Dwyane Wade soared into rare air this postseason, as
did his good friend LeBron James. But who else remade his image during the
playoffs--for better or worse?
Bonzi Wells, G, Kings
The 6'5" dude with a 'tude almost upset the Spurs by himself (23.2 points
per game and 12.0 boards).
James Posey, F, Heat
Emerged from playoffs as Free Agent Most Likely to Get Overpaid A.B. (After the
Bonze). Pat Riley, Shaq and D-Wade swear by him.
Kirk Hinrich, G, Bulls
Seems a long time ago that Captain Kirk (20.5 ppg, 7.7 apg) was
dribble-penetrating the Heat to distraction, even giving Wade fits.
Rasheed Wallace, F, Pistons
Known for his all-around game, he was tied for 45th in PER (player efficiency
Carmelo Anthony, F, Nuggets
Nobody was more responsible for Denver's first-round, five-game foldarama
against the Clippers than Melo (33% from the floor).
Kwame Brown, F, Lakers
After strong start in opening round against Suns, Brown reverted to clueless
self in Game 7 loss (2 for 10, five rebounds).