by Royce Young

Rewind to last summer where Dwyane Wade blamed part of the Heat's NBA Finals loss to the Mavericks on chemistry. He said, "One thing that Dallas beat us at – they had more chemistry than us. They had a game plan and we were still figuring ours out in our first year together."

Fast forward to this season where the transition alley oops are happening by the bunches and the Heat look as powerful as ever. LeBron James says the chemistry between him and Wade isn't just good, it's at a level it's never been before. Via the Sun Sentinel:
"It is at an all-time high right now, honestly," James said of the chemistry between the two. "It is just a chemistry that we have.  Last year was a blueprint for us.  It is not like we look for each other more than others, it kind of just happens.

"We're two of the fastest guys in the league when it comes to a break and it is kind of pick-your-poison with the defender, either allow me to get a dunk or allow D-Wade to get a dunk. We are two unselfish players. If a guy is open, we pass it."
That sound you just heard was 29 other teams shuddering slightly. If that's actually true and LeBron and Wade are figuring out how to play together and off each other -- whoa.

But the thing is, transition baskets and running is one thing. Executing down the stretch in the halfcourt of a close game is another thing. And I don't think Wade and LeBron or the Heat as a whole have figured that out at all. Take the most recent example Sunday against the Bulls. Miami won, but not because of the halfcourt offense in the fourth quarter. Had Derrick Rose made two free throws, we might all be sitting here saying "What's wrong with the Heat?" and LeBron might not be saying things like that.

I have no doubt the on-court chemistry between Wade and LeBron is great and they are willing to pass to each other. But that's not the secret key to making the Heat unstoppable. It's about incorporating that chemistry with the other three guys on the court with them. It's about playing off each other while playing with each other. The Heat look very good and with Chris Bosh playing exceedingly well along with the terrifying fast break Miami has, nobody is going to argue if you say they're the best in the league right now.

But it's one thing to feel your chemistry at its highest level in late January. It's another to feel it in the NBA Finals when you desperately need a basket.

Comments

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:38 pm
 

LeBron: Chemistry is at "all-time high" with Wade

Wow are you retarded Wade has been on the Heat his whole career. 

Wow are you incapable of getting the point?  The "retarded" guy to whom you responded didn't say anything about Wade not being on the Heat his whole career.  He said if LeBron and Wade weren't on the Heat, where would the fans go.  

Moron. 



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:31 pm
 

LeBron: Chemistry is at "all-time high" with Wade

Listening to LaBron James makes me tired all over. James reminds me a little of Peyton Manning. A great regular season player, but in the playoffs, he all but disappears at crunch time. At least Peyton has actually won a championship. All James has done is almost always have one of the best records in the regular season, then he goes out and chokes in the playoffs. Before last year, it was because of a lack of talent around him. Last year the excuse was a new team and not enough time to get use to each other. This season is a lot like last season, great record. But it will almost certainly end the same way, losing. He says the same things every year. "We're really coming together, or, there isn't a team that can stay with us". Until he proves it, he'll be just another basketball player that talks a good game, but never delivers.



Since: Mar 16, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:30 pm
 

LeBron: Chemistry is at "all-time high" with Wade

You beat me to the punch dude. What is up with journalists today? I shudder at the mistakes they make and the frequency in which they happen.

Anyway, the LA Clips are beginning to show their own signs of chemistry. By adding a big to their front court depth and barring a key injury, I believe they could realistically meet Miami in the finals. No, really...

Peace.



Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:31 pm
 

LeBron: Chemistry is at "all-time high" with Wade

Wow are you retarded Wade has been on the Heat his whole career. Wade and Haslem are the only two still left from the 06 championship team so don't say anything about Heat fans being worst fans in sports you troll.



Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:29 pm
 

LeBron: Chemistry is at "all-time high" with Wade

go kill yourself clown!



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:23 pm
 

LeBron: Chemistry is at "all-time high" with Wade

Funny to see Miami fans commenting on here when they wouldn't even be fans if LeBron or Wade weren't on the team. Like Charles Barkley says worst fans in sports.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:16 pm
 

LeBron: Chemistry is at "all-time high" with Wade

If the chemistry is at an all time high....Wade should be banging his mom within two weeks.


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Since: Jan 19, 2012
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:16 pm
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Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:10 pm
 

LeBron: Chemistry is at "all-time high" with Wade

So how does this help fourth quarter metdowns and an occasional appearance of leCHOKE, or leBRICK



Since: Apr 9, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 7:55 pm
 

LeBron: Chemistry is at "all-time high" with Wade

cool story bro.


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