By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
LeBron James has been criticized for bringing in former Top 10 players to be his teammate. He has done it again with one of his best friends.
The Cavaliers were the favorites to sign Wade after he agreed to a buyout with the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night. He reunites with his best friend James, as the two were previously teammates with the Miami Heat.
In addition, James and Wade were a member of the 2003 NBA Draft class. James was the No. 1 overall pick by the Cavaliers, while Wade went fifth overall to the Heat.
Wade had to clear waivers before he could officially sign. On Wednesday, his first day of being eligible to sign with his new team, he signed with the Cavaliers.
The 32-year-old, who may be playing for his final team in his career, had to eat $8 million to leave the Bulls. Yet, he did receive $16 million of his potential $23.8 million deal for this season during the buy out.
Last season with the Bulls, he averaged 18.3 points. He also shot 31% from three-point range.
Wade and James helped the Heat two championship in a stretch that included four straight NBA Finals appearances from 2011 to 2014. The Cavaliers, if they advance to the NBA Finals once again, it’ll be their third straight NBA Finals appearance.
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