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Dwyane Wade says he, LeBron James eyed Bulls in 2010 free agency until Heat made room for Chris Bosh too

Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Four

MIAMI, FL - MAY 24: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls walks up court as LeBron James #6 (C) and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat look on in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 24, 2011 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The Heat won 101-93 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Chicago, like many teams in 2010, pushed hard to sign LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

The difference between the Bulls and everyone else outside of Miami: They nearly got LeBron and Wade.

So says Wade.

Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago:

This is where Pat Riley deserves a ton of credit.

LeBron and Wade joining Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah in Chicago could’ve been special. But the Bulls would’ve had to trade Luol Deng just to fit two of LeBron, Wade and Bosh.

The Heat cleared enough cap space for all three, making a bigger splash and appealing more to the free agents. Riley expertly positioned Miami to win this competition.

But it still leaves the great “what if?” of LeBron and Wade in Chicago.