‘In Dress Socks’: Chris Bosh & Dwyane Wade React to Miami Heat President’s Comments on Poaching LeBron James

Published 06/09/2021, 10:34 PM EDT
February 18, 2014: Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade #3, Miami Heat small forward LeBron James #6 and Miami Heat center Chris Bosh #1 observe the National Anthem before 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)

Although he is in his 37th year, LeBron James is still very much a hot entity any team would like to sign. However, Bron might not want to change boats at this time of his career because it will be like starting afresh with a new roster and that’s tricky. Still, this won’t stop the team owners from trying to talk him out of Jeanie Buss’s business and bring him into theirs.


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In one such attempt, Miami Heat President Pat Riley recently made a comment on the Akron Hammer. And now, Heat’s former champions Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have jumped in to react to Pat’s cryptic words.

Former Miami Heat champions on Pat Riley’s comments


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Recently, 76-YO Pat Riley joined a radio show where he shared, “I would leave the key under the doormat if he [LeBron] would call me and let me know that he’s coming… but I doubt very much that key… That key is rusted now… and if he ever wanted to come back, I’ll put a new shiny key under the mat.”

14 March 2012. LeBron James talks to Dwyane Wade during the Bulls’ 106-102 victory over the Heat at the United Center, Chicago. (Photo by Mark Halmas/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

As per the league, this way of publicly calling out a trade was violating its anti-tampering rules and hence, Pat faced a staggering $25K fine.

The franchise’s two legends and also Bron’s former teammates from the Big Three, Wade and Bosh, reacted to this. Bosh said:

“You’re used to competing in championship time. If you’re not, if you know the Heat, they’re thinking about the next move and things to get better. And we’re living in the world of tampering. I’m pretty sure he meant things tongue in cheek just a bit maybe a little serious. But you wanna be playing right now. You wanna be in the mix, in the fight, competing for an NBA Championship. And to not have that, he goes back down in the memory lane and just thinking of different scenarios.”

To this, the Heat’s 3x Champion Dwyane Wade reacted hilariously by suggesting, “Well, Pat Riley got $25000 in dress socks…”


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Are there any chances Lakers’ LeBron James would ever consider the offer?

After signing an $85 million contract extension with the Lakers, Bron is in LA until 2022-23. But if a mega trade is ever to happen, the Heat would have to shell out a fortune to attract the King. Can they do so?


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LeBron joined the Miami Heat after his infamous ‘Decision’ when he saw that winning his first title in Cleveland was next to impossible. Then he left the Heat in 2014 after his side failed to complete a three-peat.

Post this, he continued with the Cavs until they lost two back-to-back finals, again drilling a feeling in Bron that his fourth title might not come with the Cavs. And now, after a failed season with the Lakers, if he fails yet again in 2021-22, chances are he might come to the table. That is just what his career trajectory is pointing towards. So if the Lakers wish to keep him, they better win or else people like Pat Riley could have their shot.

So what do you think, would Bron ever consider moving out of LA? 


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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.