Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was selected by LeBron James in Thursday's All-Star Game draft.
Wade will be a member of Team LeBron in this year's All-Star Game, following the selection by James. The draft pick by James was expected after Wade was added to the game's roster by NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Wade and James remain friends off the court and have put together many memorable moments on the court.
In his final NBA season, Wade is averaging 14 points in 25.5 minutes per game. While this may not be typical All-Star numbers, Wade was added to the game in recognition of his successful career. In his 15 seasons, Wade has won three championships and reached the All-Star Game 13 times.
Team LeBron includes a number of potential free agents, players that just may be of interest to James' Los Angeles Lakers in the off-season. Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving were all selected by James in the draft.
In addition to those possible free agents, James selected Damian Lillard, Karl-Anthony Towns, LaMarcus Aldridge, Bradley Beal and James Harden. Following the draft, James traded Russell Westbrook to Team Giannis for Ben Simmons. The other squad was selected by Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Wade will be Miami's only representative at All-Star Weekend, as no Heat players were selected for the All-Star Saturday events. The veteran should see some time on the court, but his overall usage may be limited. Dirk Nowitzki who was also added by the commissioner for the game was drafted by Team Giannis. Nowitzki and Wade both figure to receive warm receptions from the crowd in Charlotte.
The 2019 NBA All-Star Game will take place on Feb. 17 at 8:00 p.m.