BREAKING NEWS: Wade and Bosh Sign With Miami
NBA.com – Dwyane Wade had already decided that if he were to stay with the Miami Heat, he would have either LeBron James or Chris Bosh as a teammate.
He got Bosh.
He might get both, too.
Ending months of speculation, Wade and Bosh made their decisions official on Wednesday, saying their trip through the world of NBA free agency would end in Miami. Wade is staying, Bosh is coming, and now they’re waiting – like the rest of the league – to see what LeBron James will do Thursday night when he unveils his plans in a special to be televised on ESPN.
“I’m so glad it’s over,” Wade said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I had to do what was best for me. And I know I did that.”
Wade does not know what the terms of the next contract he’ll sign with Miami will be, nor when he’ll sign the paper. Bosh doesn’t have terms of his next deal done either. It’s all contingent on what James says Thursday night, and Wade insisted he knows nothing about what the two-time MVP will say or where he’ll be saying it from.
“I won’t speak to him again until he makes his decision,” Wade said in the AP interview. “And when it’s over, I will congratulate him. But I will be watching.”
Either way, Wade is already thrilled with how free agency played out.
He, James and Bosh were the three kingpins of this long-hyped market, a trio of All-Stars who came into the league together seven years ago and structured their last contracts just to hit the open market together this summer, the last under the current terms of the league’s collective bargaining agreement.
They’ve talked often about playing together.
Now, the ball is clearly in King James’ court.
“I expect us to compete for a championship,” Bosh told ESPN. “I think both Dwyane and I, we both wanted an opportunity where right away we would be competing. … We’re ready to sacrifice a lot of things in order to do that. It’s not about the money. It’s not about anything else except for winning. I’m a winner. Dwyane’s a winner. We’re going to bring winning to Miami.”