Before appearing in his final All-Star Game as an NBA player Sunday night, Dwyane Wade said he had one goal — to throw a lob to his friend and former teammate LeBron James.
He did it.
With 10:21 left in the third quarter of the NBA’s 2019 All-Star Game, Wade threw a lob off the backboard to James. The 2010 All-Star Game MVP finished with seven points, two rebounds and four assists in just over 10 minutes of action. Team LeBron defeated Team Giannis 172-164.
⚡️ @DwyaneWade ended his #NBAAllStar career with a memorable performance last night in Charlotte!— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) February 18, 2019
Watch what Dwyane put on display in his 13th appearance in the big game.
At the end of the third quarter, the NBA played a video tribute for Wade and Dirk Nowitzki. NBA commissioner Adam Silver named both Wade and Nowitzki as “special roster additions” for the two NBA legends. The players who battled each other in the 2006 and 2011 NBA Finals each received a special commemorative jersey at the end of the game.