2. WADE’S JAW-DROPPING GAME 6 OF 2006
The clinching game in Miami’s only NBA title had all the more lore attached to it afterward when then-coach Pat Riley told the story behind it. Riley had told his players to pack “one suit, one shirt and one tie” for the trip to Dallas, where two games could have been played in the 2-3-2 format. Instead, he knew his team would close it out needing just one chance.
Wade, again, was on another level en route to scoring 36 points on 10-of-18 shooting, while dropping five assists, four steals and 10 boards. That, of course, and everyone’s collective jaws at the audacity of such a young player on such stage as the Finals.