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2004-2008: Shaq And Dwyane Wade With The Miami Heat
The 2004-05 season found the 32-year-old O'Neal back in the Eastern Conference with yet another dynamic young guard to team up with in the form of second-year star Dwyane Wade. Wade fluorished alongside O'Neal as his points per game totals jumped from 16.2 to 24.1 points per game. The duo improved upon the team's 42-40 record from the previous season, leading the team to a 59-23 mark and the Eastern Conference Finals, where they lost to defending champion Detroit in seven games.
Pictured: Shaquille O'Neal and Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat looking on against the Sacramento Kings at Arco Arena on December 23, 2004 in Sacramento, California.
December 23, 2004