SI Players Poll
[Based on a survey of 271 NBA players]
Your pick: LeBron James or Dwyane Wade?

LeBron James, Cavs F.....67%
Dwyane Wade, Heat G.....67%

FAST FACTS: Poll taken before Wade missed six weeks with a separated left shoulder.... Three percent of voters said "both".... More than 57% of rookies picked Wade, while 71% of players with at least five NBA seasons chose James.... Wade, 25, had surgery on his shoulder and knee two weeks ago and may not play until November. He has led the Heat to a 33-21 playoff record -- a mark that includes this yearÕs four-game loss to Chicago -- in four seasons and won the NBA title last year.... The 22-year-old James has taken the Cavaliers to the playoffs twice in four years; through Monday, Cleveland trailed Detroit two games to one in the Eastern Conference finals.

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