Dwyane Wade, LeBron James connect 1 last time with All-Star game alley-oop

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade had one of the great connections in NBA history, teaming up to play in four straight NBA Finals while winning a pair of championships with the Miami Heat.

On Sunday, the close friends had a chance to rekindle that connection one last time at the NBA All-Star game, and they made the most of it.

Early in the third quarter, Kevin Durant threw an outlet pass to a streaking Wade off a rebound.

This looks familiar

James trailed Wade on a 3-on-1 break, setting up an ideal opportunity to make the highlight reel. Wade lobbed the ball in perfect position off the backboard for James to grab and slam home for a two-handed alley-oop.

Just like the old days.

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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 17: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat and LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers both of Team LeBron look on during the trophy presentation ceremony after their 178-164 win over Team Giannis during the NBA All-Star game as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Spectrum Center on February 17, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - FEBRUARY 17: Dwyane Wade #3 and LeBron James #23 of Team Lebron celebrate during the 2019 NBA All-Star Game on February 17, 2019 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - FEBRUARY 17: LeBron James #23 and Dwyane Wade #3 of Team LeBron get ready before the 2019 NBA All-Star Game on February 17, 2019 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - FEBRUARY 17: LeBron James #23 and Dwyane Wade #3 of Team LeBron react to a play during the game against Team Giannis during the 2019 NBA All-Star Game on February 17, 2019 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - FEBRUARY 17: LeBron James #23 of Team LeBron stands with Dwyane Wade #3 of Team Lebron during the 2019 NBA All-Star Game on February 17, 2019 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - FEBRUARY 17: LeBron James #23 and Dwyane Wade #3 of Team LeBron high five after the 2019 NBA All-Star Game on February 17, 2019 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Wade called his shot before game

Before the game, Wade told Fox Sports his only goal of the weekend was to get James “one lob.”

“That’s what everybody wants to see,” Wade said.

Mission accomplished.

James: Game was bittersweet

“It meant everything,” James said of playing with Wade again. “It’s been a bittersweet moment for me. The bitter part is obviously this is our last time being on the floor together and playing the game that we love so much.

“The sweet part about it – just seeing him being able to go off on his own terms.”

Team LeBron won Sunday’s All-Star game, rallying from a 20-point deficit to beat Team Giannis, 178-164.

James tallied 19 points with eight rebounds and four assists while Wade posted seven points and four rebounds off the bench in his final All-Star game.

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