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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Did LeBron James’ Instagram birthday note to Dwyane Wade hint at a future split?

LeBron James Dwyane Wade

LeBron James posted a nice, heartfelt happy birthday message to his buddy Dwyane Wade on Friday, but there’s one particular line from the note that has people wondering about the future.

In the note, James went through the friendship the two have developed, but then he threw in a line about “no matter what happens in the future” that is somewhat of a head-scratcher:

Happy Bday to my running mate, homie, brother, and most of all straight up friend! The friendship we’ve created our rookie year at pre draft camp was pure and that’s why we stuck together from that point on! Obviously didn’t know we would eventually become teammates and do the things we’ve done so far. I came to Miami for 2 reasons. To play with U and to win championships and I can’t thank u enough for the sacrifice you’ve made since I arrived homie! No matter what happens in the future we stuck together like brothers for life. And no matter what they say, u still a BAD Mutha-Shut-Yo-Mouth out there on that court! @dwyanewade. Oh almost forgot u old as dirt! Boy you look 40. Hahaha! #TreyBallBDay #YouASuckaOnYoBDay

I don’t know about you, but that “no matter what happens in the future” isn’t exactly a good sign to me. That’s the type of line you say to a girlfriend before you break up with her.

Though some people looked at this as a sign that LeBron could leave the Miami Heat in the future, I think it’s more about what will happen with Wade. Wade just turned 32 years old. LeBron just turned 29. Wade seems to have had more physical damage done to his body in the form of injuries, so it’s natural to believe his career will come to an end before LeBron’s does and that James will be playing on the Heat without Wade. I think that’s what this was about, rather than a hint that LeBron will be leaving the team.

Photo: Instagram/King James

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