Lebron James vs Dwyane Wade – Who’s the Real MVP?
In recent news there has been a lot of chit chat as to who is the best “player” to ever play the game of basketball. Most of this was sparked by a comment that Scottie Pippen made on “Mike and Mike in the Morning” radio show. Pippen was quoted saying,
“Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to ever play the game. I may go so far as saying Lebron James may be the greatest player to ever play the game.”
The comment pissed off many die-hard Bulls fans and set them on fire on Twitter, with Lebron James fans backing up Pippen’s comment. Kareem Abdul Jabbar even threw a few jabs (no pun intended…lol) at Pippen claiming in a letter that he was the all-time leading scorer, so why wasn’t he mentioned in that discussion?
If you haven’t been watching the NBA Finals the past four games, you missed out on what will eventually become one of the greatest NBA finals in the history of game. One thing is missing from the finals though… Lebron James. Dwyane Wade has been doing it all from rebounding, blocking shots, steals, and even leading his team in scoring every game thus far. What have we seen from James in the series? Nothing but a few traveling violations, double dribbles, and a disappearing act in the fourth quarter. Most of his points have come from “cherry pick” fast break feeds from Dwyane Wade.
Meanwhile Wade has been all over the court with amazing blocks and excellent help defense against the tough Dallas pick n rolls. If Miami can pull out a win in a series that is destined to go seven games, Dwyane Wade will be the MVP of the series and will definitely be considered one of the top three shooting guards to ever play the game. This list will include Michael Jordan, Dwyane Wade, and Kobe Bryant. Sorry Pippen your not even a consideration.
Lebron James has the raw physical ability to be great, but it’s the combination of the will to win and mental acuity that leads to greatness. Lebron must learn to play well when facing a tough match up or we will be discussing Dirk Nowitzki winning the MVP award in a couple of weeks. After all he did put up 20 and 10 with a 102 degree temperature in game 4. He’s proven his will to win. Michael Jordan has too. Can Lebron James do the same in game 5? Only time will tell…