The influence of the Miami Heat’s “Big Three” era continues to reverberate throughout the NBA. Kids who grew up watching Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade dominate the league on their way to two championships in four years are now NBA players themselves, hoping to emulate the Hall of Fame players they idolized in their youth.
The Orlando Magic’s pair, Cole Anthony and Jalen Suggs, did a good imitation of James and Wade tonight. In the fourth quarter of the home win against the Washington Wizards, Anthony and Suggs teamed up for an alley-oop that was practically a carbon copy of a 2010 dunk – you’ve seen it for sure – started by Wade and ended by LeBron.
they went there. and they deserve to. pic.twitter.com/tXcytUogj1
– Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) November 30, 2023
On December 6, 2010, Wade runs in transition and lifts a ball for James. The moment became almost immediately iconic and spawned a still image that went around the web millions of times.
Nearly 13 years later, at Orlando’s Amway Center, Suggs stole a pass intended for Kyle Kuzma and started a fastbreak that ended with an underhand pass to Anthony and held his arms up as the ball went in – just as Wade and LeBron did so many years ago.