Before they went to the NBA Finals together on four consecutive occasions, and won two titles as teammates in Miami, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James would occasionally stage epic battles. Kobe Bryant used to be Wade’s favorite opponent – Dwyane calls Bean the second greatest player of all time, for what that’s worth – but Dwyane can’t wait to go up against LeBron again. Per Hot Hot Hoops:

Wade was asked who his favorite player to battle on the hardwood and wasn’t shy in his response. Wade explained that he is longing for his next battle with LeBron James saying:

 

“Well, it used to be Kobe Bryant … the second best all time … now, I have a new favorite player to play against … my former teammate, LeBron James.”