Dwyane Wade: Man of 1,000 Holds and the Dirtiest Player in the Game

Back in its heyday, World Championship Wrestling (also known as WCW, also known as the company that Vince McMahon ended up purchasing for pennies on the dollar so he could get his hands on their tape library in 2001) had a wrestler by the name of Dean Malenko.

Malenko was a cruiserweight, which is wrestling-speak for "smaller, quicker and far less promoted," and by definition his game was much more centered around aerial maneuvers and actual wrestling technique. "Scientific wrestling," as they called it. So scientific was the diminutive Malenko that he went by the moniker "Man of 1,000 Holds," a gimmick that was satirized and taken to a whole new level by Chris Jericho when he hilariously dubbed himself the "Man of 1,004 Holds" (half of which were "ARMBAR!").

Well, the NBA has its own "Man of 1,000 Holds," and his name is Dwyane Wade.

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Sean Pendergast is a contributing freelance writer who covers Houston area sports daily in the News section, with periodic columns and features, as well. He also hosts afternoon drive on SportsRadio 610, as well as the post game show for the Houston Texans.
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