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Dwyane Wade describes when he knew he was leaving the Miami Heat

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When the new NBA season gets underway in just under a weeks' time, there will be one sight that may take some getting used to; Dwyane Wade in a Chicago Bulls uniform.

The veteran shooting guard made the move to his hometown franchise in the summer after spending his entire 13-year career with the Miami Heat and becoming a symbol of that organisation.

His departure from South Beach was one of the most unexpected stories of the offseason, but in an interview with Sports Illustrated's Rohan Nadkarni, the three-time champion said it wasn't a difficult decision and described the moment he knew he was leaving.

"Once I realised I was making this decision for me, I wanted to be selfish for once," he said. "You put yourself in a position where you’re always sacrificing for other people—and not bad sacrifices, great sacrifices, we won championships and did a lot of amazing things—but you're always doing things for the good of others as well.

"This time I said, “You know what? It’s okay to be selfish.” And it started going through my mind, “Go home, go to Chicago. Do what you’ve always wanted to do.” And I just said it out loud. When I said it out loud that’s when it became real."

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Wade signed a two-year $47.5 million deal with the Bulls and will be one part of an interesting trio alongside Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo in the Windy City.

Chicago kicks off its season with a trip to the Boston Celtics on 27 October.

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Eastern Conference
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