To understand the relationship — the fraternity — between close LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, it helps to remember that James was without a title when he took his talents to South Beach to join Wade and, along with Chris Bosh, create a superteam that won two titles together. Wade already had a title, and an NBA Finals MVP (2006) to his name when James arrived, a situation that makes Wade a little bit like Steph Curry in the current Curry-Kevin Durant show.
When James arrived Wade immediately (and smartly) said lots of stuff about the Heat being “LeBron’s team.” But he and James and everybody else knew that without Wade, that Heat team doesn’t win the NBA championship. James and Wade won big together and have remained close as both left Miami for the Midwest. Now the rumor is that a disgruntled Wade, who joined the Chicago Bulls only to see the team default to rebuilding status, may join James in Cleveland — a rumor stoked by James and Wade’s recent LA workout (see below). James calls Wade is brother and says playing with him just “feels different.” Maybe that’s because it smells like two championships out there.