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JordansBulls
08-24-2012, 04:26 PM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/heat-blog/sfl-miami-heat-dwyane-wade-s082312,0,7315864.story

5:51 p.m. EDT, August 23, 2012



So how close did Dwyane Wade come to becoming a Chicago Bull in July 2010? Close enough that the decision tugged at his heartstrings.

Appearing on Chicago Tribune Live on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, in advance of his Wade's World fundraising weekend in Chicago, the Miami Heat All-Star guard spoke of the emotional pull of his hometown team during free agency two summers ago.

"It was very tough," he said. "It was one of the hardest decisions I had to make in my life."


Wade visited with the Bulls in Chicago the first week of July 2010 along with then-Toronto Raptors free-agent forward Chris Bosh, with the two sharing common representation. That meeting came shortly after the Bulls met with then-Cleveland Cavaliers free agent LeBron James.

"As anyone knows, I'm a Chicago guy and I grew up idolizing the Chicago Bulls, idolizing Michael Jordan and wanting to wear that jersey," Wade said. "So the day I went for the Chicago visit and they gave me my 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."

Wade said it was a transcendent moment.

"I'm in the mirror with the jersey on," he said, "and I'm envisioning, I'm thinking, 'This can happen.'

"So I went through the process."

Instead, Wade decided to return to the Heat, with Bosh and James joining him in South Florida, the three advancing to the 2011 NBA Finals and then winning the 2012 NBA championship this past June.

"The opportunity in Miami, if anybody don't understand, it became greater, but it was later," Wade said.

Utd7
08-24-2012, 04:29 PM
What could have been..... A backcourt of Rose and D-Wade would have been disgusting.

Chronz
08-24-2012, 04:30 PM
People dont believe him, they think it was planned from the start, even though the moves Riley made to try and bring in Odom/Boozer beforehand go against that plan.

justinnum1
08-24-2012, 04:31 PM
na, he was just trolling them.

DoMeFavors
08-24-2012, 04:36 PM
If LeBron stayed in Cleveland he might have gone there, but the Bulls could have had both LeBron and Wade.

Anyway Wade and Rose would have been so athletic.

TheRunKiller
08-24-2012, 04:39 PM
DWade DRose would have been filthy. damn i wish Bulls had dwade

davids22
08-24-2012, 04:39 PM
What could have been..... A backcourt of Rose and D-Wade would have been disgusting.

That's what should of happened in Miami if the lottery wasn't rigged...

Either way, Wade was never going to Chicago. It was all a show to make sure he got the contract he wanted out of management. He won a ship with Miami and was able to recruit Bosh and Lebron to join him. Him going to the Bulls was all show, as much as Lebron to the Knicks was all show.

PlezPlayDKnicks
08-24-2012, 04:40 PM
Yeah ok.. Those guys said they saw how Boston won and wanted to create their own version... I don't doubt that he thought about it as a plan B. I call Bs

JordansBulls
08-24-2012, 04:44 PM
DWade DRose would have been filthy. damn i wish Bulls had dwade

This. I wanted Bron in NY, and Wade in Chicago. Man would have love to have seen a Wade vs Lebron playoff series.

JNoel
08-24-2012, 04:46 PM
Yeah there were reports that he was heavily leaning to signing with the Bulls and I nearly shat myself at the time..

shep33
08-24-2012, 04:46 PM
Wade has illustrated a fine demonstration in the art of trolling

RealLiveBear
08-24-2012, 04:46 PM
It's hard looking at what could have been..

DoMeFavors
08-24-2012, 04:47 PM
This. I wanted Bron in NY, and Wade in Chicago. Man would have love to have seen a Wade vs Lebron playoff series.

Why wouldnt you want them both Bulls? and why would you want another team besides your own having the best player in the league?

JNoel
08-24-2012, 04:48 PM
This. I wanted Bron in NY, and Wade in Chicago. Man would have love to have seen a Wade vs Lebron playoff series.

This is the problem right here, all the superstars going to big market teams.

TheRunKiller
08-24-2012, 04:50 PM
melo & lebron

wade & rose

damn what if

RealLiveBear
08-24-2012, 05:01 PM
melo & lebron

wade & rose

damn what if

I doubt NYK woulda went the Melo route had they landed lebron, just imo though.

SteBO
08-24-2012, 05:02 PM
If LeBron stayed in Cleveland he might have gone there, but the Bulls could have had both LeBron and Wade.

Anyway Wade and Rose would have been so athletic.
Wade would've never went to Cleveland, not even Bosh wanted to go there and that says a lot.

