Dwyane Wade Narrates How 2011 NBA Champion Jason Terry Humbled Him and LeBron James

Published 12/13/2020, 3:55 PM EST
MIAMI, FL – JUNE 25: Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James participate in the Miami Heat 2012 NBA Championship Celebration at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 25, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)


The Big 3 era at the Miami Heat with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh was fun to watch. However, the trio didn’t have a dream start to their stint. In their first year together, they were defeated by the Mavericks in the NBA Finals.

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For that meltdown, the Big 3 received a lot of criticism from fans and they were in a pretty bad place.

Dwyane Wade shares an incident with Jason Terry

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D-Wade recently sat down for an interview, where talked about how Jason Terry humbled them. “So Dallas beats us and me, I go dark, LeBron [James] goes dark, he grows his hair and everything, he goes real dark.

“And we had a trip that was planned earlier… So we kept our trip, and that was the first time we’ve seen each other since we lost.”

D-Wade narrated what happened at the club in the Bahamas, where they took the trip to. “So we get to the club and Jason Terry is in the back of the line.

“And we walk in it like D-Wade, Bron come on come on so we go right in VIP. And Jason Terry and everybody took him another 20 minutes to get in that club.

“[He] walked right up to us and put his hand out and in that moment I did not want to shake that man’s hand at all because they just beat us in the Finals.

“… At that moment I was like damn JT got some over us right now… He came over there like pay respect and we had to give that man his respect. Because of what they accomplished and how they beat us, was special. But what they did is it humbled us.”

After that devastating 2011 NBA Finals defeat, the Heat came back even stronger. They dominated the league for the next 2-3 years and will forever be remembered as one of the most iconic teams in NBA history.

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LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh with the Miami Heat

MIAMI, FL – JUNE 25: LeBron James participates in the Miami Heat 2012 NBA Championship Celebration at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 25, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)

Over the course of 4 years, the three superstars went to the NBA Finals every year. They did end up on the losing side for two Finals, but they still dominated the league. At the time, the common narrative was to see which team would come out of the West to face the Heat in the Finals.

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Those Heat days will forever be engraved in the memories of these legends and fans as well. All things considered, if the Mavs hadn’t given them a reality check, things might have been very different.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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