Written by Kevin Early
After completing my Miami Heat's 2012-2013 lineup predictions, where I look at the teams and individuals statistics to project what they will do next year, I found that Dwyane Wade had a statistic I thought was outrageous, possibly an outlier.
That was his blocks per game. Wade averaged a whopping 1.3 bpg for the 2011-2012 season. That is the highest average of any shooting guard and trumped the next closest shooting guard, Wesley Johnson and Danny Green (tied), by .6 blocks per game. Despite Wesley Johnson starting 15 more games than Wade, Wade still had 34 more blocks in the 2011-2012 NBA season.
What makes this statistic even more ridiculous is Wade is tied for the most blocks per game on the entire Miami Heat team. He is tied with undersized center Joel Anthony. While Joel Anthony isn't exactly a premier shot blocker, for the 6 ft. 4 in. two guard to match him is impressive.
This is really just to let people know how amazing that stat really is. Dwyane Wade out blocked these centers (to name a few):
Timofey Mozgov, Amir Johnson, Kendrick Perkins and Demarcus Cousins.
I end this article with a clip of some of Wade's best blocks. (Sorry for the terrible music)
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