After leaving to join the Bulls in free agency, Dwyane Wade thanked Heat fans on Thursday.

By SI Wire
July 07, 2016

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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.”

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.

– Kenny Ducey 

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