LeBron James and Dwyane Wade played on the Miami Heat together for four years, and they achieved some great results during that period. This duo was incredibly fun to watch and they reached NBA finals in all four of those seasons, winning two championships in the process. However, after the Heat lost their 2014 finals, James decided to go back to his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and he kept that secret hidden from Wade.

Even though James and Wade are best friends and have known each other for over a decade, LeBron couldn't ask Wade to carry that secret and he knew that telling him the plan would put the long-time Heat guard in an awkward situation.

LeBron James was right to keep the secret from Wade

LeBron wasn't straightforward with his plan and he didn't let anyone know what he was going to do, he was right to keep his secret from Dwyane Wade. It simply wouldn't be fair to Wade, who'd been in Miami since he entered the NBA, and he was loyal to the franchise. Putting Wade between the Heat and his best friend would be wrong and James realized that sharing his secret with his best friend would be a bad idea.

Rich Paul, LeBron James' agent, said that LeBron couldn't ask Wade to carry the secret as it would be unfair to Dwyane Wade since the Miami Heat would expect them to share the secret with them. Wade was loyal to the Heat and putting him in that situation wouldn't be fair to either side.

James edited his 'I'm coming home' essay next to Dwyane Wade

On July 11, 2014, LeBron James published his "I'm coming home" essay, in which he announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. While the Cavaliers fans were happy and excited to have their former player back, Miami Heat fans and front office were disappointed and shocked by this decision.

As it was recently revealed, James was editing the essay while he was on the plane with Dwyane Wade, and Wade had no clue about what was going on.

A few weeks after the decision was brought, Wade said that he knew James was going to leave, even though his friend didn't tell him anything. The 35-year old shooting said he could read James' body language, and he knew something was wrong.

“I went to sleep knowing,” Wade said regarding LeBron's decision. “He called me the next day, but I knew then." Even though it was painful to watch the four-time MVP leave Miami, Wade was supportive of his friend's decision and he understood that James did what makes him happy.