Video: LeBron James throws alley-oop pass to ex-Heat teammate Dwyane Wade
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade gave fans thousands of highlight plays together when they were teammates with the Miami Heat, and they’re trying to give them a couple more in the latter’s final All-Star Game appearance.
This is an alley-oop pass from James to Wade that is reminiscent of the great plays they shared together a few years ago.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 18, 2019
In an earlier sequence, it was Wade who made a lob pass to James off the backboard.
Before the season began, Wade officially announced he will be retiring from the NBA after this year, putting an end to a successful 16-year NBA career that saw him win three NBA titles and make 13 appearances in the All-Star Game.
Wade enjoyed a significant amount of his prime playing with LeBron. Together, they helped the Heat win back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013.
Since then, Wade has been hit with various injuries that has caused him to be in and out of the Heat’s roster. In addition, his relationship with Miami’s front office — particularly team President Pat Riley — has led him to leave South Beach to play with his hometown team, the Chicago Bulls.
Wade stayed in Chicago for a year before reuniting with LeBron in Cleveland. Unfortunately, their second tour as teammates didn’t work, and Dwyane was traded back to Miami where he reconciled with Riley.
Now, Wade is in the final stages of his swan song, and a lot of people will definitely miss him once he officially calls it a career.