Dwyane Wade didn’t announce his return home on the cover of Sports Illustrated the way LeBron James did; instead the surefire Hall of Fame guard just sent a letter to the Associated Press. But everything else about Wade’s move resembles what his pal and former teammate James did when he left Miami, as Wade is now doing, and headed home to Ohio.
Wade is leaving Miami after a much longer stay (13 years) and heading home to his birthplace: Chicago. He’ll join the Bulls and play the position a guy named Michael Jordan played there when Wade was growing up. Wade thanked Miami and #HEATNATION sincerely, but confessed that the Bulls are the team that made him want to play basketball in the first place. It’s always been his dream to put on a Chicago Bulls uniform. Using almost the same words that James used two years ago, Wade said “I have never forgotten where I came from” and that he is “excited to return home to a city close to my heart.”