Miami Heat star LeBron James left a long birthday message for teammate Dwyane Wade who turns 32 Friday on Twitter and Instagram Friday morning. In it, James reflects on what the two have done together. On the surface it's just a birthday message. But there's some language that's... well...
Happy Bday to my running mate, homie, brother, and most of all straight up friend! The friendship we've created our rookie year at pre draft camp was pure and that's why we stuck together from that point on! Obviously didn't know we would eventually become teammates and do the things we've done so far. I came to Miami for 2 reasons. To play with U and to win championships and I can't thank u enough for the sacrifice you've made since I arrived homie! No matter what happens in the future we stuck together like brothers for life. And no matter what they say, u still a BAD Mutha-Shut-Yo-Mouth out there on that court! @dwyanewade. Oh almost forgot u old as dirt! Boy you look 40. Hahaha! #TreyBallBDay #YouASuckaOnYoBDay
via Photo by kingjames.
"No matter what happens in the future..."? This is a thing he said? I mean, look, the future's always uncertain. Things happen. But putting that down in public less than six months from when you're scheduled to be a free agent if you opt out? That's a little weird, right?
James of course joined Wade in Miami as a free agent in 2010 along with Chris Bosh. The decision was extremely controversial at the time, particularly because it was alleged the plan came together during the 2008 Olympics. James has an opt-out this season, along with Wade and Bosh. Wade is expected to opt-out and re-sign a massive, if not max, extension with Miami.
This is probably nothing, but it seemed kind of weird. Also, the jokes about Dwyane Wade looking old on a team that has Greg Oden is weird.