And Wade in my opinion is lying through his gritted teeth. Trolling is exactly what he did, and while other Miami fans had the dirty pants, I never fell for it due to his comments about Chicago front office in regards to their loyalty or lack there of.

Master Mind
08-24-2012, 07:26 PM
Wait I'm confused, so a Wade and Rose backcourt in Miami wouldn't have worked because they're the same, but a Wade and Rose backcourt in Chicago would have been filthy...:confused:

:shrug:

BobbyHillSwag
08-24-2012, 07:32 PM
Why do we care what a scrub says?

/THREAD

Master Mind
08-24-2012, 07:34 PM
Why do we care what a scrub says?

/THREAD

Because him>you :p

/THREAD

bucketss
08-24-2012, 07:40 PM
Why do we care what a scrub says?

/THREAD

Third Best Player In The League.

KeepMonta#8
08-24-2012, 08:51 PM
Third Best Player In The League.

this^

justinnum1
08-24-2012, 08:52 PM
Why do we care what a scrub says?

/THREAD


Because him>you :p

/THREAD

:burn:

seikou8
08-24-2012, 09:03 PM
soooooooooooooo and

topdog
08-24-2012, 09:08 PM
I doubt NYK woulda went the Melo route had they landed lebron, just imo though.

It's interesting to think that Lebron and Amare could have ended up in New York after a season where Cleveland could have traded for Amare but didn't want to give up Hickson :facepalm:

Wade just got his jollies out of free agency imo. Unless the Heat struck out, he wasn't going anywhere... except to make some fun home videos :rolleyes:

85BearsDefense
08-24-2012, 09:15 PM
That's what should of happened in Miami if the lottery wasn't rigged...

Either way, Wade was never going to Chicago. It was all a show to make sure he got the contract he wanted out of management. He won a ship with Miami and was able to recruit Bosh and Lebron to join him. Him going to the Bulls was all show, as much as Lebron to the Knicks was all show.

show me some proof besides your opinion.

Pierzynski4Prez
08-24-2012, 09:19 PM
Rose/Watson
Wade
Deng/J. Johnson (not Joe Johnson)
Boozer/Taj
Noah/Asik/K Thomas

Not shabby at all.

Cal827
08-24-2012, 09:26 PM
Assuming that Wade and Bosh signed first

Rose
Wade
Deng
Bosh
Noah

Goddamn, that's a strong team

Dwayne Rose in the back court
A strong offensive PF with two defensive partners in the front court lol

ChiSox219
08-24-2012, 09:27 PM
Assuming that Wade and Bosh signed first

Rose
Wade
Deng
Bosh
Noah

Goddamn, that's a strong team

Dwayne Rose in the back court
A strong offensive PF with two defensive partners in the front court lol

+ Taj and Asik

BobbyHillSwag
08-24-2012, 09:28 PM
my baby daddy is a mascot

:mad:

C-Style
08-24-2012, 09:32 PM
riiight! :rolleyes:

Lake_Show2416
08-24-2012, 09:34 PM
Wade is fibbing

bholly
08-24-2012, 09:37 PM
This is the problem right here, all the superstars going to big market teams.

Why is all the stars going to big market teams more of a problem than three of them going to a smaller market? What does market size have to do with it?

The Flash
08-24-2012, 09:53 PM
Bull ****, (no pun intended)

JordansBulls
08-25-2012, 02:46 PM
Why wouldnt you want them both Bulls? and why would you want another team besides your own having the best player in the league?

Already had the best player ever and in the league for several years, sometimes you just want a top player to go against the best and beat them, also it can be argued that Wade is just as good especially in the playoffs.

DR_1
08-25-2012, 02:54 PM
Look who made this thread, what a suprise.

He had 0% chance of being a Bull. Please get over it.

ghettosean
08-25-2012, 02:59 PM
Too bad he secretly planned with Bosh and Bron to team up since he couldn't win it on his own. Aside from the Raptors and Cavs investigating this but the Nets Russian mob president said right after his interview with Bosh and Wade that he could see they already made up there minds before they walked in the room and were just putting on a media show.

Wade, Bron and Bosh are such a media whores!!! And Wade is full of **** in this quote he just wants some camera's on him.

quade36
08-25-2012, 03:18 PM
Pointless thread.

He saved millions in taxes staying in Florida and he plays with James and bosh. He'd be a total moron to walk away from that.

bucketss
08-25-2012, 03:32 PM
Already had the best player ever and in the league for several years, sometimes you just want a top player to go against the best and beat them, also it can be argued that Wade is just as good especially in the playoffs.

did you want lebron on the bulls at any point?

