When Dwyane Wade said goodbye to Miami after 13 seasons and headed to his hometown of Chicago, he probably never thought a year later that relationship would be coming to an end.
Not only the end itself but how they got to it.
— ChicagoSports (@ChicagoSports) September 8, 2017
Arguably the greatest player in Heat history, Wade left on decent terms and without the normal vitriol players usually receive from fans in these situations.
It’s likely that Heat fans not only appreciate the three championships he helped bring to the city, but that time and time again, he was willing to take less money to stay in Miami so the team could add more pieces.
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) September 8, 2017
Unfortunately, just like LeBron James’ homecoming is showing us, all good things must eventually come to an end.
In Chicago, Wade finally got paid. It wasn’t a blockbuster deal by any means, but over $23 million per season for two years is nothing to shake a stick at.
— Chicago Bulls News (@C_BullsNews) September 7, 2017
Reportedly, things really began to fall apart for Wade after sources claim the Bulls’ front office repeatedly told him that they were going to add players in the offseason to make the team competitive.
Wade had a player option for 2017-18, which he waived allegedly based solely on the Bulls’ brass word that their intention was to add key players.
As everyone knows, that didn’t happen. In fact, the opposite did and Chicago traded away Wade’s good friend and top 15 player in the league, Jimmy Butler, in a draft night deal.