LeBron James has been the most talked about basketball player this summer. That was until Paul George's horrific leg injury while on US duty at the weekend.
Many people are broken up about George's horrific leg break, but equal so, many people are broken up about LeBron James's departure from Miami Heat.
One of those people is former teammate and Heat superstar, Dwyane Wade. Having remained silent on the subject for a significant period of time, Dwyane Wade spoke recently about LeBron James' decision to return to Cleveland.
"I think you got to do what makes you happy. You've got to do what selfishly makes you happy, and the decision for him [LeBron] to go back home was that thing," Wade explained.
Wade was very close with LeBron during their four years together at Miami Heat, and the two were very successful in tandem as the Heat managed to make four NBA Finals, winning two titles.
In the lead up to LeBron's so called the decision part two - after the decision part one originally took him from Cleveland to Miami - Wade spent time with James. And the point-guard revealed that LeBron's body language at the time gave away the fact that he was about to leave for the Cavaliers.
"You can tell where someone's heart is and tell what they're thinking. I kind of knew at that moment [before his decision], and for me as his friend I was just supportive."
See the full interview in the video below.
Heat still strong
Wade feels that Miami Heat's ownership have done a great job of recovering from LeBron leaving rather than replacing him like for like. Positionally, Luol Deng will replace LeBron, but in terms of quality, James will never be replaced at the Heat.
That's why it's just all about recovery for Wade, but he believes Miami still have a great roster heading into the 2014/15 NBA season, and he insists they can still compete for the NBA title again.