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HEAD TO HEAD: Dwyane Wade vs. LeBron James

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are friends, former teammates and competitors. They teamed up to win four conference championships and two championship rings as they ruled the Eastern Conference for four straight years. While playing together, LeBron was the first option with Wade being the best second option in the league and they were just amazing to watch together.  

In this article, we will compare their performances against each other. They have played 25 games so far, with the Cavaliers forward winning 14 of them.


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Scoring

LeBron James averaged nearly 2 more points than Dwyane Wade in their mutual contests. However, he took slightly more free throws and a lot more long distance shots while Wade took slightly more shots from the field overall. Below, you can see the complete comparison for the shooting stats between the former teammates.

Player/Stat

Dwyane Wade

LeBron James

Points

27.1

29.0

FGA

20.5

20.1

FG%

46.5%

47.3%

3PA

1.9

4.5

3PT%

33.3%

35.7%

FTA

9.8

11.2

FT%

75.9%

74.9%

When it comes to scoring, LeBron James has been more successful than Wade. However, both players performed very well and had some amazing stats.


Rebounding And Assisting

Another important aspect of the game is ball distributing and rebounding. While LeBron James has an advantage when it comes to rebounding since he is much taller than Wade, James is also one of the best ball distributors in the NBA history. Let's see how they match up in these two statistical categories.

Player/Stat

Dwyane Wade

LeBron James

Rebounds

5.2

5.6

Assists

6.2

7.4

Surprisingly, James was not a much better rebounder than Wade, but he has a big advantage when it comes to assists as he averaged 1.2 assists per game more than his opponent.


Defense

Both of these players are well known for their exceptional defense. Wade is the best shot blocker in the NBA history for his size and is also very good at stealing the ball and limiting his opponent on the perimeter as well as in the paint. On the other side, James is best known for his incredibly athletic chasedown blocks and his ability to guard nearly all five positions on the court.

Player/Stat

Dwyane Wade

LeBron James

Blocks

0.9

0.6

Steals

2.4

1.2

Wade is the one who dominates these statistical categories as his numbers are much higher than LeBron's. Although both players averaged under a block per game, Wade has had two times more steals than his former teammate.


Head-to-Head Highs

In this section, we will compare the game highs of these two players in their mutual matchups. We will take into the account games where a player scored most points against another and see who was more successful.

Player/Stat

Dwyane Wade

LeBron James

Points

44

47

Rebounds

10

12

Assists

12

12

Blocks

3

3

Steals

7

4

FG%

72.2%

64%

3PT%

60%

85.7%

Another important thing to consider is that LeBron James has played nearly 4 minutes per game more than Dwyane Wade (40.9 to 37.2) which slightly improved his stats. 

Who do you think was better in the head-to-head matchup between these two amazing player? Please vote and comment below!



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