LeBron James hangs with former Heat teammates in Miami (photo)
While it’s more a case of much ado about nothing than anything else — but will likely cause pangs of regret to shoot through the hearts of Miami Heat fans, Hassan Whiteside posted a photograph on Instagram of LeBron James hanging with several Heat players, including himself and fellow former “Big Three” members Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, with Mario Chalmers rounding out the crew. The sixth man in the photograph apparently is Wade’s photographer.
Wade had earlier submitted a post on Instagram in which he dubbed the event as “Team Wade Field Day 2015,” along the caption, “They don’t want it!!! first of many. #anyonehasfacepaint #teamwade,” per the Sun-Sentinel.
James has been in the Miami area over the past few weeks after summoning his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates to South Beach for some pre-training camp workouts, so it’s not surprising that he would check in with his former Heat comrades. After all, James has said repeatedly that he looks back fondly on his time with the Heat and considers Wade and Bosh lifelong friends. Heck, James and Wade recently vacationed in the Bahamas together.
Still, the notion of James taking the floor with those four current Heat players obviously has to sting fans of the team, simply from imagining what could have been had LeBron opted to remain in Miami. But what’s done is done, but that doesn’t mean many will try to read far too deeply into some hidden meaning behind the hangout session.