Dwyane Wade sealed the deal for the Bulls in a dramatic 105-99 win Thursday night, and says helping lead Chicago to a victory in his official homecoming closed a chapter of his previous life in Miami.

The former Heat superstar wishes his old team well, but says he’s focused on elevating his hometown squad.

“I closed the Miami chapter right there,” Wade told The Vertical inside an empty 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.

 

“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.”

Related
Dwyane Wade Scores 22 in Bulls Debut