Dwyane Wade made his first public comments on Friday since LeBron James' departure from the Miami Heat to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Wade admitted he knew of James' decision before the official announcement in Sports Illustrated.
“Yeah, I went to sleep knowing,” Wade said. “He called me the next day. But I knew then. Obviously he still had to say the final yay or nay, but I knew. I could tell.”
Wade is supportive of James.
“As his friend, I’m just supportive,” said Wade, who made no recruiting pitches to James. “As crazy as that might sound, I’m supportive of my friends doing what makes them happy. Obviously, same thing with him in this situation. You’ve gotta do what makes you happy -- selfishly do what makes you happy. The decision to go back home was that.”
In terms of his physical shape, Wade believes he is making progress.
“I’ll just say I’m lighter right now than I was when I came to training camp last year,” Wade said. “How about that? But I’m not where I want to be. I’m not there. I’m not at the training camp weight that I want to be at.”