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Published: Wed, July 13, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Dwyane Wade was never the Heat's highest-paid player - why?

Dwyane Wade was never the Heat's highest-paid player - why?

It's still surreal and I'm still numb.

Wade is a 12-time All-Star and was first-team All-NBA in 2008-09 and 2009-10.

The team will also run ads in local newspapers and discount Wade related items at its stores to $13.00.

The Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets were also trying to land Wade, but neither were willing to give him the third year that he was looking for.

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are no longer teammates, but Wade is still helping the reigning NBA Finals MVP in a circuitous way. He was beloved like only a handful were in Miami, reaching a stratosphere perhaps only seen by the likes of Dan Marino, Alonzo Mourning and Jason Taylor. With the Bulls on the rise, Miami Heat fans have to be questioning how they lost the player that helped them win three National Basketball Association championships. But for him to choose Chicago, he would have to believe they are truly going to contend for a title.

"I was born and raised in Chicago", Wade said. "I think he made a good decision for himself", said Hurd. Then, when the season ends, Wade will help us get Westbrook and then the Bulls will go for a ring the following season.

Dwyane Wade never really planned for this to happen.

Among the plans for Friday is a social media takeover of sorts. Contract talks between the Heat and Wade got tense last summer, but a meeting with Heat owner Micky Arison got Wade to stay on a one-year, $20 million deal. Wade will be dearly missed in Miami and many feel that the Heat will deeply regret their decision of not respecting the player who brought them so much. To me, a heat lifer is not about the jersey I have on my back - but what I carry in my heart.

After a insane week of free agency, Wade made his decision to come to the Bulls Wednesday night, just hours before appearing as Ripa's co-host.

Growing up in Robbins, Ill., I never dreamed that an National Basketball Association career could have even been possible and that one day I would wear a Chicago Bulls jersey.

"Everyone from the coaching staff to the trainers and doctors.parking attendants to the ushers, store employees, sales team, HEAT TV, Marketing, ticket office, executives, assistants, game operations and community affairs".

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