On Monday night, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers hosted Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat in a battle of close friends. James and Wade entered the game with a 15-15 record head-to-head, so it was a winner-take-all match-up.
In the end, James and company took home the victory after LeBron forced Wade into a missed three-point opportunity. Los Angeles took the game 108-105 as the Heat failed to hit a game-tying three at the buzzer.
After the win, LeBron and Wade met for a post-game hug in the final regular season meeting of their careers. During the embrace, Wade thanked LeBron for going to the Lakers so their final match-up could be on a huge stage – the Staples Center.
LeBron responded that there were only two places their final meeting could have happened: the Staples Center and “The Garden.” Of course LeBron was referring to Madison Square Garden – which led Knicks fans to wonder if LeBron was considering the Knicks.
James addressed the comments after the game.
LeBron James said in reference to his "here or the Garden" comment that no other venue could have held this final duel between LeBron and Wade other than those two venues. (Not that he was thinking of signing with the #Knicks)
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) December 11, 2018
LeBron stirred up a little controversy with his comments this week, but in reality fans just overreacted to a simple comment. That’s what it means to be a star in the NBA today.