The LeBron/Wade/Bosh triumvirate in Miami found its creation myth in friendship. If you believe the stories, the trio grew close during their time together on the 2008 Olympic team and decided that it would be pretty cool to play with each other. When the opportunity arose with the Heat last summer, it became an easy decision.
Basketballular friendship is often spoken of in terms of getting along in the locker room and on the court. But, as the Heat have shown, sometimes friends yell at each other. James and Wade explained their relationships, as reported by Brian Windhorst for ESPN.com:
In other words, this trio has a working relationship, and, as most friends do when they're placed in a pressure-filled atmosphere, they sometimes yell at each other. They still share a bond, though, and James and Wade happen to share theirs every day in their joint media sessions. While that may sometimes register as a form of posturing, as Howard Beck argued at the New York Times Off the Dribble blog, the fact is that they like each other.