HOUSTON (AP) – The last All-Star game in Houston was a glimpse of what Miami Heat games would become.
LeBron James scored 29 points and was the MVP.
Dwyane Wade added 20 and made the go-ahead basket to cap a huge comeback, and the Eastern Conference beat the West 122-120 in 2006.
“I had a pretty good experience the first time around, looking for the same thing this time,” Wade said Friday.
The way things are going for the Heat, why not?
And think about this: James was already the best player that night, and he was nowhere near the player he is today.
“I’m a better player. At that point in time, I wasn’t a complete basketball player. I couldn’t shoot as well as I can now, I never posted up back then,” James said. “More games, more playoff games, more knowledge. You continue to learn each and every day, it makes you a better player. That’s what you want, to become a better player. That’s what I want.
I want to be the greatest of all-time. I try to do whatever it takes to get me in that position.