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Dwyane Wade Admits The Heat Superteam Was Created Because of Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 28: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat and Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talk during a break in the game on February 28, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 106-88. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Domino effects are very real and occur in sports and life, in general. In an episode of the Skweek Show by Tony Parker, Dwyane Wade admitted that he chose to join forces with LeBron James and Chris Bosh because Kobe Bryant was consistently winning. 

“I know I cut my TV off as soon as Kobe ran and grabbed that ball. I was like, ‘LeBron, what you gonna do?’

That was our summer free agency. They were dominating. Kobe was winning all these rings, and we were like, ‘Hold on, he got five and we got one?’ So, yeah. That changed the league.”

Dwyane Wade on how the Heat’s Big 3 was formed

The Miami Heat signed James and Bosh to join Wade in the summer of 2010, and everyone could see it was going to be a problem for the league. After all, James, Bosh, and Wade were all in the prime of their powers.

Bryant never made the NBA Finals again, while the Big 3 had four consecutive Finals appearances from 2011 to 2014. They ended up winning the championship in 2012 and 2013.

Was Wade Lying?

SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 11: (L-R) LeBron James #6, Dwyane Wade #3 and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat stand on the court in the second quarter while taking on the San Antonio Spurs during Game Three of the 2013 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 11, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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But here’s the thing: The Internet never forgets. When someone famous like Wade makes a bold statement, somebody out there is looking for the receipts.

On X/Twitter, a fan with the name “Coach James” called out Wade for blatantly lying. Of course, he had an old video as evidence. It was an interview where Wade told Kevin Garnett the Big 3 got together because of the Boston Celtics.

James also said the same thing in another interview.

So, which version is the truth? Well, both could be true. When Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers were making it out of the West, the Celtics were the powers of the East. Theoretically speaking, they couldn’t get to Bryant if they can’t beat Boston.

But then again, fans couldn’t help but ask: What’s the real truth here?