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Dwyane Wade's circus shot

2/23/2011

Even though the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus left AmericanAirlines Arena a month ago, Dwyane Wade is apparently still auditioning for an act.

With Tuesday's game well out of reach late in the fourth quarter, Wade drove toward Sacramento Kings rookie DeMarcus Cousins in the lane and tripped over the big man's foot during one of his signature "Euro" step moves. But before tumbling out of bounds, Wade flipped the ball up with his right hand toward the rim while horizontal in the air. No look, nothing but net.

I can only assume Wade's reaction was a nod to Michael Jordan's classic shoulder shrug in the 1992 Finals against the Blazers. As impressive as Wade's circus shot may be, LeBron James dunk while doing sudoku still takes the cake as Tuesday night's best.