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Dwyane Wade says he didn’t move to Chicago for the money

Dwyane Wade left the only organization that he has ever known this summer, in a free-agency move that was personally difficult for him, when he took his talents from the Miami Heat to his hometown Chicago Bulls.

Wade’s motives have been scrutinized by many. How much does playing in Chicago mean for Wade? Did money have anything to do with it? Did his relationship with the Heat break down?

As per Leo Sepkowitz of Slam Online, it was all about being back in Chicago and not about simply chasing more rings.

“For me, it’s as simple as, I got a deal in Miami for $41 million, I got a deal in Chicago for $47 million,” Wade says. “It didn’t come down to the money. I thought about Cleveland, but I didn’t fit there. You don’t just do something because, Oh, I could win the ring there. I have three rings. I don’t need to chase the ring. This is what I wanted to do. I couldn’t fight it. If you fight it, you’re gonna always be like, You shoulda, or, What could’ve—I don’t like to live my life like that.”

Wade joined 4-time All-Star Rajon Rondo and 27-year-old guard Jimmy Butler, to form a new Bulls line-up, following the departure of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.

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