LeBron James wasn't happy Dwyane Wade wasn't accepted by the Cavaliers

Ruben Hill
December 2, 2017

It's all good times these days in Cleveland. He's scored in double-digits in five straight games while shooting 32-of-63 (50.8 percent) from the field and 6-of-11 on threes in that span. Wade and the Cavs will look to keep it going on Saturday versus the Memphis Grizzlies. The team has had great chemistry in recent years and other players on the team were concerned Wade's arrival would disrupt that. While Wade's individual advanced statistics aren't that special, the eye test and the team's performance on the court indicate he's leading one of the NBA's best second units.

Kevin Love scored a season-high 38 points, LeBron James was tossed from the game, and Dwyane Wade put a hurting on his old team in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 108-97 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday.

"There was a couple of guys with it", said the four-time MVP, according to Marcel Mutoni of SLAMOnline. "But it wasn't a lot".

Even if there's still some lingering animosity towards Wade, James couldn't care less.

"I still know what he's capable of doing. Why wouldn't you want another guy in the locker room that brings a championship mentality and a guy who can still play?" added James.

"It bothered me, but f-- it", James told Lloyd. "It is what it is".

The Cavs have been getting solid play off the bench from Wade, who is averaging 14.3 points over this last three games. It was the first time James was thrown out in 1,082 career games. Some Cavs players were anxious that adding a player with Wade's star power would affect chemistry, particularly when it meant likely cutting veteran forward Richard Jefferson, a popular locker room presence. And James has been vindicated for seeing it through.

In an interesting piece by Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, LeBron revealed to him that not every member of the Cavaliers roster was happy with the arrival of Wade.

Wade has also been a fixture of Cleveland's closing lineups throughout the streak.

This possibly played a part in the Wine and Gold's terrible beginning to the campaign but things are now looking much better, thanks in large part to a sacrifice by D.Wade.

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