Dwyane Wade, LeBron James work out together in Las Vegas
The two legendary ballplayers have been teammates multiple times with varying degrees of success.
The duo first combined forces on the Heat from 2010-2014, becoming one of the most dominant one-two punches in the league and going to four straight NBA Finals, winning back to back championships in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.
Their second stint as teammates didn’t exactly go as planned. Wade joined James on the Cavaliers in the 2017-18 season, but it was soon clear that the once-deadly combination didn’t have the same effect anymore.
Wade ended up coming off the bench for the Cavs and then was traded back to the Heat in order to acquire better shooters and athletic wings to take his playing time. He ended the season on a positive note with the team where he made his name, recognized as a local hero and fully supported by the Miami fan base.
While LeBron recently signed a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers, Wade is still a free agent and has yet to sign with an NBA team.
He has received an offer from the Chinese league team, the Zhejiang Golden Bull, for three years and $25 million. The Heat is also willing to retain his services for another year, but all they can offer is $5.3 million.
It will be interesting to see where Wade ends up signing, as he almost certainly has the ability to provide a spark of offense for a team, not to mention the leadership and wisdom he can bring to a locker room.
Is it possible that Wade teams with LeBron yet again on a new team? Do the Lakers want to extend another one-year contract to a veteran?
Wade seems to downplay it in his caption, seemingly insinuating it was nothing more than getting some work in, but in an interesting and odd offseason, anything is possible.