After hitting it off during the summer of 2003, James and Wade went on to be drafted first and fifth respectively in the 2003 NBA Draft. During the next few years, the two would forge their bond to the point of becoming as close as brothers. So close in fact, they often ignored NBA tradition in favor of their friendship.
Traditionally, when an NBA team has a road game, they all stay together in a hotel in the respective city. This wasn’t the case for the dynamic duo however. Whenever the Cavaliers (LeBron’s team) would travel to Miami (Wade’s team), or vice versa, the two men would shack up at the others houses instead of at a hotel with the rest of their respective teams.