Video: Dwyane Wade throws pass off the backboard to set up LeBron James slam
Dwyane Wade is playing his 13th and final All-Star game tonight, and during the pregame interviews, the three-time champion said he wants to make one final alley-oop pass to former teammate and close friend, LeBron James.
He just did.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) February 18, 2019
LeBron James and and Dwyane Wade teamed up with the Miami Heat back in 2010, officially beginning the era of superteams in the league. They have made hundreds of highlight plays together in their four-year team-up in South Beach. Together with recently retired Chris Bosh, LeBron and Dwyane won back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013.
In 2014, LeBron left Miami to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers, ending the Big Three era in South Beach. Wade signed a one-year deal with the Cavs in 2017, hoping to make one final run with his buddy. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out.
Later that year, D-Wade was traded back to the Heat to fulfill his dream of retiring with the team and the city where he is considered a hero and a legend.
This year’s All-Star Game is going to be the last time that fans will see James and Wade wear the same uniform, and Team LeBron is doing its best to give their retiring teammate a proper send-off before calling it a career.