NYsFinest
08-25-2012, 03:33 PM
Damn... wish summer of 2010 went differently. How much more exciting would the NBA have been with Wade in Chi and Bron in NY??

xxplayerxx23
08-25-2012, 03:41 PM
to the guy that said Bron to NY :drool: Lebron+Amare+Good supporting cast :)

seikou8
08-25-2012, 04:22 PM
to the guy that said Bron to NY :drool: Lebron+Amare+Good supporting cast :)

cant lie we would make ecf finals easily let alone the first round

StarvingKnick22
08-25-2012, 04:28 PM
dang i wish bulls had Wade knicks had Lebron and Cheris bosh to Atlanta. the NBA would have been perfect...

Sly Guy
08-25-2012, 04:28 PM
Third Best Player In The League.

not in last year's playoffs.

naps
08-25-2012, 04:42 PM
Man would have love to have seen a Wade vs Lebron playoff series.

That would have been ****ing awesome! That was the only setback for me in 2010. I loved it when they went head to head in the regular season for 7 years. Imagine if they were both in true contenders and matched up in the ECF :drool:

naps
08-25-2012, 04:49 PM
Too bad he secretly planned with Bosh and Bron to team up since he couldn't win it on his own. Aside from the Raptors and Cavs investigating this but the Nets Russian mob president said right after his interview with Bosh and Wade that he could see they already made up there minds before they walked in the room and were just putting on a media show.

Wade, Bron and Bosh are such a media whores!!! And Wade is full of **** in this quote he just wants some camera's on him.

Wade couldn't win as the man? What are you talking about? And what do you mean by win by himself? No one in the history of any team sport has ever done that. Give me some examples who won by himself in ANY team sport. Please.

JordansBulls
08-25-2012, 04:58 PM
did you want lebron on the bulls at any point?

I wanted Wade the most.

IAmARanger18
08-25-2012, 06:35 PM
If LBJ stayed in Cleveland, Bosh joins him there, and Wade comes to Chicago and we would have been filthy and probably without Boozer, Gibson would have been the starter and I would have preferred that for us

xxplayerxx23
08-25-2012, 06:42 PM
cant lie we would make ecf finals easily let alone the first round

Then do that trade with the nuggets and Have Lebron at SG melo at SF and Amare at PF or center :drool: Championship :D

BobbyHillSwag
08-25-2012, 06:54 PM
Then do that trade with the nuggets and Have Lebron at SG melo at SF and Amare at PF or center :drool: Championship :D

hell, wit bron you could of let tony douglas start at point. :speechless:

seikou8
08-25-2012, 07:08 PM
Then do that trade with the nuggets and Have Lebron at SG melo at SF and Amare at PF or center :drool: Championship :D

3 peat for sure man

knicks=love
08-25-2012, 07:56 PM
melo & lebron

wade & rose

damn what if

the knicks wouldn't have gotten melo if we got lebron

justinnum1
08-25-2012, 08:15 PM
If LBJ stayed in Cleveland, Bosh joins him there, and Wade comes to Chicago and we would have been filthy and probably without Boozer, Gibson would have been the starter and I would have preferred that for us

no one was going to cleveland.

bucketss
08-25-2012, 08:17 PM
I wanted Wade the most.

than lebron?

SportsFanatic10
08-25-2012, 10:57 PM
3 peat for sure man

they would be good, but wade is better than melo and bosh better than amare so if the heat can't 3 peat i don't think they would of.

Dade County
08-25-2012, 11:29 PM
Too bad he secretly planned with Bosh and Bron to team up since he couldn't win it on his own.

No one has ever done it on their own:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm: I guess ESPN got to you and you are programed to think that way know... If the media says it like 5thousand times then the public will eventually believe it.



Aside from the Raptors and Cavs investigating this but the Nets Russian mob president said right after his interview with Bosh and Wade that he could see they already made up there minds before they walked in the room and were just putting on a media show.Wade, Bron and Bosh are such a media whores!!! And Wade is full of **** in this quote he just wants some camera's on him.

Correct.


Damn... wish summer of 2010 went differently. How much more exciting would the NBA have been with Wade in Chi and Bron in NY??

That would not have been exciting at all, why would Wade want to leave Pat, South Beach and NO state tax....

Miami would have lost their super star (small market team) and Lbj would have left his small market team to go to the biggest market Ny.

I think the way it shaped out was a good twist, a small market team got them all discounted; I like that story better, then Wade going to a big market in Chicago and Lbj going to another big market in Ny.

Dade County
08-25-2012, 11:33 PM
Wait I'm confused, so a Wade and Rose backcourt in Miami wouldn't have worked because they're the same, but a Wade and Rose backcourt in Chicago would have been filthy...:confused:

:shrug:

blind hate man.

