Smart Play of the Day: Wade ball fakes Paul Pierce

Published on April 11th, 2012 by Astramskas, David | 1,805 views

I’ve seen a lot of these behind the back pass fakes and it always looks nice but in most cases it didn’t fake out the defender.  Last night against the Celtics, Wade was on his way to the hoop and it looked like Paul Pierce was going to go for a block until Wade gave the ball fake which paused Pierce in his tracks.  In typical flash fashion, Wade finishes the play with a dunk instead of Rondo, JWill, Avery Johnson or Mark Jasckson layup.

The always crafty Wade also showed he couldn’t be contained by two Celtic defenders either when he split the defense and went in for the wide open dunk…because Pierce didn’t want to challenge this one.

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About the Author

David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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