A reunion by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade with the Cleveland Cavaliers is possible next season, according to former NBA pro Jalen Rose.
Jalen Rose, who played for a number of teams in his NBA career from 1994 to 2007, is now an analyst for sports channel ESPN. He stated in a recent Jalen & Jacoby podcast with David Jacoby why the Wade-James reunion is “not that far-fetched”
Wade and James were former teammates with the Miami Heat where they featured to form a super team with Chris Bosh. They won two NBA titles together in 2012 and 2013 but LeBron left for Cleveland in 2014.
“If Dwyane Wade ever leaves Miami, it’s 100% going to be to play with LeBron James in Cleveland,” Rose said to Jacoby when asked on the possibility of the pair’s reunion with the Cavaliers after the current season. “It’s going to be interesting.”
Rose also stated that with the huge deals for the Heat’s Goran Dragic, who got paid last offseason, and Hassan Whiteside, who will be paid big after this season, the “broken down” Wade might not be a priority for Pat Riley and the Heat.
Rose, who played for the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns, added that with Wade’s injuries and age, it would hurt his negotiating power with the Heat and that Wade might consider leaving and join LeBron in Cleveland.
Wade is earning about $20 million this season but it’s not sure if Riley is willing to give him another big contract after the season. LeBron James might just get his buddy to join him in Cleveland.
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