NBA: Wade leaving Miami Heat for Chicago Bulls - reports

Dwyane Wade is leaving the Miami Heat for the Chicago Bulls, multiple media outlets reported on Wednesday (July 7).
Dwyane Wade is leaving the Miami Heat for the Chicago Bulls, multiple media outlets reported on Wednesday (July 7).PHOTO: AFP

MIAMI (Reuters) - Dwyane Wade is leaving the Miami Heat for the Chicago Bulls, returning to the city of his birth, multiple media outlets reported on Wednesday (July 7).

The 12-time NBA All-Star guard had agreed to a $47.5 million two-year deal with the Bulls, the Miami Herald reported.

Wade's move brings down the curtain on 13 seasons with the Heat, where he was an integral part of three championship-winning teams, two of them with LeBron James as his team-mate.

The 34-year-old is a Chicago native, though he has played his entire NBA career in south Florida.

Wade reportedly felt underappreciated by the Heat, after taking a pay cut in 2010 to allow the team come in under the salary cap.

He has averaged 23.7 points and 5.8 rebounds during his NBA career.