Miami Heat superstar Dwayne Wade told the Chicago Tribune that he questions the loyalty of the Bulls franchise in terms of former players.
"Anyone who would question our loyalty is obviously misinformed," Forman told ESPNChicago.com. "I think it absolutely ignores our record, which speaks for itself."
Wade, your a ruthless competitor and one of the league's best, but you've been misinformed my friend. I'm not saying the Bulls are the most loyal team in basketball, but more than many, including your Miami Heat. Funny, I don't see Tim Hardaway or Alonzo Mourning holding any positions in Miami.
Wade's only two examples we're the two of the all-time legends; Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. I can't speak for either person, but is he insinuating that's because the Bulls just wan't them gone? Michael wanted to opportunity to start his own system, which he's got a great start to in Charlotte, NC. I guarantee anyone that if Jordan had came to Bulls front office and said, "I want in," managements response would have been when & where. They built the man a statue for god's sake in front of their arena for gods sake.
And since Wade only came up with two examples to back his stance up, I'll give a handful to prove mine.
John Paxson, Bill Cartwright, Randy Brown, Bill Wennington, Stacey King, Pete Myers and B.J. Armstrong are some of the former players who have been employed by the Bulls in roles with the either the front office, coaching or broadcasting. Paxon (who now is general manager), Cartwright and Brown each had head coaching opportunities.
Once again, Bulls news goes in one ear and out the other, unless it involves Lebron James. Wade's comments alone were shown on sportscenter, but never once did espn look to get any reactions from NBA analysts. No love for the Windy City Toros as usual.