Davie, Fla. — Dwyane Wade’s future was muddled and uncertain, until Chris Bosh told him where he wanted to spend the next few years.
“I’m feeling Miami,” Bosh said.
Those three words were all Wade needed to make his decision.
Will they be enough to sway LeBron James to Miami? Stay tuned.
Ending months of speculation, Wade and Bosh announced Wednesday that they’ll sign with Miami, two decisions that vault the Heat back into the NBA championship picture and put them two-thirds of the way to hitting one of the biggest trifectas in NBA history. Wade, Bosh and James all have talked about playing together. Tonight, James will say why that will or will not happen.
“It’s over,” Wade said in an interview with The Associated Press. “It’s not all over-over, but for me, it’s over.”
Wade told the Heat that for him to re-sign, the team had to add either James or Bosh. For good measure, they might get both.
“It had to be one or the other,” Wade said in the AP interview. “Of course, there’s a lot of talented players in this league. But you want to look at players that complement my game, and Chris and LeBron are two of those guys. I had a decision to make. Chris had a decision to make. It wasn’t a lock that he would come to Miami. So I had a lot to think about.”