Did LeBron James Tell Dwyane Wade They Could Reunite After This Year?

By Mike Cardillo

LeBron James’ status with the Cleveland Cavaliers looks like its going to be an even bigger story than we initially thought as the calendar turns over to 2015. Earlier in the week, there were rumblings about discontent with coach David Blatt. That drama could kick into overdrive thanks to a video from the Cavs-Heat game on Christmas Day that is making waves. In the video (posted above, the audio begins around the 2:42 mark) James and former teammate Dwyane Wade embrace after the game. For what it’s worth, the clip itself comes from the NBA’s official YouTube channel.

The audio of LeBron, unearthed by NBA Reddit, sounds like he’s saying, “Like I said, if we aren’t better this year, we’re gonna re-unite again and do some bigger and better things, alright?”

A brief timeline is worth pointing out. The audio appeared on Heat Nation last Friday and emerged on a Heat Reddit thread yesterday, but it started going through the social media universe thanks to a tweet from Hardwood Paroxysm:

And ESPN’s Bill Simmons jumped on it too:

Trying to decode what exactly LeBron and Wade are talking about — many have speculated it could be off-court business plans, perhaps ownership of a team down the road. Maybe they’re just messing with everyone since all the cameras are around. Whatever is the case it’s something NBA fans were talking about on social media on New Year’s Eve.

The next step in the media cycle for this will be if any reporters with access to LeBron ask him about it. Until then … everyone will draw up their own theories.

[via r/NBA/yurtyybomb]