When you’re you, you go to a relative’s house for the Fourth of July, putter about the next day, and then it’s back to the grind. When you’re an NBA superstar, you park your mega-yacht in the Bahamas for several days around the Fourth, and then … oh, you’re still there!
Dwyane Wade caused a bit of a frenzy last week when he was spotted hanging out with LeBron James at the Atlantis resort, which had folks wondering if the pair was set to team up again, this time with the Cavs. Wade wound up re-signing with the Heat, and the notion that he was palling around with James for purely social reasons was reinforced when photos emerged of the pair being joined by Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony.
On Tuesday, Wade himself posted a photo to Instagram of the quartet raising glasses of wine, along with the caption, “#BrotherHood.”
So what, exactly, were they toasting? Wade didn’t provide any answers, which only gave an opportunity for the Internet to gleefully chime in.
Wade: Toast to success LeBron: Toast to friendship Melo: Toast to giving up CP3: Might kill someone pic.twitter.com/PJ67S8tlsj
— Andrew Sharp (@andrewsharp) July 7, 2015
LeBron: BOY THIS WINE LOOKS GOOD Wade: I miss him more than he can imagine CP3: I hate Doc Melo: I’m still a Knick. pic.twitter.com/zD4vfMpbIy
— HuffPost Sports (@HuffPostSports) July 7, 2015
Wade: to 3 rings LeBron: to 2 rings Melo: to the Eastern Conference CP3: to wearing my own shirt pic.twitter.com/VecqbaBkgS
— enasti (@enasti30) July 7, 2015
Wade: a year until we get Durant Lebron: a year until we lose to Durant Melo: a year until my trade demand CP3: ibid https://t.co/nARLLHuP8g
— Matt Hrdlicka (@theRealHrdlicka) July 7, 2015
Wade: To $20 million LeBron: To Gilbert’s money Melo: To branding CP3: To DeAndre pic.twitter.com/lvFGzD3DmH
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) July 7, 2015
Earlier on Tuesday, TMZ Sports published a photo of Wade (along with his wife, Gabrielle Union), Paul and James riding a banana boat. Perhaps not the coolest look for the trio of NBA royalty, but they’re presumably having too much fun in the sun to care.
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul on a banana boat pic.twitter.com/5M7F62vC2M
— Athletes Only (@just_athletes) July 7, 2015
Anthony wasn’t present in that photo, but that was probably for the best — these days, it’s got to be embarrassing enough for him to be photographed in a Knicks uniform.