Dwyane Wade Made 20 Percent Of His Career Earnings In One Season With The Chicago Bulls

By on October 4, 2017 in ArticlesSports News

When you think of Dwyane Wade, you typically think of the Miami Heat. The 12-time All-Star led the Heat to their first championship in franchise history and holds all kinds of team records.

That's why it may come as a surprise that Wade actually had his best year financially with the Chicago Bulls.

Wade's homecoming in Chicago was short-lived, lasting just one frustrating season. He called out his teammates for their effort and lost the support of younger players in the locker room. This summer, the Bulls bought Wade out of his contract, and he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year, $2.3 million deal.

To buy him out, the Bulls had to pay $15.8 million. On top of the $23.2 million Wade earned during the season, he made $39 million in just one season in Chicago.

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Comparatively, Wade made $156,321,666 with the Heat, or a little more than $12 million per year.

Certainly nothing to scoff at, but child's play compared to what he made in Chicago. In fact, in one year with the Bulls, Wade took home about 20 percent of his total career earnings.

Now, he's headed to the Cavaliers to join his friend LeBron James and make one more run at a championship. If he succeeds, he'd win his fourth ring.

Wade was never the highest-paid player on the Heat in all his years there. He finally made the big bucks in a season. It just happened to be as a member of a different team – one he's no longer playing for.

It's almost poetic, in a cruel twist of fate kind of way.

Articles Written by Joey Held
If there's a story anywhere in the world of music, sports, or entertainment, Joey wants to tell it. He's been freelancing since 2010, and prior to that, he attended the University of Miami, where he double majored in broadcast journalism and sport administration. A Chicago native, Joey currently resides in Austin, TX. Follow him on Twitter and always feel free to suggest a song for his next karaoke performance. Joey's favorite billionaire is Mark Cuban.
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