Dwyane Wade on LeBron this summer: ‘It’s his decision and I don’t want nothing to do with it at all’

Kurt Helin
NBC Sports

There will be no more pictures of Dwyane Wade and a teammate on Instagram telling LeBron James to join them in South Beach. No more recruitment. No more LeBron in Miami.

LeBron can be a free agent this summer (if he opts out as expected) and has to make a decision once again. Maybe he decides to stay in Cleveland, maybe he goes to Houston or Los Angeles or Philadelphia or wherever. Just don’t expect Dwyane Wade to recruit him, as he did before. Here is what Wade told Jorge Sedano during an interview at AmericanAirlines Arena, via Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

“No. No, I don’t have anything to do with it, none of that,” Wade said …. “One thing I know is he makes his own decisions. So when we get to that point, hopefully, he takes a good look at the place he’s at and gives that real consideration and then goes from there.

“It’s his decision and I don’t want nothing to do with it at all.”

About the only thing we know for sure about LeBron’s decision this time around is there will not be a 30-minute ESPN special announcing it.

That and now we can rule out a return to Miami. Which was never really in the cards anyway, unless LeBron pushed his way back there, because the Heat would have to do some serious salary cap gymnastics to make it all work.

LeBron is on his own with this one. He will get to the end of this season (whenever that is for him and the Cavaliers), survey the landscape, and make his call. Plenty of teams will come knocking, but LeBron is going to make his call this time without any recruitment from Dwyane Wade.

Chris Paul and James Harden, on the other hand…

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