September 26, 2013
Dwayne Wade (41 pts) vs. LeBron James (42 pts) - 2009 #tbt
Kevin Durant thinks his former teammate James Harden is a top ten player over Dwayne Wade. Though I'm not fully sold on his premise, I thought I'd share a Throwback Thursday from a time when the argument would be fully dismissed. In what would be the final regular season for LeBron James in Cleveland, this was one of the last epic encounters between Wade and James before they would become teammates.
The video shows highlights from LeBron and Wade throughout the game, but most enjoyable to me is watching the old "Flash" dominate the basketball and play the point-man-decision maker for the Miami offense. Watching him operate the high pick-and-roll and facilitate was special because of his shifty nature. Wade finished the game with 41 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists, and 7 steals. LeBron James countered with his own 42, and led the Cavaliers to a 107-100 victory.