Fan stands for Fanatic always remember that.

LA_Raiders
08-25-2012, 11:55 PM
blah, blah blah... i dont believe him, he and the cheat had a plan...

BobbyHillSwag
08-26-2012, 01:38 AM
they would be good, but wade is better than melo and bosh better than amare so if the heat can't 3 peat i don't think they would of.

melo is better than wade and even if he wasnt he's a better fit wit melo than wade.

FlashMacker
08-26-2012, 01:53 AM
Why do we care what a scrub says?


Wade a scrub :laugh2: Thanks for the laugh man

SportsFanatic10
08-26-2012, 01:58 AM
melo is better than wade and even if he wasnt he's a better fit wit melo than wade.

wrong on both points.

todu82
08-26-2012, 10:03 AM
I agree, Wade and Rose would have been 2 great players for the Bulls. Question there becomes where do Lebron and Bosh go if Wade is not in Miami?

SirSkyHook
08-26-2012, 10:30 AM
Yeah ok.. Those guys said they saw how Boston won and wanted to create their own version... I don't doubt that he thought about it as a plan B. I call Bs

This.

jp611
08-26-2012, 10:38 AM
And... He's full of ****

JordansBulls
08-26-2012, 05:59 PM
than lebron?

Yes. I wanted Wade more than Lebron.

bucketss
08-26-2012, 06:51 PM
Yes. I wanted Wade more than Lebron.

i understand you wanted wade most but did you want lebron on the bulls or are you one of those guys that say "i never wanted that loser on my team"

JordansBulls
08-26-2012, 09:43 PM
i understand you wanted wade most but did you want lebron on the bulls or are you one of those guys that say "i never wanted that loser on my team"

Would have accepted him on the Bulls, just wasn't my first priority.

Here are a bunch of threads we had on it in the Bulls forum back in the day. I can't find the one where I made my list of the top 6 of Lebron, Wade, Bosh, Boozer, Joe Johnson, etc.

http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/search.php?searchid=20232915&pp=25&page=8

JordansBulls
08-26-2012, 09:46 PM
Wade wanted another free agent ---> http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?t=455445&highlight=What+order+of+free+agents

bucketss
08-26-2012, 10:05 PM
Would have accepted him on the Bulls, just wasn't my first priority.

Here are a bunch of threads we had on it in the Bulls forum back in the day. I can't find the one where I made my list of the top 6 of Lebron, Wade, Bosh, Boozer, Joe Johnson, etc.

http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/search.php?searchid=20232915&pp=25&page=8

lol thats awesome.

ChicagoFan4Eva
08-26-2012, 10:39 PM
CLOSE THIS PLZ..he aint a bull so this doesn't matter anymore.

ClearSoulForce
08-27-2012, 12:26 AM
melo is better than wade and even if he wasnt he's a better fit wit melo than wade.

LMAO. Yeah the guy who led his team to a title in his junior season of the NBA isn't better then the chucker who has been eliminated in the first round 8 out of 9 times.

Evolution23
08-27-2012, 12:52 AM
Lies

JordansBulls
12-07-2012, 01:40 AM
LMAO. Yeah the guy who led his team to a title in his junior season of the NBA isn't better then the chucker who has been eliminated in the first round 8 out of 9 times.

There is no junior season of the NBA. Once you been in the league 3 years you are a veteran.

DumDum
12-07-2012, 02:03 AM
It seem's like everyone was almost a bull

sep11ie
12-07-2012, 02:07 AM
DeGram Wade and DeGramerrick Rose on the Gramago Bulls.

BcEuAbRsS
12-07-2012, 02:33 AM
Perhaps he's trying to mend relationships for once Lebron leaves for the Lakers. :laugh:

FreakaNashur
12-07-2012, 02:49 AM
Yeah ok.. Those guys said they saw how Boston won and wanted to create their own version... I don't doubt that he thought about it as a plan B. I call Bs

that was after the decision.geez.

JordansBulls
12-07-2012, 10:39 AM
It seem's like everyone was almost a bull

Well in Wade's case he is from Chicago so it made sense as was Garnett back in the day.

Pierzynski4Prez
12-07-2012, 10:49 AM
Well in Wade's case he is from Chicago so it made sense as was Garnett back in the day.

Except Garnett wasn't from Chicago. He was only here for his senior year of HS after he got in trouble in SC.

benzni
12-07-2012, 11:23 AM
Really?

he looked more like a human in 2010.

DaBUU
12-07-2012, 02:48 PM
We're gonna end up with a an old *** DWade one day, watch.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
12-07-2012, 04:34 PM
Closing because of bumping a thread that's months old.