Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 8/28/12

The core of the reigning champion Miami Heat's formation is one of the most hated stories in the NBA. First Dwyane Wade announced he was staying in Miami and Chris Bosh, sitting right next to Wade, announced he would be joining the Heat. Simple enough. The next night LeBron James did the Decision and everyone wanted to catapult boulders at the American Airlines Arena. But what if that had never happened? While most people assume this was Wade, Bosh and James' plan all along, Wade joined Chicago Tribune Live last week and said a meeting with the Chicago Bulls almost changed everything.

"I'm a Chicago guy and I grew up idolizing the Chicago Bulls, idolizing Michael Jordan and wanted to wear that jersey. So the day I went for the Chicago visit and they gave me the 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."

First off, Wade could've been pandering to the Chicago media. It's entirely possible and no one would blame him for doing it. It's also entirely possible that Wade liked the idea of returning home and playing with the team he grew up watching and sharing the ball with a guy like Derrick Rose. Plus Joakim Noah is probably way less annoying if you're playing with him.

You know how LeBron James said he could see himself returning to Cleveland before his career is over? I could see Wade signing a two year deal in Chicago before his career is over. He's a Chicago guy, he's a Jordan brand guy. It seems to make sense. One thing is for sure though: Chris Bosh is not returning to Toronto.

[follow]

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Garrett walks out on media over Whitehead questions

D-Rose landing in Cleveland could be good for Cavs, himself

Former Penn St. K Joey Julius ‘in full recovery’ in battle with eating disorder

LeBron James slams report that he wants to fight Kyrie Irving

Report: Rangers would trade Yu Darvish for ‘right deal’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Thunder interested in trading for Carmelo Anthony

Mayweather says he will stand ‘toe to toe’ with McGregor

Raiders to limit Marshawn Lynch's workload in 2017?

Kobe Bryant responds to if he is influencing Kyrie Irving

Andy Reid chastises Tamba Hali for social media outburst

Every 2009-2016 NBA MVP will now play for Warriors or Cavaliers

The 'Kyrie revolts against the King' quiz

BIG3 Ref Hotline Bling: James White slams the phone down

28 MLB trade deadline deal prospects since 2000 who went on to become All-Stars

Box Score 7/25: The pressure of the trade deadline is here

The 'When George Brett went completely batty' quiz

Finding the possible Achilles' heel for baseball’s best teams

Getaway Day: A pair of aces get lost in the shuffle

Sports & Politics Intersect: Trump casts shadow over U.S. Women's Open

Best of Yardbarker: General managers take the spotlight

The 'Pay that man his money' quiz

The unexpected rise of the Connecticut Sun

The National League Wild Card is suddenly relevant again

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'Kyrie revolts against the King' quiz

BIG3 Ref Hotline Bling: James White slams the phone down

The 'When George Brett went completely batty' quiz

Finding the possible Achilles' heel for baseball’s best teams

Getaway Day: A pair of aces get lost in the shuffle

Sports & Politics Intersect: Trump casts shadow over U.S. Women's Open

The National League Wild Card is suddenly relevant again

The 'Pay that man his money' quiz

BIG3 Week 5: Pivotal make-or-break weekend in Chicago

The 'Let's show a little love for James Jones' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker