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10 moments we'll never forget from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade's time in Miami

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Dwyane Wade, LeBron James [NBA Getty Images]

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade will share the court for one last time tonight when the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Miami Heat at the STAPLES Center.

It will be an emotional one as these former teammates, Eastern Conference rivals and best friends close a chapter in their careers. Wade has won four consecutive meetings against James and the two are at a dead-even 15-15 tie in their head-to-head history.

The dynamic duo sent shockwaves around the league when James, and Chris Bosh, signed with the Miami Heat in the 2010 offseason forming a 'Big 3'. Their four seasons together in Miami resulted in two NBA titles and a ton of memories that basketball fans will never forget.

Here are 10 lasting moments of LeBron and D-Wade's history as teammates with the Heat.

The Miami Heat Welcome Party

The Heat's new big three were strutting around like rockstars on a concert stage when they were introduced for the first time to their Miami fan base. How could anyone forget the infamous "Not 1... Not 2... Not 3... Not 4... Not 5..." speech LeBron gave at the Welcome Party?

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The boxing handshake

James has been known for having handshakes with every player on any team he plays for, and none were more iconic than he and Wade's during their time in Miami. Their boxing handshake became a focal point of NBA pregame antics and it would be awesome to see them pull it off one more time in one of their last two meetings.

Full-court passes and alley-oops

Wade looked like a star quarterback at times, launching long-range passes with James on the receiving end. More often than not, LeBron would out-leap multiple defenders to come down with the ball resulting in an easy layup or dunk.

The photo

The most iconic photo of LeBron and D-Wade's time in Miami without question. This picture symbolizes the show that these two players would put on night in and night out, throwing alley-oops all over the court. Wade even mentioned that this is the one photo that he will have LeBron sign to be hung in his house once he retires.

Combining for 69 points in Game 6 vs. the Pacers

In the 2012 Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Indiana Pacers gave the Heat all they could handle. Trailing 2-1 in the series, the Heat won three straight games to fend off the scrappy Pacers team. Leading 3-2, Wade exploded for 41 points and LeBron added 28 points to assure that Miami would not fall short of returning to the NBA Finals.

2012 NBA Finals celebration

In the waning moments of the 2012 NBA Finals, you could see the pressure lift off of LeBron's shoulders as he and Wade celebrated on the sideline like excited kids once their victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder was secured. This moment of celebration will forever be one of the top moments of these two teammates careers.

The 27-game win streak

Who could forget the Miami Heat's legendary 27-game win streak back in 2013?

After a loss to the Indiana Pacers on February 1st, 2013, the Heat were 29-14. They went 52 days without losing a game after that, boasting an insane 56-14 record at the back end of the streak on March 27, 2013. They fell six games shy of the 1971-72 Lakers NBA record 33-game win streak, ranking as the second-longest single-season win streak in NBA history.

Over the 27 games, LeBron averaged 27.0 points, 8.1 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game. Wade averaged 22.8 points, 5.7 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game.

The Harlem Shake

The Harlem Shake was an Internet sensation in 2013 with everyone uploading their own original version of the video that went viral. The Miami Heat decided to have some fun and do their own Harlem Shake video that eventually amounted to nearly two million views on YouTube. The video will forever be associated with that era of the Heat, showing LeBron and D-Wade can have some fun while they were beating up on the rest of the league.

Combining for 60 points in 2013 NBA Finals Game 7

After Ray Allen hit one of the biggest shots in NBA history in Game 6 to keep the Heat's hopes alive, LeBron and Wade took care of business in Game 7. LeBron went off for a game-high 37 points and Wade added 23 to defeat the San Antonio Spurs and win their second-consecutive championship.

The Christmas Day alley-oops

The Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers faced off on Christmas Day in 2013. Wade threw two alley-oops to LeBron that seemed uncatchable, until James reminded everyone just how athletic he really is. These were two of the best connections Wade and LeBron had throughout their entire with the Heat.

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