Never before have we seen a tandem of two superstars at the highest points of their career teaming up, until LeBron James decided to take his talents to South Beach and join Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat.
James was already a two-time MVP, scoring champion and led some mediocre Cleveland teams to consecutive 60-plus win seasons. Wade was a scoring champion, NBA champion and Finals MVP, who was coming off the two best statistical and most efficient years of his career. You can see why Mark Cuban and Dan Gilbert began to cry unfair upon this decision, especially when Chris Bosh was already on the team as well.
All the crying and complaining didn't matter.
Since the two paired up, the Heat have represented the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals and became the first team from the East to win an NBA title since the 2008 Boston Celtics. The team has received significant help from the likes of Bosh, Shane Battier, Mario Chalmers and Mike Miller, but it's Wade and James, as the team's catalysts, deciding who would inevitably end up coming out victorious.
In the past two years, Wade and James have gone from playing like strangers to featuring some full-fledged chemistry that includes full-court alley-oop's and realizing how to play this game the correct way. Wade played with a superstar in Shaquille O'Neal. James was essentially gaining his first ever experience playing with a teammate who was on the same plane as him.
With two more years until they have the opportunity to opt-out—and the high possibility they stick together—Wade and James have the potential to become the best duo the league has ever seen; and, yes, that does include Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen and Karl Malone and John Stockton.
However, we need to let the games happen and we need to see how well James and Wade continue to play together. So, before we make any insane assumptions, let's allow these two, and the rest of the Heat, to continue the push to possibly becoming the NBA's next dynasty.
For now, we take a look at 10 reasons as to why Wade and James could become the best duo to ever step onto a court in the same uniform.