LeBron James congratulates Dwyane Wade on being Hall of Fame finalist

On Friday, the finalists for the 2023 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame were announced, and it is a mighty impressive group.

Perhaps the most impressive member of the finalists is Dwyane Wade, the legendary shooting guard who played the vast majority of his 16-year career with the Miami Heat.

Four of those seasons in Miami came alongside LeBron James, and in each of those seasons, the team made it to the NBA Finals. It captured back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013.

Wade and James also played half a season together on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017-18 campaign.

Also among the finalists are two more men linked to James: Gregg Popovich, the longtime coach of the San Antonio Spurs who faced him three times in the finals, and Dirk Nowitzki, who defeated James and Wade in the 2011 championship series.

The four-time MVP gave Wade, Popovich and Nowitzki their flowers on social media.

The inductees will be announced during the NCAA Final Four in April.

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