Chicago Bulls Rumors
Shams Charania: Bulls rookie Wendell Carter Jr. plans to undergo surgery on his left thumb on Monday, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium. He will be sidelined up to three months.
Wade already has said his final goodbyes to 11 cities on his season-long farewell tour, but he said there was something special about playing for the last time in his hometown. “It definitely felt different than any other city,” Wade said after the game. “It was a good different. I have more of a connection here than anywhere else. This is my birth city. This is the place where my vision to become an NBA player started.”
KC Johnson: On 12/29/03, DWade scored 10 pts in United Center debut: “I wasn’t going to play because I had hurt my wrist. I saw Jordan the night before. He’s like, ‘I can’t wait to see you play.’ And I was like, ‘Welp, guess I’m playing.’ And then I end up being in a cast for like 2 months.”
KC Johnson: Wade, on where he ranks in rich Chicago-born players history: “I have no idea. When people have asked me who I think the best player who was born and raised in Chicago, I always go with Isiah Thomas. “