LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Mario Chalmers Go Double Alley-Oop (Video)
If that headline makes no sense to you, we completely understand. That’s because it is being used to describe a play that I can’t ever really remember seeing. The Miami Heat began their 2011-2012 campaign in a big way on Christmas Day by smoking the defending champion Mavericks in an NBA Finals rematch. Since it was Christmas, even LeBron James found himself in a giving mood. Instead of throwing down an alley-oop when he received a perfect pass from Mario Chalmers, LeBron tipped the ball to Dwyane Wade who slammed it home. It was pretty much a double alley-oop. Check out this video that LBS contributor Alan Hull called our attention to:
If you notice the score, you’ll see that the Heat were cruising the entire game. LeBron said he wants to get back to having fun this year instead of being the villain, and Miami certainly looked like a relaxed bunch on Sunday. Like them or not, the Heat are a team that reached the NBA Finals in their first season together and became extremely dangerous as the season progressed last year. If healthy, I think they’re easily the best team in the NBA this season.