by: David Kay
2008-09 Season Summary:
With all due respect to LeBron and Kobe, no player carried his team on his back like Dwyane Wade did this season. D-Wade proved that when healthy, he is one of the most dominant, talented all-around players in the league. The Heat tried to find a true compliment player for Wade during the season when they swapped Shawn Marion for Jermaine O’Neal. That deal did not make a major difference as Wade shouldered too big of a load playing alongside a rookie point guard and a handful of guys trying to fill the small forward role. All things aside, Miami exceeded most people’s expectations thanks to Wade’s almost super-human effort by finishing as the five seed in the Eastern Conference.
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