Yeah the NBA values peak play and team success.
Off topic- when all is said and done Pierce's career will outshine Wades
There is virtually no way this will happen.
Wade's peak coincided with the first Miami title.
Would you say as it stands today that Wade has had a better Career than Pierce?
Who do you mean by the NBA? Peers, media, coaches, commish?
I would say longevity is valued extremely high as well. Wade can't just start to deteriorate over the next 5 years and still be valued that high. Its really incredible what Pierce is able to do at his age. Let's see in 5 years if Wade is doing the same thing