LeBron James overcome with childlike joy as best friend Dwyane Wade headed to Cavaliers. Reported by Marla Ridenour. In describing how he feels to be reunited with best friend Dwyane Wade, LeBron James came up with the perfect analogy, one filled with childlike joy and excitement. Wade signed a $2.3 million veteran minimum contract with the Cavaliers after he cleared waivers Wednesday and James said he felt like a kid on the first day of school who enters his classroom uncertain of whom he’ll find there. “When you walk in there and one of your best friends is in there, you’re like, ‘Oh, yeah, this is going to be fun. It’s going to be a good class.’ That’s the type of feeling I got,” James said.