"This was not an easy decision, but I feel I have made the right choice for myself and my family," Wade wrote in a letter to Miami, released to The Associated Press.
What many predicted would never happen including myself, however it appears that Dwayne Wade has made his decision and he will be joining the Chicago Bulls.
Wade is from Chicago so one could say that played a part in him choosing the Bulls. However the main reason according to many sources for Wades departure is due to Wade feeling totally disrespected by the upper management of the Miami Heat.
As reported here on HoopJab before, Dwayne Wade was never the highest paid player on any of the Miami Heat teams he played for. Wade consistently took less money in order for the Heat to attempt to lure free agents. During Wades tenure in Miami he was a 3 time NBA champion, with 1 NBA Finals MVP. Wade also leads the Heat's all time stats in points, steals and assists. According to the Vertical the 2 year deal with the Bulls worth $47.5 million.
"Watching the Bulls growing up inspired me at an early age to pursue my dream of becoming a basketball player," Wade wrote in the letter. "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." AP