What former Heat guard Mario Chalmers had to say about iconic Dwyane Wade-LeBron James photo

 

The iconic photo from 2010 of Dwyane Wade under the basket in Milwaukee with his arms outstretch as LeBron James is completing a tomahawk dunk in the background made the rounds on social media this week.

The shot was revisited after ESPN’s Dave McMenamin posted that Wade once told him that was the one photo he will ask LeBron to sign to hang in his house when he’s retired.

The photo also caught the attention of former Heat guard Mario Chalmers, who shared four NBA Finals appearances and two titles (2012-13) with Wade, James and Chris Bosh as the Heat’s point guard. Chalmers posted on his Instagram account that the play, which occurred during a game early in the 2010-11 season, James’ first in Miami, came off his steal.

Chalmers, of course, likely was joking as he followed the comment with a ‘lol.’ But if not, his memory is a bit fuzzy.

The play, which came in the first quarter, started when the Bucks’ Brandon Jennings missed a 3-point shot and the rebound was tipped to Wade, who picked it up on the run near the three-point circle and sprinted downcourt. Wade left the ball for James off his dribble just above the foul line. James grabbed it, took off and threw it down.

Chalmers, in fact, wasn’t on the court as the Heat started Carlos Arroyo at point guard. Chalmers, though, can be seen celebrating as the camera panned to the Heat bench after the play.

Chalmers did play 16 minutes that game and did have one steal.

Of course, Chalmers went on to have plenty of highlight reel moments of his own in those four years, starting every regular season game from 2011-12 to 2013-14, including every playoff game during the Heat’s two championship runs.

Chalmers was trade by the Heat to Memphis in November 2015. He currently is a free agent after playing in 66 games last season for the Grizzlies.

 

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