However, Wade may have recently hurt James’ feelings by admitting who his favorite player to watch in the NBA is.
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were an unstoppable duo on the Heat
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James played four seasons together on the Heat. The future Hall of Famers led Miami to four straight NBA Finals and won back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013.
James averaged 26.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 6.7 assists with the Heat. He won two regular-season MVPs and two Finals MVPs. Meanwhile, Wade put up 22.2 points, 5.3 boards, and 4.7 assists while LeBron was his teammate in South Beach.
Wade and James connected on a bevy of highlight plays on the Heat. Even though they only played four years together, Flash and The King are one of the best duos in NBA history.
Dwyane Wade retired from the NBA after the 2018-19 season. He currently works for TNT as a studio analyst. LeBron James, who is still the best player in the league and dominating for the LA Lakers, may be upset with his pal after what the Chicago native said about Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry.
Dwyane Wade said Stephen Curry is his favorite player to watch in the NBA
Stephen Curry, and not LeBron James, is Dwyane Wade’s favorite player to watch in the NBA. The three-time champion revealed this tidbit on Tuesday’s edition of NBA on TNT.
James and Curry are friends, but the two superstars are rivals on the court. Curry and the Warriors went 3-1 against LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals during James’ second stint with the Cavs.
The one loss the Warriors suffered was in historic fashion, as LeBron and the Cavs erased a 3-1 series deficit in the 2016 Finals to become the first team in NBA history to win a title after trailing 3-1.
Even though James is a huge fan of Curry’s game, he probably would have liked to hear Wade call his name as his favorite player in the NBA. However, James can take solace in knowing that Wade still views him as the top player in the league despite being 36-years-old.
Dwyane Wade, and the rest of the NBA world, would love to see Stephen Curry and the Warriors face LeBron James and the Lakers in the 2021 playoffs. LA is a lock to make the postseason, while the Dubs will face an uphill climb since Klay Thompson won’t play this season.
LeBron James and Stephen Curry are both in the MVP conversation
LeBron James is averaging 25.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game for the Lakers this season. LA is in second place in the Western Conference standings.
Meanwhile, Stephen Curry is putting up 30.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists for the Warriors. Golden State is in eighth place in the West.
Since the Lakers have a better record than the Warriors, James is ahead of Curry in the MVP race. It’s going to be fascinating to track LeBron and Steph’s numbers as the season moves along and see who ends up with the Maurice Podoloff Trophy.
Dwyane Wade will root for LeBron James and Stephen Curry to have stellar seasons, but he may enjoy watching Curry more than The Chosen One.
Stats courtesy of Basketball Reference.