Team(s): Heat
Playoff Stats: 119 G, 22.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 4.8 APG, 23.7 PER
Signature Game: 2006 NBA Finals Game 3

While he's been able to take a backseat to LeBron James since LeBron arrived, Wade has been one of the great playoff performers in recent memory. He carried the Heat in the 2006 Finals as they came back from a 2-0 deficit to overcome the Mavericks. They almost didn't even get there, as Wade suffered an injury against the Bulls in Game 5 of their first round series before returning to lift his team to a series win. He then unleashed an NBA Finals performance for the ages, scoring 42, 36, and 43 points in Games 3 through 5, respectively, as the Heat won four straight to beat the Mavs, easily earning "Flash" the Finals MVP award.