Dwyane Wade recalls when Kobe Bryant scored an iconic goal for him

December 4, 2009, is a symbolic day for any Kobe Bryant fan. The Los Angeles Lakers host the Miami Heat in an East vs West game and it’s a close match. The late Kobe Bryant created the clutch as he did on a regular basis. With just 3.2 seconds left on the clock, the Lakers were two behind and Metta World Peace was in the lead.

Kobe Bryant, who is being marked by Dwyane Wade, is ready to receive the ball, makes three dribbles and finishes with one foot while swinging to the left. The shot went into the whistle and the Lakers won the game.


On the anniversary of the iconic shot, Dwyane Wade recalls the play calling it a stroke of luck. He say:

“One foot, fading away, on the top of the key. It was a Kobe moment; I really can’t be that crazy. I looked down and said its Kobe! ”

Kobe Bryant finished the game with 33 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Dwyane Wade also had a strong opening game, scoring 26 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. In his post-match interview, the late Kobe Bryant was honest, exclaiming that the shot he just took was one of his luckiest. He say:

“It was the luckiest shot I have taken so far. It feels good, [but] I just couldn’t believe this ball could go inside this shot.”

Dwyane Wade is not surprised that Kobe is the match winner against him on this day in 2009. # NBA75

Recently, some footage shows the two guards having a conversation after the game. And it goes like this:

Kobe: D Wade, what’s wrong boy?

D Wade: I’m not talking to you right now

D Wade: Laugh or cry, I don’t know what to do. I will be smile

D Wade: You’re the only one, if it were anyone else, I’d rip the dressing room apart.

Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade were the best shooting bodyguards of their time

Both Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade have had a solid influence on the league. They have won many championships and were the most elite shooting bodyguards of their time. Whenever the two keepers work together, they show for the fans it’s a defensive showdown on almost any possession.

This play is dirty! Kobe Bryant x Dwayne Wade

Their competitive spirit brought them together. The late Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant forged a strong bond during their time in the league and as teammates with the United States National team. Together they won the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medal, playing the final against Spain’s national team. One thing they both have in common is that they will do anything to win and win titles.

Dwyane Wade took Kobe Bryant very seriously, often calling him the greatest player of their era. The pair have faced each other 20 times, Dwyane Wade winning 11 of those matches. However, Kobe Bryant’s 26.1 points per game far exceeds Dwyane Wade’s average of 24.3 points per game.

The late Kobe Bryant was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2020, and Dwyane Wade is sure to join him in the years to come, after retiring in 2019. Dwyane Wade recalls when Kobe Bryant scored an iconic goal for him

Aila Slisco

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