LeBron ‘bothered’ that some teammates disapproved of Wade signing

first_imgDwyane Wade of the Cleveland Cavaliers talks with LeBron James while playing the Chicago Bulls during a pre-season game at Quicken Loans Arena on Oct. 10, 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP)After volunteering to be a part of the second unit for the first time in his career, Dwyane Wade has finally settled in with his new team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.Although he now seems well acclimated with the Cavs’ system, Wade’s arrival in Ohio wasn’t well received by some of his teammates initially.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Now 35 years old, Wade doesn’t have the same freakish athleticism that he once had, but James understands the importance of 12-time All-Star’s championship pedigree.“I still know what he’s capable of doing. Why wouldn’t you want another guy in the locker room that brings a championship mentality and a guy who can still play?” he said. “So, of course, it bothered me, but f**k it. It is what it is.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:James, Love lead Cavs past Hawks for 10th win in a rowADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene James, Love lead Cavs past Hawks for 10th win in a row It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson This was recently revealed by LeBron James, who told The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd that some players disapproved of the Cavs’ decision to bring the wily veteran aboard on a one-year deal at the start of the season.“There was a couple guys with it,” James, who refused to name the players, said. “But it wasn’t a lot.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkTheir displeasure reportedly stems from the fact that the team had to let go of well-liked veteran Richard Jefferson and required coach Tyronn Lue to reshuffle the starting lineup—relegating J.R. Smith to the bech at the beginning of the season.James and Wade’s tight bond, meanwhile, has been well documented both on and off the court, as the pair won back-to-back championships with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013last_img

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