Wade came within 0.3 seconds of the all-time record.
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Wade Earns Skills Championship
Miami's Dwyane Wade was crowned as the 2006 PlayStation Skills Challenge champion, defeating Cleveland's LeBron James in the final round by completing the obstacle course in 26.1 seconds to James' 33.7-second time. New Orleans/Oklahoma City rookie Chris Paul and 2005 champion Steve Nash of Phoenix were eliminated in the first round with times of 42.6 and 52.8 seconds, respectively. Wade had the top first-round time with 39 seconds flat while James finished the course in 40.5 seconds to reach the finals.
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Nash Shows Off Skills in 2005
Steve Nash clearly distanced himself from the rest of the field in 2005 and easily won the PlayStation Skills Challenge. The Phoenix point guard posted the top times in both the first and final rounds, claiming victory with a contest-best 25.4 seconds.


2006 PARTICIPANTS
PLAYER
TEAM
POS.
HT.
WT.
FROM
Cleveland
F
6-8
240
St. Vincent-St. Mary HS
Phoenix
G
6-3
195
Santa Clara
N.O./Okla. City
G
6-0
175
Wake Forest
Miami
G
6-4
212
Marquette
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