Dwyane Wade returned home to Chicago and joined the good folks over at the Chicago Tribune to dish about how he almost signed with the Chicago Bulls during the big free agent offseason of 2010.
Wade is from Chicago and says he always dreamed of playing for the Bulls while he was growing up watching Michael Jordan do his thing. But when push came to shove and the Bulls formally offered the All-Star a contract that offseason, Wade says it really messed him up.
“I’m a Chicago guy and I grew up idolizing the Chicago Bulls, idolizing Michael Jordan and wanted to wear that jersey.” Wade said on Chicago Tribune Live. “So the day I went for the Chicago visit and they gave me the No. 3 jersey, I mean, that day messed me up. I went back home and I had the jersey on and, I mean, I turned into a kid again.”
As we all know, Wade never signed with the Bulls and instead helped not only form the Miami Big 3, but he aided said Big 3 in knocking Chicago out of the playoffs in 2011.
But it might just be me, but Wade is sort of humanized by this. He’s a hometown kid who saw an opportunity to form a power house in Miami and he remained loyal to his second home. That’s admirable.
Just kidding, we all hate Dwyane Wade.