Dwyane Wade sealed everything up for the Bulls in a dramatic 105-99 win Thursday night and says helping lead Chicago to a victory in his official homecoming shut a part of his past life in Miami.
The former Heat superstar wishes his old team well but says he’s centered around lifting the place where he grew up a squad.
“I closed the Miami chapter right there,” Wade told The Vertical inside an unfilled locker room late Thursday.
“I can’t focus over there anymore. I want those guys in Miami to be successful, but I’m motivated by greatness here. I’m motivated by doing what people think I can’t do, for sure. I had to make a decision, and I feel good about the decision I made.
— The Vertical (@TheVertical) October 28, 2016
“A lot of emotions hit me when I made that shot. I’m not here because I’m angry at [Pat Riley] or the Heat. There’s no anger. I’m happy because I got the freedom to look elsewhere. I got to look at home.”