Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade was ranked number 26 on ESPN’s 74 all-time greatest NBA players list. There were a few guys ranked just a bit to close to him.
Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade has paid his dues. He led his Miami Heat team, along with a major boost from Shaq, to the NBA Championship in 2006.
He is a three-time champion in total when you include the Big 3 era Miami Heat titles and 13 times an NBA All-Star. The greatest Miami Heat player ever has also managed to make the All-NBA team eight times, while capturing three NBA All-Defensive team honors and the NBA scoring title in the 2008-09 season.
The former Miami Heat superstar has stacked up quite the list of accomplishments. That is why it even further perplexes me as to where he is ranked on ESPN’srecently published 74 greatest players in NBA history list.
Not only is his ranking at 26 just a tragedy, but it is further exacerbated by the fact that he is ranked in close proximity with a few players that he shouldn’t be ranked near. While there are quite a few that cases can be made for, there are three that stick out more than any others.
The first two sandwiches D.Wade, ranked just ahead of and behind him at 25 and 27, while the other is close enough at number 32. Let’s get into it.