Dwyane Wade on LeBron James’ Greatness: “The World Gets to Witness It Most Nights. But I Got a Chance to Witness It in Practice. I Got a Chance to Witness It In the Weight Room”

Published 11/24/2021, 8:32 AM EST
14 March 2012: Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) talks to Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) during the Chicago Bulls 106-102 victory over the Miami Heat at the United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (Photo by Mark Halmas/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


LeBron James had an interesting part of his career overlap with former NBA great Dwyane Wade. The Los Angeles Lakers talisman played for the Miami Heat between 2010 to 2014. LeBron played alongside Wade and Chris Bosh for the Heat, forming a formidable trio. Wade had high praise for LeBron, who is in the 19th year of his NBA career.

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Dwyane Wade recently spoke about LeBron and praised the Lakers star. Wade was speaking on ‘The Rich Eisen Show’ to promote his new photobook/memoir ‘Dwyane’. He lauded LeBron for the hard work and dedication that he put in while training for games.

Wade said, “To be able to have the opportunity; to be able to witness this guy’s (Lebron’s) greatness, you know. And I always say like the world gets to witness it at you know, most nights around you know when he played with me around 7:30. But I got a chance to witness it and practice every day. I got a chance to witness it in the weight room. I got a chance to witness it when it came to how he take care take care of his body, his family, his people, just everything what this guy stands for.

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Wade referred to LeBron’s insane dedication to maintaining his body fitness and health. LeBron reportedly spends $1.5 million every year to sustain his body’s elite fitness. This covers costs such as his home gym, trainers, massages, therapist, and a nutritionist.

Wade and LeBron crossed paths at the Heat and at the Cleveland Cavaliers. Their time at the Heat resulted in them winning two NBA championships as teammates. LeBron left Heat in 2014 to join the Cleveland Cavaliers. Wade joined him in 2017 for one season before they parted ways again.

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The New York Knicks defeat LeBron James’ Lakers

The New York Knicks cruised to an impressive victory at home against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers sorely missed LeBron James as he served a one game suspension because of his fierce altercation with Isaiah Stewart. LeBron was ejected in the third quarter of the game against the Detroit Pistons.

Nov 21, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) walks off the court after being ejected from the game during the third quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

At one point in the game, the Lakers trailed by as many as 25 points. Russell Westbrook led the Lakers scoring 31 points, followed by Anthony Davis with 20 points. Evan Fournier scored 26 points for the Knicks. The Lakers fell to a 100-106 score to the Knicks. They travel to an away game next to visit the Indiana Pacers.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the 'Greek Freak'.

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