LEBRON James has been on his fair share of incredible teams, but not all ultimately reached their expectations.
One prime example of this has resurfaced from his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
James spent eleven seasons with the CavaliersCredit: Getty Images – Getty
A shot of James, Wade, and Rose resurfaced on InstagramCredit: Getty
Two seasons after winning the NBA Finals with the Cavs, James looked to win the fourth championship of his already incredible career.
In an effort to do so, the Cavaliers brought in then-twelve-time All-Star Dwayne Wade.
He and James had previously won two titles together during their time with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013.
Cleveland also brought in three-time All-Star Derrick Rose, six years after he had been named league MVP.
This seemingly star-studded lineup looked, on paper at least, like a potentially dominant trio.
However, it wasn’t to be, and as a recent ESPN’s recent Instagram post pointed out, the trio “played just eight games together in 2017-18 for a total of 52 minutes.”
What could have been seemingly continues to excite fans, with one commenting: “This team would’ve broke the world.”
Another added: “imagine if they were all in their prime…”
While one said: “Another prime example of super teams that bron tried to create.”
Wade ultimately started just three of his 46 appearances for the Cavs before being traded back to where it all began – Miami.
The following season he was named an All-Star yet again before retiring.
Rose started just seven of his sixteen appearances with Cleveland, initially being traded to the Utah Jazz before being released and signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Spells with the Detroit Pistons and the New York Knicks followed.
He recently signed as a free agent with the Memphis Grizzlies.
As for James, he and the Cavaliers managed to reach the Finals following the departures of Wade and Rose, where they were swept by the Golden State Warriors.
The following season he joined the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent, going on to win his fourth championship a year later.
At 38 years old, the now-nineteen-time All-Star and the league’s all-time leading scorer, James’ future remains uncertain.
James has recently been coy about his futureCredit: Getty