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MIAMI (AP) – Dwyane Wade is going home, making what he called “an extremely emotional and tough decision’’ on Wednesday night to leave the Miami Heat after 13 seasons and sign with the Chicago Bulls.
Wade, 34, will sign a two-year deal with the Bulls, one that will pay him about $47 million. Miami offered $40 million over two years for Wade to stay in the uniform that he’s worn his entire career, the one in which he was an All-Star 12 times, a champion three times and the NBA Finals MVP in 2006 when his rise to superstardom was just truly beginning.
And he’s taken that uniform off now for the final time.
“This was not an easy decision, but I feel I have made the right choice for myself and my family,’’ Wade wrote in a letter to Miami, released to AP.