Wade and James played together in Miami from 2010 to 2014, winning two NBA Championships in that four-year span.
The Wade-to-Cleveland plot thickened after the Cavaliers' Twitter account followed both Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union.
Instead, Wade will go to a team that's in flux. The team traded Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks in exchange for Robin Lopez and two other players.
Shortly thereafter, they lost Joakim Noah to the Knicks, too, via free agency.
Still, they've got Jimmy Butler at the helm and prized rookie Denzel Valentine.
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