Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James revealed the simple reason why the reunion with Dwyane Wade became impossible this summer. ‘The King’ admitted before that he dreamt of creating a ‘Super Team’ with his best friends – Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, and Dwyane Wade.
The departure of Dwyane Wade in the Miami Heat is one of the most dramatic scenes this offseason. Many are expecting that Wade will end his NBA career in Miami. The veteran shooting guard had played 13 years with the Heat and won three NBA championship titles.
When free agency started, the Cleveland Cavaliers were also rumored to be interested in signing Dwyane Wade. LeBron James admitted that he wished to team up once again with Wade, but the Cavaliers could not give the salary that he deserves.
“We couldn’t afford him,” James admitted following Wednesday’s practice. “It’s that simple.”
The Cavaliers lost two of the important players in their bench, Timofey Mozgov and Matthew Dellavedova, after receiving a higher offer from other teams. Also, J.R. Smith is yet to sign a new deal since the Cavaliers still refuse to give him a $15 million annual salary.
Aside from James, coach Tyronn Lue also opened up the possibility of Wade joining the Cavaliers this offseason.
“Who wouldn’t be interested in a Hall-of-Famer,” he asked. “That don’t even make sense. Yeah, we wanted him.”
Dwyane Wade admitted that it was his dream to play for his hometown team. In the recent free agency, the 34-year-old shooting guard signed a two-year deal worth $47 million with the Chicago Bulls. Jimmy Butler might be the new face of the Bulls’ franchise, but Wade still managed to bring the leadership in Chicago.
Despite his age, Wade continues to improve his skills to be able to help the Chicago Bulls battle against the best teams in the league. If the ‘Three Alphas’ mesh well, the Bulls could threaten LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference in the 2016-17 NBA season.
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