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Dwyane Wade found the fountain of youth on Monday night in helping the Miami Heat defeat the Sixers in Game 2 in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

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PHILADELPHIA — It was nearly midnight when Dwyane Wade finally sat, alone, at the podium at Wells Fargo Center in front of a sparse media crowd for his postgame press conference, fashionably donning a turtleneck, which haven’t really been in vogue since the 1990s, way back when Wade was still a teenager growing up on the South Side of Chicago.

Well Wade is 36 now, and that was along time ago. With Wade, the turtleneck works. It looks good.

Wade is in his 15th NBA season, one of the league’s best-ever shooting guards and a likely first-ballot Hall-of-Famer. He’s long past his prime, but don’t tell him that — Monday, he was often the best player on the floor as he carried the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 victory over the Sixers to tie up the first round playoff series 1-1.

By the time Wade jumped out of his mid-2000s time vault — it was a vintage Wade performance, filled with contested turnaround jumpers, athletic defensive plays and a season-best 28 points, making each of his first seven shots — he sat down in front of the media for his post-game press conference, the adrenaline wore off and Wade was back to being the elder statesman. He looked and sounded more like the man who’s been around the league long enough that his first NBA game occurred when Sixers’ Ben Simmons was just 7-years-old and living Down Under, in Australia.

One question was asked.

On the second, a media member began to ask “what is it about these games and these moments that …read more

Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports


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