NBA All-Star news: Dwyane Wade gets nostalgic watching Ray Allen
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Dwyane Wade gets nostalgic watching Ray Allen

Dwyane Wade’s playing days aren’t quite finished yet. The Miami Heat superstar still has 26 games left in the regular season and potentially a playoff series before his brilliant 16-year career finally comes to a close. On Friday night in Charlotte, though, Wade caught a glimpse of what his long-term NBA future might look like while watching former teammate Ray Allen compete in the All-Star Celebrity Game.

Well, maybe that’s not exactly what Wade’s future holds. Even if he’s humble enough to play in the Celebrity game, he probably won’t be knocking down 28-footers with such ease. Wade, after all, has never been the shooter Allen is.

Allen, by the way, had a few nice moments in Friday night’s contest, reminding the basketball world why some contenders were still hoping to coax him out of retirement as recently as 2016. His team lost a close-fought game, though, with social media personality Famous Los taking home MVP honors over last year’s winner, rapper Quavo.

Wade, a teammate of Allen with Miami in 2013 and 2014, is in Charlotte to play in his thirteenth All-Star game after being named a special selection last week with Dallas Mavericks counterpart Dirk Nowitzki. Sunday marks one last time to see Wade and LeBron James team up against Nowitzki, who took down the star-studded Heat with his underdog Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals.