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2. Dwyane Wade vs. LeBron James

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have had a friendly but spirited rivalry since entering the league in 2003. In the 22 head-to-head matchups between the two stars prior to James joining the Heat in 2010, LeBron was 18-14 against Wade.

Wade and James each averaged over 27 points per game in those 22 contests, though LeBron scored slightly better with 29.4 points per game versus Wade’s 27.6. Those numbers are a couple of points higher than the career averages for both players.

Their last meeting was on February 4, 2010 in Cleveland. The Cavaliers prevailed over the Heat in that game by a final score of 102-86. Wade had 24 points, nine assists and three rebounds, while James led the Cavaliers with 36 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.

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Rizwan is a graduate of UCLA and Loyola Law School and is a fan of all sports, but in particular basketball (NBA and NCAA). He has been a freelance writer since 2011 and is proud to be a staff writer for HeatNation.com.