Warriors Star Draymond Green Demands More “Respect” for Dwyane Wade at the Expense of Russell Westbrook

Published 10/07/2023, 3:32 AM EDT

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Dwyane Wade calmly rests among the elite point guards who were once a force on the court. His athleticism allowed him to glide past defenders like a breeze, leaving them in the dust. With that, Wade possessed a unique ability to find lanes and perform mid-air acrobatics’ making him almost unstoppable when driving to the basket. But Wade was more than just a one-dimensional player. Despite standing at 6’4″, he showcased some of the most ferocious blocked shots.

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Wade’s passion for denying opponents, whether it was on jump shots or near the rim, solidified his status as the best shot-blocker in his position. After clinching an NBA championship in 2006 and adding several more to his collection alongside LeBron James, Wade decided to hang up his sneakers in 2019. While injuries may have taken a toll on his later years, there’s no denying that Wade’s career cannot be replicated.

Draymond Green praises Dwyane Wade

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Draymond Green, taking to Instagram, shed light on Dwyane Wade’s incredible athleticism. He did it through a clutchpoints post that drew intriguing comparisons to the likes of Bradley Beal, John Wall, and former MVP Russell Westbrook, among others. In a repost of the post, Green passionately conveyed his belief that the basketball world tends to undervalue the extraordinary talent of the Miami Heat legend.

In his Instagram story, Green emphatically stated, “DWade athleticism isn’t respected enough. The fact that he has almost double the amount of dunks that has is insane!!.”

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Total dunks in the NBA tell a compelling story. When you think of Russell Westbrook, it’s easy to envision his game as a thrilling display of navigating past defenders and thunderously dunking the basketball. On the other hand, Dwyane Wade’s game is often associated with a more well-rounded and technical approach. Despite that, Wade rests way ahead of Russ in the category. 

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However, let’s not get it twisted. The numbers don’t diminish Russ’s incredible abilities. Like Wade, Westbrook earned his spot on the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team, a testament to his basketball greatness. Furthermore, he has claimed the scoring title twice and holds the record for the most triple-doubles in the league. 

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Westbrook is taking the biggest pay to play for the Clippers

After multiple exhausting years with the Los Angeles Lakers, Westbrook has finally found a home in the Los Angeles Clippers. By regaining his starting role, he emerged as a surprising addition in the 2023 NBA Playoffs.

While he is not considered to be as fluent as he used to be, Russel Westbrook demonstrated his production in high-stakes games. During the first-round playoff series against the Phoenix Suns, he averaged 23.6 points per game. However, after the season, his five-year $205 million deal expired, making him a free agent.

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In hopes of staying with the Clippers, he chose to take a massive pay. He opted to re-sign while agreeing to a two-year, $7.9 million deal. This marks the largest pay cut ever in NBA history. This deal surpassed the $30 million pay cut previously held by Blake Griffin.

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Saahil Dhillan

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Saahil Dhillan is an NBA Writer at Essentially Sports. He has been writing articles and blogs for 5 years now, including those for a sports brand that manufactures knee braces, for a Red Bull athlete in 2019 and for a documentary of an Ultra Running Coach in 2021. There’s plenty Saahil can write about why he likes basketball, having followed the NBA for more than 10 years, but he is most keen on picking out various offense/defense strategies, on/off-court decisions, roster changes in crunch time and other underrated key elements that leave an impact on the scoreboard.
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