Even when they weren't teammates, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade worked out and went on family vacations together.
Now they will try to win their third championship together.
Close friends since they met at a pre-draft camp in 2003, the two will be reunited Wednesday, when Wade clears waivers and signs a $2.3 million veteran's minimum contract with the Cavaliers, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Wade and James played together with the Miami Heat from 2011-2014, went to four consecutive NBA Finals and won titles in 2012 and 2013.
A 12-time All-Star, Wade and his hometown Chicago Bulls reached agreement on a contract buyout Sunday, with Wade giving back $8 million of his $23.8 million salary for this season, according to Wojnarowski.
The Cavs had $2.5 million available to offer Wade, but the Cavs chose to go with the veteran minimum contract to lessen the tax hit.
Barea flies to Puerto Rico to help
While so much attention is focused on sports and politics, J.J. Barea took time the last couple of days to take care of what's really important — helping people.
The former Timberwolves and current Mavericks point guard, getting a big assist from owner Mark Cuban, was given use of the team's private plane to haul supplies to his native Puerto Rico to help with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
With coach Rick Carlisle's blessing, Barea missed the first practice of training camp Tuesday. He flew to Puerto Rico on Monday evening when travel to the island was permissible.
"He'll be back tonight and be here for practice Wednesday," Carlisle said. "They loaded up a bunch of stuff, supplies, etc., to take over to Puerto Rico.
"They're going to turn around and he's bringing his mom and his grandma back with him. And my understanding is his dad's going to stay over there and slug it out with all the recovery efforts."
... T.J. Warren signed a $50 million, four-year contract extension with the Suns.
Golfers won't protest
The Presidents Cup will start Thursday in Jersey City, N.J. Team events in golf start with national anthems, so Steve Stricker, the U.S. captain, had to settle on a course of action.
Stricker said the Americans decided on standing for the U.S. anthem.
"I just wanted to know what they wanted to do and how we wanted to proceed as a team," Stricker said during a news conference for the event Tuesday.
"So we were going to do what we always do, and that's take off our hat and put our hands across our chest and over our heart and respect the flag. So that's what we're planning on doing."
Rimington interim AD
Nebraska reached back to its more glorious football past to find a temporary leader for its athletic department.
Dave Rimington, who became the most decorated offensive lineman in college football history in the early 1980s, was named interim athletic director Tuesday as the school searches for a successor to Shawn Eichorst.
Rimington, 57, said he is not a candidate for the permanent position.
Rimington has been president of the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which raises money and awareness for cystic fibrosis research, since 1995.
around the horn
WNBA: Brittney Sykes of Atlanta, Allisha Gray of Dallas, Kelsey Plum of San Antonio, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough of Washington and Kaela Davis were named to the WNBA All-Rookie team.
Hockey: The Canadian women's hockey team will host archrival United States in Winnipeg on Dec. 5 in a pre-Olympic matchup.