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Heat icon Dwyane Wade drops truth bomb on what really happened with LeBron James’ The Decision

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Back in 2010, the entire NBA world was waiting with bated breath for LeBron James to make the decision. Not just any decision. The Decision. On July 8th, 2010 James announced that he was officially signing with the Miami Heat, joining forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to form a Big Three that would lord over the NBA for a half decade.

But according to Wade himself, he was just as nervous watching the special on ESPN as the rest of the world. In a recent interview with Justin Tinsley on The Undefeated, the Miami Heat icon admitted that while he supposedly had a verbal agreement with LeBron James prior, he still wasn’t sure it was going to happen.

“Not at all! You don’t know until you see it,” admitted the Heat legend. “It has to actually happen. And so, yeah, we made a decision on July 4. I didn’t tell anybody but my wife until July 7. I told people on July 7 after I signed, like my close-knit group. We kept it very, very, very tight. But at the end of the day, here’s why I really didn’t say anything. ’Cause I ain’t saying nothing until it happens.”

Dwyane Wade revealed that between locking in the verbal agreement with LeBron and the actual announcement, the two best friends had zero communication whatsoever about their plan to meet in Miami. He just had to hope “South Beach” is what immediately followed “I’m taking my talents to..”

“I had to sit there like everybody else. I didn’t talk to ’Bron. I talked to him, like, a week before The Decision. He went dark 23 on me! I didn’t know. Just like everybody else, I sat by the TV and just to make sure that everything that we talked about was still on the up-and-up.”

Two championships and four NBA Finals appearances later, the Miami Heat of the early 2010s have become an iconic part of NBA history.