Friday morning LeBron James put together a special Instagram collage in honor of teammate Dwyane Wade‘s birthday (Wade turned 32 on January 17th). The image contained various pictures of the Miami Heat teammates over the years, with a long note to Wade in the caption. Here’s the image and note:
Happy Bday to my running mate, homie, brother, and most of all straight up friend! The friendship we’ve created our rookie year at pre draft camp was pure and that’s why we stuck together from that point on! Obviously didn’t know we would eventually become teammates and do the things we’ve done so far. I came to Miami for 2 reasons. To play with U and to win championships and I can’t thank u enough for the sacrifice you’ve made since I arrived homie! No matter what happens in the future we stuck together like brothers for life. And no matter what they say, u still a BAD Mutha-Shut-Yo-Mouth out there on that court!@dwyanewade. Oh almost forgot u old as dirt! Boy you look 40. Hahaha! #TreyBallBDay#YouASuckaOnYoBDay
We don’t want to be one of those outlets that overanalyzes something, but in the note when LeBron mentions “no matter what happens”, it leaves the door open for some to speculate whether LeBron was referring to free agency. LeBron can — and most likely will — opt out of his current contract this summer and having already won two championships in Miami together, he or Wade could be heading their separate ways come July. It’s unlikely, but a very real possibility.
For what it’s worth, James and Wade have been spectacular playing together over the past four seasons. Once the dust settles and free agency has come and gone, they will go down as one of the best duos in NBA history.
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