It came down to the final possession, and LeBron James switched onto his old friend Dwyane Wade, forcing the future Hall of Famer into an off-balance 3-pointer that caromed off the glass and assured the Los Angeles Lakers a 108-105 win over the Miami Heat on Monday in the final regular-season meeting of the pair’s basketball careers. James, set up in the one-on-one duel with Wade, didn’t let up. Wade said it was because James knew him so well and had his number.
“He knew my move at the end that stopped me from getting to my shot,” Wade said. “That’s how well we know each other, man. Just two competitors who enjoy the game of basketball, who love each other and love competing. So I’m glad that in my 16 years that we were on the court together, we was in this game, we’ve made a big impact on and off the court.”
Wade’s self-proclaimed “One Last Dance” before he retires at the end of this season, his 16th in the NBA, produced one last enduring moment for the rivals who for a brief stretch of their careers were teammates, as James edged Wade in their 31st and final showdown. James scored 28 points, and the Lakers survived Wade’s 15-point performance in the second half.
Source: The Herald