The Heat are 6-0 without Dwyane Wade in the lineup this season, which has prompted many people to say that the team is actually better without Dwyane Wade. Well the truth is, they are crazy. To say that a team is better without a Finals MVP and a team leader is wrong.
LeBron and Bosh now have the ability to play more freely. They have more freedom to make the decisions that they want to. LeBron does not have to worry about who gets the ball during the 4th quarter and can do what he did in Cleveland by taking over the team. Bosh is now more of a scoring option and is hitting his shots, which is why he is scoring so many more points.
The reason the Heat are playing so well is because they are finally able to show their depth. Joel Anthony and Mario Chalmers have been playing like legitimate NBA starters and look very comfortable. Mike Miller is back and better than ever and Shane Battier, Udonis Haslem, and James Jones are getting more action. And with the pleasant surprise Eddy Curry was against the Lakers, Spo may have found his new backup center. The Heat are deep this year and that is what is carrying them.
Dwyane Wade is a team leader and of course the Heat are better with him. The Heat are unbeatable in games when all of the Big 3 play well. They are at the Thunder’s level when they only have two of their all stars on the floor. Dwyane Wade may not be the best player on the team, but he wants to win as badly as anyone else. His desire will take the Heat far and his leadership will help LeBron mature.