Given what they’ve gone through since, the former Big 3 should be thrilled to see each other healthy Friday night.
James figures to be fired up for the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ home opener against his old friends at Quicken Loans Arena, where Bosh played his final competitive game last season before blood clots put his life in jeopardy.
James returned to Cleveland while Wade and Bosh stuck around in Miami after the Heat’s loss to San Antonio in the 2014 NBA Finals, and though the trio all played in a preseason game in Brazil last October, they’ve yet to face each other as opponents when it counts. James played every meeting last season — home teams won all four, each by double digits — but the one Wade missed was the only one Bosh played.
That changes Friday, and don’t expect any of the three to take the circumstances for granted. James was at least briefly a question mark for Cleveland’s opener due to a sore back, Wade’s knees have long been an issue and Bosh missed the final two months of last season with blood clots in his lungs.