Born and bred in Chicago, Dwayne Wade has always dreamed of playing for the Bulls, but somehow he spent 13 seasons with the Miami Heat.
The future Hall of Famer nursed his dream of wearing a bulls jersey since he was 9. And that dream will be realised 13 years after joining the NBA.
“It’s really not the jersey. It’s the same material, so it feels the same,” Wade said with a smile during the Bulls’ media day on Monday.
“It’s a different environment. I was somewhere for so long, I knew where to go, I can walk backward and get anywhere I want to go. It’s just different, but different is not a bad thing. It’s been cool.
I’m like the new kid in class. I’ve gotta find my one friend to talk to before I can get more friends, but I’m figuring it all out. Like I said, I’m happy to be here. At this time in my career, this is where I want to be.”
The Bulls’ front office is happy to have Wade in the fold and remains confident that the 34-year-old can show the young team how to improve on a daily basis.