The wait is over.
LeBron James is headed to Miami to join Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh on the Heat. The superstar announced his decision in a live interview with Jim Gray on ESPN Thursday night.
“I can’t say it was always in my plans, because I never thought it was possible,” James said. “But the things that the Miami Heat franchise have done, to free up cap space and be able to put themselves in a position this summer to have all three of us, it was hard to turn down.”
James said he made his final decision Thursday morning and informed the Heat of his decision right before announcing it on live television.
“When I woke up this morning I knew it was the right decision,” James said.
Obviously the Bulls are disappointed they didn’t land the coveted free agent and it didn’t take long for reaction to come out from the Berto Center.
“I remain convinced that this organization made the strongest of bids to acquire LeBron James during this free agency period,” Bulls General Manager Gar Forman said in a statement. “While we’re disappointed he chose to go to another franchise, our strategy for the future competitiveness of this organization did not begin or end with James, and we feel today’s addition of two-time All-Star Carlos Boozer significantly strengthens our team’s already talented roster. It is our goal to keep exploring every avenue that it may take, whether through trades or free agency, to continue to build this team to compete at a championship level.”
The Bulls will now look to add another free agent, likely a shooting guard.