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June 20, 2006
In O'Neal's second season with the Heat, he and Wade teamed up to bring Miami it's first ever NBA Title. It was O'Neal's fourth championship and first without the Lakers. Wade established himself as one of the top players in the league that year, earning the NBA Finals MVP in the Heat's 4-2 series victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Wade led the team with 27.2 points per game while O'Neal added 20.0 points per game. Injuries took their toll on O'Neal in the 2006-07 season as he played in just 40 games for the Heat and averaged just 17.2 points per game - the first time in his career that he had averaged below 20 points per game in a season. After a slow start to the following season, he was dealt to the Suns mid-season in a deal that sent forward Shawn Marion to the Heat.
Pictured: Miami Heat head coach Pat Riley holds the Larry O'Brian trophy with Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O'Neal after winning the NBA finals against the Dallas Mavericks in Game 6 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on June 20, 2006.