When you go to the NBA Championship four times in a row, and play alongside a roster that only seemed possible in video games, it has to be fun. Right? For Dwayne Wade, apparently not.
With LeBron's departure to Cleveland, the Miami Heat and company are left to pick up the pieces left behind from the "Big Three". After two titles in four years, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh are now in an interesting position going forward, and there may be some animosity towards LeBron for going back home.
"I don't know," Wade said in an interview with Bleacher Report. "It's hard to say, man, because you want it. We wanted it. So it's hard to say that. You don't know exactly what's going to come with it, but we put ourselves in that position. But sometimes you can put too much on yourself, all of us, and it becomes a black cloud around. Last year wasn't fun. I mean, there was no stretch of it fun. That whole season, to me, it's amazing we made it to the Finals. It's just honest.
"Just this year, coming in, I can see, even the coaches, there's just a different renewed focus and energy. No one knows what it's going to lead to. No one knows if that's going to lead to a Finals win or Finals loss or not the Finals at all. But right now it's good for everyone to come in every day and want to be here."
This past year was one of the worst of Wade's Hall of Fame career, as he put up his lowest points-per-game average (19.0) and was limited to just 54 games due to injury. The Heat signed Luol Deng, and added some pieces in the draft including LeBron's supposed "favorite player", Shabazz Napier, so they're not in total rebuilding mode. It'll be interesting to see how Wade and company fare without LeBron going forward, and we wonder if the feeling are mutual from Bron's point of view. Something tells us that we'll never get the answer.