Welcome home, Dwyane Wade! The NBA Champ kicks off his first season with the Chicago Bulls as they host the Boston Celtics on Oct. 27. This is going to be good so don’t miss a single second! Click to watch.
Better late than never. The Chicago Bulls are one of the few remaining teams who have yet to start the 2016-17 NBA season, so you can bet they’ll be eager when they hit the court of the United Center to take on the Boston Celtics. Will Dwyane Wade’s homecoming start on a high note or will the 34-year-old Chicago native start the season off with a loss? The game will start at 8:00 PM ET on TNT so tune in to watch!
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After thirteen years and three NBA championships with the Miami Heat, Dwyane had to just go home. During the off-season, Dwyane left Miami for the Bulls, signing a 2-year, 47.5 million deal in July 2016. The Heat tried to keep him in Miami and the Denver Nuggets tried to lure him out west with more money, but in the end, it was all about playing with “the team that first fueled my love of the game,” according to Dwyane.
Just like he was part of a titanic trio with LeBron James, 31, and Chris Bosh, 32, Dwyane will be teamed up Chicago’s Jimmy Butler, 27, and Rajon Rondo, 30, to form the “Thee Alphas.” Rajon, who left the Celtic during the 2016 off-season, must be having déjà vu, as the Big Three of Kevin Garnett, 40, Ray Allen, 41, and Paul Pierce, 39, let Boston to the 2008 NBA championship, per Fox Sports.
Along with D-Wade and Rajon, the Bulls have a whole squad of new faces: Robin Lopez, 28, Michael Carter-Williams, 25, Denzel Valentine, 22, Jerian Grant, 24, Isaiah Canaan, 25, and German rookie, Paul Zipser, 22. This is a major restructuring by Chicago and hopefully, this new squad will be strong enough to make a run for the 2016-17 NBA Playoffs.
Boston won’t be an easy challenge for the Bulls. The Celtics already kicked off their season with a 122-117 win over the Brooklyn Nets. Though the Nets had erased most of a 23-point lead against Boston, the Celtics held off the rally to secure the win, according to ESPN. Isaiah Thomas, 27, racked up 25 points in this season opener, while Jae Crowder, 26, also put up 21. Will they pull off the repeat performance in the Windy City, or will the Bulls bounce the Celtics back to Boston?
Who do you want to win this game, HollywoodLifers? Do you want Chicago to start it off with a win or do you want Boston to beat the Bulls?