Lakers News: Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal Pay Tribute To Dwyane Wade’s One Last Dance
Dwyane Wade, Lakers
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

All of the attention was on Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson’s resignation, but the night was also very important for a different reason.

It marked the end of an era in the NBA as two all-time greats, Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki, played their last home games in their respective arenas.

Wade played 16 NBA seasons and won three championships with the Miami Heat and in his time, he built relationships with some greats from the Lakers organization.

Of his three championships, he won two with LeBron James and one with Shaquille O’Neal, both players that have worn the purple and gold. He also was Kobe Bryant’s biggest competition for numerous seasons, so those two also built up a strong competitive relationship.

With Wade’s retirement looming, Twitter Sports put together a tribute video for him and O’Neal and Bryant were both featured:

Among the highlights of the video are O’Neal comparing Wade to a puppy and mentions when he requested to be traded to Miami to play with him. He also explains giving him the nickname, “Flash.” Additionally, Bryant talks about Wade’s competitive intuition and how he inspired him to get in the gym and train more.

Wade’s career comes to an end with him being named an All-Star 13 times, All-NBA team eight times, and All-NBA Defensive Team three times. He is known as the best ever to wear a Heat jersey for all he accomplished with that organization.

You May Also Like

Los Angeles Lakers Vs. San Antonio Spurs Postgame (VIDEOS)

Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan met for the final time of their careers on Friday night, as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-113…

VIDEO: Kobe Talks Fatigue, Loss To OKC, Rajon Rondo Trade

Kobe Bryant had a rough shooting night (3-15) in the Los Angeles…

Lakers Video: Carmelo Anthony Teases New Episode Of ‘The Shop’

The new episode of HBO’s “The Shop” premieres Friday night at 6 p.m. PT on HBO Max and it features Los Angeles Lakers…

Lakers Vs. Grizzlies Videos: Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Larry Nance Jr

The Los Angeles Lakers had Brandon Ingram back in the starting lineup, but without Lonzo Ball setting the tone for the style of play, struggled against the Memphis Grizzlies, losing 109-99…