After 13 years, Dwyane Wade left Miami Heat and signed for Chicago Bulls.
He is the best player in Miami Heat history, and after 5 finals appearances, 3 titles and NBA Finals MVP, he decided to play for his hometown, Chicago.
His friend, Carmelo Anthony couldn't believe that he left Miami Heat after so many years.
"I was shocked," Anthony said before Thursday's Team USA practice at the United Center. "I was shocked more from a standpoint it was just hard to see. It's hard to see some players in different uniforms and he's one of those guys who I never thought I would see in a different uniform other than Miami. But it happened, and I got a chance to talk to him and sit down with him and really dig deep about his feelings and what happened. He's at peace now. And when he's at peace, I'm at peace with it."
"I don't think the masses really understand how difficult those decisions are," Anthony said. "And what goes into those decisions. And as athletes what's going through our mind during those decisions. A lot of people think we can just wake up and we can just make those decisions -- it's not that easy."
Two years ago, Carmelo Anthony could play for Chicago, and we could have roster: Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and Joakim Noah, but that is just "what if"...
What do you think, who have a better team, New York with Melo and Rose or Chicago with Wade and Butler?
The Bulls and Knicks would be facing off against each other either on opening night or Christmas Day as one of the league's premiere matchups.
"Oh, they're waiting for that," he said. "Might be opening night -- one of the two. I guarantee you it's one of the two."
Yeah, we will wait for three games next season. Chicago Bulls against New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder against Golden State Warriors, and Miami Heat against Chicago Bulls.