Even After A Beating, Bulls Fans Still Want Some Wade
There was a considerable amount of buzz that the Bulls wanted to draft him in 2003, but the Heat scooped him up as their 5th pick. That loss has haunted them ever since.
With free agent status nearing, the Chicago sports press has been working its critical thinking skills overtime for the past year trying to figure out how Wade could end up in the United Center.
From The Chicago Tribune circa Jan. 2008: "Wade can become a free agent after the 2009-10 season, which is when Ben Wallace's deal ends. The Bulls could be a major free-agent player then, and while it is a long time to wait, Wade will be just 28 and in his prime."
Today, from The Chicago Sun-Times: "Next year, Wade will be a free agent. Thanks in part to their deadline deals, the Bulls have available cap space. Wade grew up in Robbins dreaming of being Michael Jordan. Here's his chance. If he signed with the Bulls it could be 1991 all over again. Imagine it."
By the end of the column though, writer Neil Hayes realizes it's not likely and Bulls nation sheds a single tear.