Pat Riley doesn’t appreciate LeBron James and Dwyane Wade’s personal and professional friendship. Actually, according to a profile about D-Wade and LeBron’s relationship, it’s deeper than that. ESPN reported that the Heat president “quietly detests the Wade-James friendship.”
Wade says there’s absolutely no reason to think that he and LeBron can’t compete against each other.
“The biggest misconception, for myself and LeBron, is that we can’t compete against each other because we’re friends,” Wade says. “We’re two of the biggest competitors in the game. It’s just a slap in the face.”
“I played amongst my brothers my whole life,” Wade says. “And I wanted to beat their ass every time.”
While Wade and LeBron are uber-competitive, they don’t “hate each other” while playing. Wade says that has nothing to do with the friendship but rather with the fact the two were teammates in Miami.
“You’re talking about two guys who went to the Finals together, four years in a row. And then he goes elsewhere and you ask us to hate each other! It’s ridiculous.”
Off the court, it’s way different. One mutual friend of the pair says that the two ballers are “like twins.” While, Wade’s wife, Gabrielle Union says that James probably knows her husband better than she does.
“If we played ‘The Newlywed Game,'” Union admits, “I don’t know if I’d have more information on my husband than Bron would.”
Wade claims LeBron would definitely beat his wife one-on-one.
“Me and Bron would know waaay more,” he says. “Obviously.”
If Wade’s running late, LeBron even knows what to order Wade at restaurants when Union doesn’t.