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Heat need D-Wade at full strength

Miami shouldn't even think about a repeat title if Dwyane Wade isn't his usual self

Originally Published: November 22, 2012
By Michael Wallace | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- The answer is no.

Let's just get that out of the way right off the top.

No, the Miami Heat can't -- and won't -- repeat as NBA champions without Dwyane Wade being, well, close to Dwyane Wade. That clear enough?

But the magical thing about this Heat team is that the exact same statement can be made with absolute certainty about LeBron James or Chris Bosh or any combination of the 3-point shooters and supporting cast rebounders who round out a roster that is title-worthy ...

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