Mark Twain once said, it’s not the size of the dog in the fight” that matters but rather ” the size of the fight in the dog.”
At 6’4″ (perhaps really 6’3″), it would have been difficult to label Dwyane Wade as a future NBA super star. Many felt he would slide into the early teens of the 2003 Draft. He didn’t have a great jump shot. He wasn’t tall enough to be a shooting guard.
Fast forward seven years and Wade is one of the premier players in the league. Arguably the best and certainly in the top 3 along with LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.
During his career Wade has lifted the Miami Heat franchise to unprecedented success. He has made six All Star appearances, led the team to two Eastern Conference Finals and a NBA championship in 2006. Many thought that was Wade’s ascension to super star status but that had actually begun to occur two years earlier.