Dwyane Wade talked to the Chicago Tribune and openly criticized the lack of loyalty that the Chicago Bulls have displayed to former players like Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen while praising the Miami Heat for taking care of their own.
I think the biggest question that you think about has to be loyalty. 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. I see Michael Jordan is not there, Scottie Pippen is not there. … You know, these guys are not a part. Things like that. So that is probably one of the biggest things for me, because I am a very loyal person.What a shame. Sounds like the Bulls have already struck out first on one prime free agent. And since he's talking about how loyal the Heat are and how important loyalty is to him it sure would be a slap in the face if he should leave the Heat behind so perhaps he'll expand on his thoughts about the Bulls and the Heat when he sits down with his fellow free agents soon.
(Free agency) has been three years coming. We've discussed it prematurely, at different times. (But) you don't know what guys are thinking and where they're going. I think we'll all sit down, and before one of us makes a decision, all of us will have spoken to each other and (listened to the) thinking. A lot of decisions (will be based on) what other players are willing to do and what other guys want to do. So it's not just a 'me' situation here. We all have to look and see what each other is thinking.Well, we know what Wade is thinking. Let's see what the rest do when July rolls around.
I understand that you have to have a great team, a great supporting cast around you. That's all I want. My ego is not that big. ... I just want to win.