Wade agrees deal with Chicago Bulls

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Dwyane Wade, a Mi­ami Heat icon most ex­pected would see out his ca­reer in Florida, agreed a deal on Wed­nes­day to join the Chicago Bulls on a two-year $47 mil­lion con­tract.

This has been an ex­tremely emo­tional and tough de­ci­sion to come to. Af­ter 13 years, I have de­cided to em­bark on a new jour­ney with the Chicago Bulls. This was not an easy de­ci­sion, but I feel I have made the right choice for my­self and my fam­ily.

I started my NBA ca­reer with the Mi­ami Heat in 2003 and it has been an honor to have played with them and help build a win­ning fran­chise with three NBA cham­pi­onships. I look back with pride and amaze­ment at all we have ac­com­plished to­gether. I want to ex­press my grat­i­tude to the Ari­son fam­ily, Pat Ri­ley, Coach Erik Spoel­stra, the coach­ing staff, and the en­tire Mi­ami Heat or­ga­ni­za­tion.

From the bot­tom of my heart, I want to thank the Mi­ami com­mu­nity and es­pe­cially #HEATNATION for all of their love and sup­port over the years. It has been truly in­cred­i­ble. I am deeply moved and ap­pre­cia­tive of the pos­i­tive mes­sages from my fans ex­press­ing that they want what’s best for me and I know they will sup­port my de­ci­sion. The mem­o­ries in­clud­ing cham­pi­onship pa­rades and five con­fer­ence ti­tles are in­cred­i­ble mo­ments we have shared that will al­ways re­main close to my heart as I be­gin the next chap­ter of my life.

Dwyane Wade

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