In their four seasons as Miami Heat teammates, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have teamed up for some incredible highlights. In the first half of their Christmas game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center, the duo might have outdone themselves on two first-half phenomenal alley-oops.
The first came with just under four minutes left in the first quarter. LeBron grabbed Chris Bosh's deflection of a Nick Young pass, found Wade in transition, and sprinted to the other end in the hope of a bucket. With a three-on-one advantage, Wade threw a no-look pass over his head to the surging James, who executed the alley-oop with flair.
The second was even more remarkable. With approximately 2:40 remaining in the first half, LeBron grabbed a tipped rebound, threw a terrific outlet pass to Wade on the right side of the court, and overwhelmed two Lakers defenders in transition despite not having a clear advantage. Wade lured Jodie Meeks over to defend and threw a one-handed pass off the right side of the backboard towards LeBron, who caught it with his theoretically weaker left hand for the fantastic finish.
Basketball fans could hardly ask for two better gifts.
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