Dwyane Wade Set To Join Bulls
One of the more stunning moves this off-season has occurred as free agent Dwyane Wade will not be a member of the Miami Heat next season. Wade decided to agree to a 2-year/$47 million deal with the Chicago Bulls.
"This was not an easy decision, but I feel I have made the right choice," Wade said in a letter released to the Associated Press.
Wade seemed to be at a standstill with Miami management and president Pat Riley on a new contract. Wade was fielding other offers to build leverage on the Heat from the Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Bulls before deciding to go back home to Chicago.
"Watching the Bulls growing up inspired me at an early age to pursue my dream of becoming a basketball player," Wade wrote. "My most treasured memories were watching my dad play basketball on the courts of Fermi Elementary School and developing my game at the Blue Island Recreation Center. I have never forgotten where I came from, and I am thankful to have an opportunity to play for the team that first fueled my love of the game."
The superstar's 13-year career in Miami will finally come to an end. Wade won three championships with the Heat and was the Finals MVP in 2006 as Miami came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks.
"Dwyane had a choice, and he made it. He went home," Riley said in a text to Dan LeBatard.
Teammate Doug McDermott has already expressed giving up his No. 3 to Wade as well.