The summer of 2010 was an interesting time in the NBA. LeBron James' decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat altered the landscape of the league. The Heat would go on to be a super-team of sorts, winning two titles and making it to four straight NBA Finals.
Wade was also a free agent at the time and there were rumors that he was interested in joining the Chicago Bulls, who he plays for now. But Bosh signed with the Heat, which prompted Wade to stay in Miami and in turn also helped James make his decision. If Bosh hadn't joined Miami, Wade may have ended up in Chicago in 2010 and James could have followed.
At least that's what Wade is saying now, over six years later.
Wade said Chicago was a top option in 2010 but Chris Bosh changed things for he and LeBron. Said as a basketball fit Miami made sense— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) October 13, 2016
Wade: "my eyes were here, LeBron's eyes were here. Miami put a monkey wrench in the plan when they could fit all 3 of us."— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) October 13, 2016
The Bulls in 2010 had a young Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, so if Wade and James went to Chicago, that team could've been as great or even greater than the Heat team put together. But the past is the past and while it is fun to think about what could've happened, what actually happened has come to define a large part of the careers for Wade, James and Bosh.