The Heat play the Cavs this Thursday for the much awaited Christmas game with LeBron coming back to Miami for the first time since leaving oh so epically back in July. Though the Heat’s roster is currently a little depleted and going through some hard times, it should be an interesting crowd response.
Many think its right to just boo LeBron right from the get, but we truly hope those in attendance keep it classy and give the former #6 some appreciation for helping the Heat get to four consecutive final appearances and winning two of them.
And Dwyane Wade (who will be apparently having Christmas dinner with ‘Bron), said the following message to Heat fans and reiterated that #keepitclassy stance….atleast until the game clock starts and then its no boundaries from there:
“It’s going to be a mixture,” Wade said. “How I think he should be received is a little different. The man helped take us to places we’ve only been once before he got here. So I think he should be received very well for that at the start of the game. And then when the game comes on, then do what you’ve got to do (as fans).”
“At the end of the day, this is a sport,” he said, and he would never let a sport come between him and the closest friends he has made through it, whether it be James, Udonis Haslem, Dorell Wright or Quentin Richardson.
How frequently do they speak?
“Very often, man,” Wade said. “I think we talk as much as you can ever talk to one of your best friends, whether it’s about basketball or it’s about (James’ sons) Bronny and Bryce and (Wade’s sons) Zaire and Zion and so on. It’s what we do, and what we’ve always done—even before we became teammates, when [there] were articles back then saying, ‘How can these guys be so close and still compete against each other?’ “
He said they may even speak more than they did before they teamed up, “just because we’re used to leaning on each other a little bit. It’s still good to reach out to a person and talk.”
So yeah. Heat vs. Cavs. 5pm on ABC.
[via Bleacher Report]