Dwyane Wade and LeBron James

LeBron James leaving the Miami Heat, what is his relationship like now with former teammate Dwyane Wade? Wade says they’ll always be close.

In an interview with Bleacher Report, the Miami Heat lifer explained how his relationship with LeBron grew over the years and what it’s like now.

“Me and LeBron, I’d go to Cleveland, we’d go to the movies,” Wade said of their relationship before James joined the Heat. “He’d come here, we’d hang out. And then we’d go on the court, and we’d compete. And then after the game, that’s my boy.

“Then we got here, we teamed up, became even closer. And now it’s the same thing. You know, we’re still gonna be friends, and we’re still gonna compete our ass off, until the day we can’t compete no more.”

With a new team surrounding him, the 10-time All-Star has a fresh outlook entering his 12th season with the Heat. However, the goal is still the same: Get to the playoffs… but this time, he wants to savor the journey a little more.

“We went to the Finals four years in a row, and it was everything we wanted from that standpoint,” Wade told Bleacher Report. “But sometimes throughout that run at certain times, it just wasn’t fun.

“I think now I’m at the point where I want to enjoy the game. Because once I’ve won three championships and been so successful, you’ve got to have something to play for. And I want to be able to play for my teammates and just the joy of the game.”