There have been a number of notable "dynamic duos" in team sports over the years -- two team members whose performances rise way above the norm, and whose derring-do leaves audiences gasping in amazement.
In major league baseball, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig did that with their heavy hitting nearly a century ago; and in 1961, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris did it with their twin assault on the home run record. And in pro football, Joe Montana and Jerry Rice did it with their throw it and catch it heroics that won multiple championships.
In professional basketball, there have been a number of super tandems -- Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and then Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, are two that immediately come to mind.
But now there is a new and terrific dynamic duo on the sports stage -- a high-flying act to rival anything Barnum and Bailey ever had to offer. It's the Lebron James and Dwayne Wade show that is presently performing every other night in the National Basketball Association playoffs.
And just as it is with Magic and Kareem, and with Michael and Scottie, their exploits will be remembered, and mentioned often, many years after Father Time has brought their careers to a close.
Night after night, game after game, on offense and on defense, they are now working together as never before to produce plays that sometimes defy belief. Many of those who have long followed, and love the game of basketball, as well as more casual sports fans, must surely find themselves sometimes thinking, "I can't believe what I just saw".
In these days of overpaid athletes, and overpriced tickets, Lebron James and Dwayne Wade are well worth the price of admission -- or a couple hours of TV time.