Dwyane Wade on LeBron James: ‘Let Him be Sensitive’

Published 11/23/2021, 5:30 PM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 30: LeBron James and Dwayne Wade attend a Los Angeles Sparks WNBA game on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


LeBron James and Dwyane Wade may not be teammates anymore, but that doesn’t mean they do not have each other’s backs. Both of them have come out to support each other on multiple occasions. Dwyane Wade was recently on The Rich Eisen Show where he was talking about his experiences playing alongside LeBron.

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The topic of LeBron being ‘too sensitive’ to critics was brought up, to which Dwyane mentioned, “We do care, we all care what people say about us, people expect that because he is so great that he should not care but, we do care. He is not a robot, he may look like it, but he is actually human.”

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LeBron James labelled “too sensitive towards criticism”

LeBron James being sensitive is a topic for debates from the days of LeBron James in Miami Heat. LeBron’s SLAM Magazine cover photo has caused a stir among critics. LeBron raised his hands triumphantly while holding his MVP trophy. The cover of the Magazine headlined, ‘Hi Haters’.

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“I absolutely hate this cover because it shows how sensitive LeBron has been about his entire journey,” said Rob Parker of ESPN. “I remember when Michael Jordan won his first title, he was criticized too, but he didn’t let the critics effect him the way James does.

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James’ relationship

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James go way back as the duo started their career together. James was the number 1 pick for the Cavaliers in the 2005 NBA draft, while Wade was number 5. James had always been the better player, but Dwyane Wade showed nothing but support for his friend. LeBron decided to leave the Heat in 2014, which could’ve easily damaged their relationship. Dwyane Wade also requested fans not to boo LeBron when he made his return to the Heat.

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February 18, 2014: Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade #3 and Miami Heat small forward LeBron James #6 chat during halftime during an NBA game between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX Miami defeated Dallas 117-106 (Photo by Albert Pena/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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