Miami Heat Is Challenging Fans To Recreate One Of The Most Iconic Basketball Photos Ever
And the results are hilarious.
Our favorite team is always up to something, and they're at it again. Miami Heat is challenging fans to recreate one of the most iconic photos in the team's basketball history, and the internet is loving it.
As you may recall, it was December 5th, 2010 and the Miami Heat were in Milwaukee to face the Bucks. The Heat were just months into what would later become the franchise's most iconic era thanks in part to the summer signings of LeBron James and Chris Bosh.
If you can recall, around December of that year, the Heat were not yet the dominant force that LeBron James had guaranteed they would become when he was unveiled in a Heat jersey for the first time and uttered the infamous "not one, not two, not three..." speech in regards to how many titles the Heat's new big three would win together.
Wade, LeBron and Bosh were still learning how to play with each other. Often times, the result would be disappointing to fans who wanted to see Harlem Globetrotters-like dominance from the get-go.
However, it was on that early December evening, that Wade and James provided what would eventually become one of the most iconic images of their time together in Miami.
If you're a Heat fan, you recall the play like it was yesterday. If you're even a casual basketball fan, you have surely seen the image that resulted as a consequence of this play.
Wade gobbles up a rebound on the defensive end and immediately breaks for a fast break. While 'The Flash' is streaking down the court, the human freight train that is LeBron James is picking up speed right behind Wade.
In a split-second of natural chemistry, Wade bounces the ball in James' path and before the former Cavalier even takes flight, Wade throws his hands up in celebration. James went on to tomahawk slam the ball through the rim and set the tone for what was eventually an 88-78 win for the Heat.
To celebrate the iconic play, the Miami Heat took to Twitter to present fans with a fun and interesting challenge.
As you can see, there have been some epic recreations of the photo. Woody and Buzz in particular, killed it.
One Heat fan had an awesome reply to the tweet with a more recent memory from the Miami Heat.
If you decide to take the Heat up on their challenge, be sure to tag us and share your attempts at recreating this amazing photo.