Date: 12/4/2009
Complex Says: Dwyane Wade is one of the league's best defenders. With a two-point lead and only three seconds left, he's as good an option as any to defend Kobe with the game on the line. And he defended him perfectly, matching Bryant step for step, forcing an off balance, 30-foot runner off of one leg. It didn't matter. Erik Spolestra just stood there, slack jawed. The rest of the Heat stuck around for an official ruling, hoping that Kobe didn't get the shot off in time or that his foot was on the line. As for Wade? He headed straight for the locker room, knowing that sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.