Despite his resurgence during the playoffs and in particular the Eastern Conference Finals, Dwyane Wade's health continues to be called into question and the main reason is due to his long abiding friendship and partnership with LeBron James.
There is a terrific amount of hype surrounding the future of LeBron James and rumours of him leaving the Miami Heat continue to circulate.
Back in 2010 when LeBron James teamed up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh they envisioned a dynasty, James famously proclaimed the amount of titles they would win: Not 5, Not 6 etc. but what they did not predict was the rapid decline of the fitness of Wade.
Miami are currently chasing their third consecutive NBA title and one of the main reason for their success in this year's post season so far is the relative good bill of health for the shooting guard Wade.
Wade's health will certainly have an impact on the future of James, though he doesn't want to take the blame if the 'King' were to decide not to re-sign for the Heat and look for greener pastures.
Wade recently said: "Just don't put it on me, that's what I'm saying. Don't put the X on me... There's a lot that goes into, so just don't say, 'If Dwyane Wade doesn't have the year that we're accustomed to, it's over."
Wade recognises the impact his health can have on James' decision to stay and it isn't very likely that without LeBron, the Miami Heat could legitimately contend for an NBA championship.