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Dwyane Wade: LeBron started recruiting me right after Jimmy Butler trade

Dwyane Wade: LeBron started recruiting me right after Jimmy Butler trade
Published On: Fri, Sep 29
Apr 7, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) dribbles the ball as Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) defends during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James could read the writing on the wall, same as everybody else in the league " the second the Bulls traded Jimmy Butler this summer they were committed to a rebuild, and Dwyane Wade was not going to be a part of that. Wade had opted into the $23 million he was owed for the season, but a buyout would be coming.

LeBron wasted no time getting on the recruiting trail, Wade told Rachel Nichols of ESPN, saying LeBron started recruiting him right after the Butler trade. He said the first texts were temperature taking, and from there often didnt involve basketball at all " the two are friends and enjoy many of the same things, such as a good glass of wine. But over time the recruitment started to pick up.

(By the way, its not recruiting if LeBron does this, but if the GM reaches out and tells Wade his team is interested its tampering. Got to love the NBA rules.)

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