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CLEVELAND -- When LeBron James faces off against Dwyane Wade on Friday, with James in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform (after he changes out of his Chicago Cubs jersey, but well get to that in a minute) and Wade in a Chicago Bulls one, it could be seen as the ceremonial end to the super-team era they shared together with the Miami Heat. MLB Jerseys From China .In the summer of 2010, James and?Chris Bosh?joined Wade in Miami. The Heat reeled off four straight NBA Finals appearances and won two championships before James returned to Cleveland as a free agent in July 2014.However, the prospect of being reunited with Wade in the United Center isnt causing James to reflect on the Miami years just yet.I dont think Im going to look back at the four-year run, James said after the Cavs 113-94 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday.Wade spent 13 seasons with the Heat before signing with his hometown Bulls as a free agent in July.Anytime I see him, I dont even think about the time on the court, James said. I think about the friendship and the camaraderie that we built over these last 14 years. Weve got so many memories off the floor, and obviously, you guys know about what happened on the court. Those things are always going to be there. We know what we accomplished. We wanted to accomplish even more, but its a new day, its a new time, and I dont think Im going to look back on [Miami] too much.James will begrudgingly look back at the Cleveland Indians World Series loss to the Cubs, which put him on the losing end of a wager with Wade. What does he owe him? Showing up to Fridays game in a Cubs uniform.Hat down to the pants, the socks, James said, later adding that he had to make sure he secured a form-fitting jersey so he wouldnt show up looking like CC Sabathia, the hefty New York Yankees pitcher.Cleats, too?No, Im not wearing cleats, James said, as if it was a ridiculous question considering the rest of his attire. I got a basketball game to play. No glove. Just the uniform. I will be in uniform.Wade was in a mood to reminisce, telling reporters Thursday that he had to change his game far more than James did when they played together.I think we both had to change things, James said when told of Wades comments. I think he sacrificed more of the load. He just came to me at one point -- I dont remember when it was -- he said, Listen, for us to reach our ultimate potential, you got to be you. You got to lead this team. Im going to take a step backwards, but Im here the whole ride.For a guy who implemented his whole Wade County and his whole career in Miami, to be able to do that, and for us to reach our full potential ... he seen something more than I did at that point in time, James continued. He had already been to the mountaintop. I did a lot more catch-and-shoot in the corners, and a lot of cutting, learning how to cut, do the things that he was accustomed to doing, so I learned a lot from him as well.James Jones and Chris Birdman Andersen, who played with Wade and James in Miami and now play with James in Cleveland, recognized the significance of the matchup.This game moves fast, Jones said. And so, this game is built on eras. The game can change within four to five years. The style of play changes. The faces change. So it is time to reflect on it. It was a special time, and it was a point where the Miami Heat and that team, the Big Three, they dominated the NBA. That team ceases to exist. The players are still around, but theyre not together. So the band is disbanded, and now its the next music group coming up, to use a music term.Andersen said of Wade: It wont bring up emotions, but it will be good to see him, you know? ... But as far as playing against him, its just being professional. I had to play against him in practice. I think D-Wade and LeBron were on the same team whenever we were in practice.James, for the most part, downplayed things, claiming its just another game against one of his friends who changed teams, as when Chris Paul or Carmelo Anthony were traded in the past.It will probably be the same as when I saw C.P. in a Clipper uniform or Melo in a Knick uniform, James said. You know, we all have decisions to make, and weve made our decisions across my career, and weve always supported each other. So its going to be pretty cool, not only just because hes in a different uniform, but just him being back home and understanding what his journey is right now.And I think its more than just basketball for himself, being back home in Chicago. We all know whats going on in Chicago right now as far as besides sports, so its going to be pretty cool.James did have one parting shot, however, about the outfit hell be wearing in homage to the Cubbies:Dont make fun of me, guys. Cheap Jerseys From China . Collaros, 25, was solid last season, posting a 5-2 record as the starter while incumbent Ricky Ray was injured. Collaros also started Torontos 23-20 regular-season finale loss to Montreal — Ray didnt dress because the Argos had already clinched first in the East Division — but was one of three quarterbacks to play that day. Authentic MLB Jerseys . It is a cliché dragged out by fans and pundits regularly when discussions take place around which teams are better than others. http://www.wholesalemlbjerseyschina.com/ . -- Peyton Manning will have all of his wide receivers available for the first time in a month when the Denver Broncos begin their playoff run Jan. No. 17 Gonzaga | No. 19 Saint Marys | Full ListNo. 18: SYRACUSE ORANGELast season: 23-14, 9-9 ACCJim Boeheim lost three starters, but returns Tyler Lydon, and adds a few key transfers in Andrew White (Nebraska), John Gillon (Colorado State) and Paschal Chukwu (Providence) as well as some talented frosh who could help immediately. He also brings back Tyler Roberson, veteran big man?DaJuan Coleman?and sophomore guard?Frank Howard, who should battle Gillon for point guard duties.?-- Jeff GoodmanBest case:?Final Four (OK, Sweet 16). Heck, Syracuse went to the Final Four last season, and very few (by that I mean, NOBODY) thought the Orange would be in Houston after a late-season dip in performance. Early on, Syracuse was terrific, and making shots from all over the floor. This season, tthere is a new cast of characters, but Jim Boeheim likes his team -- a lot. MLB Jerseys Outlet. Nebraska transfer Andrew White and Colorado State transfer John Gillon give Syracuse backcourt experience, while Tyler Lydon will be an All-ACC caliber player this season. The Orange will be faster, more versatile, and there will be fewer distractions.Worst case:?NIT. I think Syracuse will be very good. But the ACC is a beast this season, and there are a lot of new pieces for the Orange. In this league, it wont take a lot to get sideways. 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