With the Cleveland Cavaliers off to a sluggish 3-5 start, Dwyane Wade drew some parallels between this team and the Miami Heat squad that reached its fourth straight NBA Finals during the 2013-14 season. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Wade said that Heat team was like being in a "bad marriage" because the roster was filled with "guys who'd been around each other for four years in a row" and "jokes weren't funny no more." That Heat team defeated the Charlotte Bobcats, Brooklyn Nets and Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference playoffs before losing the NBA Finals in five games to the San Antonio Spurs. Following that season, LeBron James returned to the Cavaliers and has guided them to three straight appearances in the NBA Finals. He led them to the franchise's first NBA championship by defeating the Golden State Warriors in 2016.