Their relationship has been strained ever since, with much focus put on how heartbroken Riley was to lose Wade to another team.
"Last night, my brother texted me, 'Dwyane is coming back.' So I was saying to my wife, 'Whoo, this is very good, '" Tuomas Livonen, who is visiting from Finland, said.
Thomas is, unfortunately, the biggest loser out of all the trades which the Cavaliers made on deadline day, as he will be playing his contract year at the Lakers and he might not even be given the opportunity to start since Magic Johnson has said Lonzo Ball will start at point guard. During the funeral, Wade said he and Riley hugged it out and chose to put their past differences behind them.
"The hug that we embraced was real and it was all we needed", Wade said of the brief encounter with Riley at the funeral.
"For all of you who know me, warriors don't live in the past". "And the future is waiting".
According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, Cavs GM Koby Altman actually came to LeBron to make sure he was okay with Wade heading back to Miami. This is something that we've talked about for a long time as a family. "It was a sad day when Dwyane left and it's a attractive day that he's back". "They might not mention the other ones, and that's OK, but it's just all a part of it".