Chris Perkins of Sheridan Hoops wrote:
From Dwyane Wade’s point of view, the Los Angeles’ Lakers second major acquisition of the offseason didn’t surprise him. Dwight Howard-to-LA was always on the backburner.
It was the first one — the acquisition of Steve Nash — that caught him off guard.
“They’re making a play for a championship,” Wade told SheridanHoops.com Saturday on his nationwide book-signing tour.
“It’s not a surprising move that Dwight Howard went over there. I was kinda surprised to see Steve Nash. That was the one that was surprising.”
Call it The Great Impending Collision. We all expect to see it in mid-June, correct?
Heat vs. Lakers in the NBA Finals.
L.A.’s Big Three (Kobe Bryant, Howard and Nash) vs. Miami’s Big Three (Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh). It’s on.
“They’re putting themselves in position to compete for a championship,” Wade said. “Same thing we did in 2010.”
As for the Heat-Lakers matchup in the Finals, Wade seemed happy the Lakers have formed their own Big Three. But he’s taking the wait-and-see approach.
“Nothing is guaranteed to any one of us,” he said. “There’s a lot of good teams in the league, but this will make it very competitive.”