Three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade left the league in shock on Wednesday night when he agreed to leave the Miami Heat after 13 years to sign a free-agent contract with the Chicago Bulls.
Wade, 34, decided to leave town after the Heat re-signed center Hassan Whiteside to a long-term max deal, and failed to offer him a salary he felt was acceptable after years of taking pay-cuts. His new deal will reportedly pay him $47.5 million over two years, with a player option in year two.
Players from Whiteside, to Bulls forward Bobby Portis reacted in total shock to the move.
😅— Bobby BP Portis (@BPortistime) July 7, 2016
I've seen it all...— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) July 7, 2016
Wow!!! Never would have imagine that...— DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) July 7, 2016
This season about to be one for the books!— Eric Bledsoe (@EBled2) July 7, 2016
The EAST is about to be dog fight!!!!!!! It's On!!!!— Brandon Jennings (@brandonjennings) July 7, 2016
League is just getting competitive! Harder to win! But that's the best part.. Fighting— Justin Anderson (@JusAnderson1) July 7, 2016
😳— Dorell Wright (@DWRIGHTWAY1) July 7, 2016
– Kenny Ducey