Former teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade decided to practice together at a facility located in Los Angeles. In preparation for the upcoming NBA season, the two superstars performed basketball drills and weight trained together.

James posted an Instagram video of himself and Wade practicing jump shots ahead of the NBA season, which starts in less than a month. The two NBA champs also lifted weights with players from the UCLA women's basketball team.


Always great when I can link back up on court and put some work in with my brother @dwyanewade!! It just feels different. #Brotherhood✊_ #striveforgreatness_ #WorkTilItHurtsandBeyond_

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"Always great when I can link back up on court and put some work in with my brother @dwyanewade!! It just feels different. #Brotherhood #striveforgreatness #WorkTilItHurtsandBeyond," James captioned the video.

While members of the Miami Heat, Wade and James secured back-to-back NBA championships together with Chris Bosh in 2012 and 2013. James left Miami and grabbed another title in 2016 with Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers, while Wade struggled with a sub par Heat team. During free agency in 2016, Wade departed Miami for the Chicago Bulls. With the decline of the Bulls, many believe Wade will leave Chicago.

Wade is expected to start the 2017-18 NBA season with his Bulls, but talks of a buyout during the offseason have all but solidified his departure. The 12-time All-Star is reportedly interested in a $23.8 million buyout by the Bulls and considered joining James on the Cavs, reported Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. 

Wade planned to report to the Bulls training camp on Sept. 25. When asked, Wade refused to address his future or his feelings when the team traded All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves during the offseason.

"The only thing I'll say is right now my plan is to be in training camp," Wade told the Chicago Tribune Thursday.

"When the time is right for me and the Chicago Bulls organization to sit down and talk about the future, we will do that," he told Turner Sports' David Aldridge during his acceptance of the Mannie Jackson Human Spirit Award Thursday, an award given to players who contribute to their communities. 

Wade’s best option for a title run would probably be with the Cavs, where his close friend James and All-Star Kevin Love contended for a championship last year. The team picked up All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas from Boston last month in a blockbuster swap for Kyrie Irving, but it may be a few months before Thomas suits up due to an injured hip. For that reason, the Cavs need another starting guard in Thomas’ absence and Wade might be a good fit. 

However, if Wade wanted to join the Cavs, the team would have to clear a roster spot to seal the deal. And the most money the team could offer him is $2.4 million. The Los Angeles Lakers, L.A. Clippers and the Heat are among the teams reportedly interested in acquiring the veteran guard.

The 35-year-old didn’t help his Bulls much last season as the team finished with just a 41-41 record. They had a plus-2.1 net rating (points per 100 possessions) when he didn’t play and minus-2.4 when he played, the worst rating amid all Chicago starters, according to ESPN.

Wade averaged 18.3 points per game last season, but it was his lowest average since his rookie debut. Wade also lost the All-Star nod this past season, which was the first time since his rookie year. Things haven’t looked good for his field-goal percentage as he had a career low this past season at 43.4 percent. As his minutes dropped for the fourth consecutive year, so did his assists at 3.8 per game.

All in all, Wade looked to be in good shape Monday when scrimmaging with All-Stars Paul George and Butler.