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Dwyane Wade was in video game dunk mode Tuesday (VIDEO)

Apr 23, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT

The only thing that would have made these highlights better for Heat fans was if Dwyane Wade turned to the camera after one and said “Who looks old now, Charles Barkley? Who has lost a step now?”

Wade looked like a guy who is healthy and has quite a hop in his step in Game 2 against the Bucks (a Heat win).

I love the huge putback dunk above. Not just because it’s a power dunk but watch him on the weakside in the first shot on the video — check out where he is and when he starts his run to get the rebound on the Mario Chalmers miss. A lot of guys would not have made that effort. The problem for the Bucks in this series is that the Heat’s better players are putting out equal or better effort.

Below, Wade just looks spry on the drive with the one-hand dunk.


  1. pantsfreezone - Apr 23, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Wade took a DeLorean back to 2006 and swapped knees with his younger self.


    • badintent - Apr 24, 2013 at 2:26 AM

      every time Birdman comes in the game, the Heat go on a huge run !!!blocked shots, loose balls, sets killer sreens, and slam dunks shot rebounds. He makes Bosh look almost useless.

  2. freudnumb - Apr 23, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    If Lebron wasn’t standing there, I really would have thought those were clips from 2006. Flash!

  3. realninerfan22 - Apr 24, 2013 at 2:46 AM

    2006 wasn’t even his best year. 09,10 we’re both better. All these haters whi know nothing about D wade be quiet…D wade just showing everybody he has way morw left in his tank then you haters think. All you sports writers espn, all have been over looking him his whole career, Diminishing him, then pumping up lbj and his overrated fg percentage. D wade is better then anybody in the league, He cud pass it run a team, (he was an actual pg his rookie year) He blocks shots, get steals, always guards the best player on the other team, film doesn’t lie. Not to mention he’s a great on the ball defender.. And on offense, the mid range game, a great post up player and still leads the league for all guards and points in the paint.. And more importantly he’s mentally tough unliks lebrick..

  4. zblott - Apr 24, 2013 at 3:26 AM

    Great highlights of years past. How the hell was he -1 in 32 minutes in a 12-point win?

  5. gmsingh - Apr 24, 2013 at 7:30 AM

    Come on, man–Wade looks like his legs work for the first time this season and you diss Sir Charles? One game and Wade makes Blake Griffin look like a loser? Please.

    And the Miami Hype Machine rolls on.

    • miamatt - Apr 24, 2013 at 10:10 AM

      One game??? What NBA have you been watching this year? Go ahead- look up how many shooting guards averaged 20+5+5 this year? Then tell me how many did it on a career-high 52% shooting. Was he inconsistent the first two months of the season? Sure he was- and not a great surpirse coming off knee surgery. Playing along side the greatest player in the world has a way of making what Wade is doing look less impressive, but he is flat out the best 2-guard in the NBA.

      That’s not hype machine, that’s reality for anybody who has eyes that can see.

      • tkly18 - Apr 24, 2013 at 12:40 PM

        “but he is flat out the best 2-guard in the NBA.”

        Sorry don’t know what you’re talking about, the 2 guard averaging 27.3 ppg 6 assists 5.3 rebounds and shooting 46% is probably the best shooting guard in the league.

        That guy is Kobe Bryant in his 17th season.

      • gmsingh - Apr 24, 2013 at 1:08 PM

        You must know something I don’t–can you name a regular season game that was even remotely comparable to the aerial display Wade put on in that playoff game?

      • miamatt - Apr 24, 2013 at 1:23 PM

        Kobe Bryant is great, and I agree there is a strong argument to be made on his behalf. I might counter that Wade would easily average that amount of points if it was the best thing to help his team win. I might also argue that 46% shooting would be a career-low for Mr. Wade. In fact, all but three of Kobe’s seasons would be below Wade’s career low shooting percentage of 46.5, set in his rookie year. Mostly, I go on the eye test and I just believe Wade is far more efficient, though it’s fair to suggest my eyes are biased.

        Still, it is a matter of splitting hairs and I can’t dismiss or disrespect Kobe at all.

        That being said, all arguments are made moot by the fact Kobe can barely walk right now, let alone play. That isn’t disrespect, it’s reality. You can’t seriously call Kobe the best 2-guard in the NBA while he can’t play. Otherwise, you are talking about either the past, or a projection for the future that is far from certain.

      • miamatt - Apr 24, 2013 at 1:37 PM

        @gmsingh: I don’t have time to go through 82 games and pick out the best examples, but nobody who actually watched ’em all could suggest anything other than Wade’s lift and explosion improved throughout the season.

        You are just as capable as I am to look up highlight reels if you want:

        James may overshadow DWade, but he still had his fair share of jump-outta-your-seat plays.

      • nickjackalson - Apr 24, 2013 at 5:25 PM


      • christianmc2013 - Apr 24, 2013 at 5:34 PM

        “You must know something I don’t–can you name a regular season game that was even remotely comparable to the aerial display Wade put on in that playoff game?”

        Please stop trying to keep up an argument in which you are pretending to have watched Heat games. Look at basically every game from late January till mid March (When Wade fully recovered and before getting the bone bruise in mid March). During that two month stretch when Wade was healthy, Wade was on a tear. ALmost exactly coincides with the 27 game win streak, by the way.

        You have to have been living under a rock to not know that during that two month stretch, “Sir Charles” had to eat his words.

    • christianmc2013 - Apr 24, 2013 at 5:29 PM

      Dude, First time this season? What have you been watching?

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