After leaving to join the Bulls in free agency, Dwyane Wade thanked Heat fans on Thursday.
After 13 years, Dwyane Wade decided to leave the Miami Heat in free agency on Thursday, agreeing to a two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls.
Wade, who helped Miami win championships in 2006, 2012 and 2013, penned a letter to fans on Thursday night through the Associated Press, expressing gratitude toward the Heat organization and its fans.
He followed those comments up with a series of tweets on Friday afternoon.
“The hardest part was leaving u guys.” Wade wrote in one tweet. “Y’all have supported me thru all my UPs but most importantly my DOWNS.”
The hardest part was leaving u guys. Y'all have supported me thru all my UPs but most importantly my DOWNS.— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 7, 2016
I'm gonna miss running to the end corners of the court and the scorers table yelling "This is MY House!!!"— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 7, 2016
But Miami-Dade County to me..will always be Wade County!!!— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 7, 2016
Wade, 34, is a native of Robbins, Ill. in Chicago’s south suburbs. He joins a Bulls squad that traded starting point guard Derrick Rose to the Knicks for center Robin Lopez, and signed free-agent Rajon Rondo this off-season.
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