Dwyane Wade Wonders About Bulls’ Loyalty

by May 27, 2010

D-Wade, talking to the Chicago Tribune, didn’t give the front-office running the hometown team a ringing endorsement with free agency looming: “Perception can turn into harsh reality, and the Bulls’ image as unfriendly to former stars could adversely affect the team’s ability to land a premier free agent. The Cavaliers’ LeBron James, the Heat’s Dwyane Wade and the Hawks’ Joe Johnson plan to discuss their respective plans with each other before making a decision once free agency begins July 1, Wade told the Tribune on Wednesday. And when the Bulls come up in the conversation, talk won’t necessarily focus on Derrick Rose. ‘I think the biggest question that you think about has to be loyalty,’ said Wade, a Richards grad who added he has been a Bulls fan for a long time. ‘I know one thing about Miami: It is a very loyal organization. I see what they do with their players when their players get done with the game of basketball …how loyal they are. I don’t know about the Bulls.’ Wade said it appears to him that the Bulls don’t measure up to the Heat in the loyalty department. ‘I see Michael Jordan is not there, Scottie Pippen is not there. You know, these guys are not a part,’ Wade said. ‘Things like that. So that is probably one of the biggest things for me, because I am a very loyal person.”‘