It is official now. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have reunited once again, but this time in Cleveland. After reports from multiple sources that Wade is going to sign with the Cavs, the team confirmed the news on their official Twitter profile.
Welcome to The Land, @DwyaneWade!
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) September 27, 2017
Wade signed one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Cavs after reaching contract buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls and becoming a free agent.
“We’re extremely happy that Dwyane chose to join us in Cleveland and become a core part of helping us achieve success at the highest level,” – said Cavaliers GM Koby Altman on Wednesday. “Dwyane has proven time and time again that he is a leader and competitor of the highest caliber and that his focus is centered on the ultimate goal. The deep commitment and consistency that he has shown to the game as a 12-time NBA All-Star and three-time NBA Champion is remarkable and he’s going to be a difference maker on the court and in the locker room with our team.”
Cleveland Cavaliers were the obvious favorites to land Wade, but plenty of other teams fought for his services including his former team the Miami Heat. “Honestly, I didn’t feel they needed me there. I feel that those guys are in a good place.” – explained Wade. But he also added that he want’s to retire as a player of the Miami Heat. “Miami, the door’s always unlocked,” Wade told to Associated Press. “One day I want to retire in a Miami Heat jersey. I don’t know how that will happen, but I definitely want to make sure that when I decide to hang it up, that jersey is on. Whether it’s being back there or signing a one-day deal like Paul Pierce, I want to make sure that I go out the way I came in.“