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Wade steps up by stepping aside

First title helped Dwyane Wade become a better leader; second one proves it

Updated: June 22, 2012, 9:42 AM ET
By Israel Gutierrez | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade celebrated this championship like no other member of the Miami Heat's Big Three could.

For him, there was some familiarity to it. He'd been there before, danced after the final horn before, soaked himself and teammates in champagne before and proudly hoisted that golden trophy before.

So as the seconds were ticking down on the clock Thursday night, with the game and the title well in hand, Wade put up two fingers on each hand and raised his eyebrows.

Wade ...

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