Yesterday, basketball fans were stunned by the news that Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, who had spent his entire 13-year career with the franchise, was leaving town to sign with the Chicago Bulls.
While Heat fans mourned the loss, Bulls fans rejoiced the fact that a local son was coming home; after all, Wade was born on the South Side of Chicago, grew up rooting for the Michael Jordan and attended high school in a Windy City suburb.
Chicago!!! I am ready and I’m excited for this next chapter in my life. I’m not finished nor am I done!!! #GoBulls
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 7, 2016
Wade’s decision got us thinking: what other NBA stars would garner huge headlines by choosing to sign with their “hometown” teams. Wade and LeBron James have done this recently, and if more players, followed suit, the landscape of the league would change drastically.
Let’s take a look at 10 players who eventually play for their home teams.