Dwyane Wade explains why he did not reunite with LeBron James

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Dwyane Wade's return to Chicago after so many years away from home was one of the stories of the summer.

The shooting guard ended his 13-year relationship with the Miami Heat to join the new-look Chicago Bulls and finally head back to the city where he grew up.

Nobody really expected the three-time champion to leave the Heat but the franchise's decision to prioritise Hassan Whiteside opened the door for a Chi-Town move.

As the season approaches, the guard has admitted he entertained the idea of a reunion with former teammate LeBron James but felt he did not need to chase any more titles after his trio in the Sunshine State.

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He said: “For me, it’s as simple as, I got a deal in Miami for $41 million, I got a deal in Chicago for $47 million. It didn’t come down to the money.

"I thought about Cleveland, but I didn’t fit there. You don’t just do something because, Oh, I could win the ring there. I have three rings. I don’t need to chase the ring.

"This is what I wanted to do. I couldn’t fight it. If you fight it, you’re gonna always be like, You shoulda, or, What could’ve—I don’t like to live my life like that.”

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