Dwyane Wade in a Chicago Bulls jersey was one thing. Those were cast as homecoming colors.

But Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena is another story. Because that will have him in Cleveland Cavaliers colors alongside LeBron James.

If anything, the Heat's three games last season against the Bulls were just a tease for the culture shock when the Heat make the third stop of this four-game trip.

"This is like the Twilight Zone," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "Every time he's in a new uniform you're like, 'OK, but not that team.'

"It will never seem right. For me, I hate it. But I’m happy for Dwyane. I'm happy for his family. I think he's in a good spot."

A spot he found himself in only 10 times during his 855-game, 13-season Heat career -- as a reserve.

"I think the role that he's in is going to be one of the most impactful roles in the league," Spoelstra said.

The Heat, who were linked to Wade, at least in speculation, after his September buyout from the Bulls, were made well aware of Wade's possibilities last season, when he averaged 18.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists against them in helping lead Chicago to the 2-1 season head-to-head record that ultimately provided the tiebreaker for the final Eastern Conference playoff berth.