One of the most surprising and bizarre storylines of the NBA world now that the NBA Finals has wrapped up has been the notion of Dwyane Wade possibly wanting to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Wade is the best player in the history of the Miami Heat, and has played his entire career there. He's won three NBA titles. There's no way he could possibly leave there, right? And for Cleveland?
It seems incredibly improbable for any number of reasons, not least of which salary cap complications. LeBron James and Wade are incredibly close and have talked openly (and mysteriously on Christmas day) about joining up again. The assumption was always that it was something that would happen after their careers. James is probably a Cavs lifer. We thought Wade was a lifer in Miami.
Cavs fans have some experience connecting dots that may not connect. The hype over LeBron's decision, twice, has been insane. This isn't likely to have the same result as last year's jubilation, but it's fun all the same. Worth noting: Wade is coming off a very impressive individual season in Miami. If you can keep his minutes down, he's still a great basketball player. It probably just won't be in Cleveland.