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#pounditTuesday, January 18, 2022

Dwyane Wade shoots down rumor of teaming with LeBron James on Lakers

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Bronny James and Zaire Wade are already teaming up together at Sierra Canyon for high school. Might their fathers team up once again for a Los Angeles basketball team too? Dwyane Wade says no.

Wade spent some time responding to fan tweets on Friday night. One fan told him he should come out of retirement to team with LeBron James on the Lakers next season. Wade shot down that rumor but suggested he would consider a return to the Miami Heat if they landed Jimmy Butler.

Butler has long reportedly had interest in joining the Heat. Miami even was very close to acquiring him in a trade with Minnesota last year before the Timberwolves seemingly backed out.

The Heat are capped out and can’t sign him, but like Houston, they would have interest in adding him in a sign-and-trade if such a move were possible. Such an addition seems like it might give Wade reason to reconsider retirement.

However, after an entire retirement tour that included gifts, honors and recognition at each stop, it might be hard for Wade to return to basketball once again. He proved last season he could still play in the right situation — like for the Heat — but being a bench guy on a LeBron team doesn’t seem to be best for him.


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