We all know the story of Miami’s “Big Three” of Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James. After a summer of many question marks, the three cam together and would eventually come to make NBA history, winning 2 straight NBA Finals in 2012 and 2013.
But it could have turned out very, very differently, as Derrick Rose so kindly pointed out.
In a confession to the Chicago Tribune, the Cavalier point guard discussed his efforts in 2010 to recruit Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James to Chicago in 2010.
“People always said I didn’t recruit. I tried to recruit. I put out a video. But it wasn’t for me to say that. I felt like the organization was supposed to say that. And they didn’t.”
Rose is talking about an apparent recruitment video that he sent out to the stars in an attempt to get them in Chicago. Obviously it didn’t work out, and nobody knows if they even saw the video, but it’s pretty funny that Rose finds himself with those same guys seven years later.
With LeBron, Wade, and Rose teaming up in Cleveland, we get to see a small glimpse of what could have been, had they teamed up in Chicago all those years ago.
The past few seasons for Derrick have been hard, as he’s been riddled with a myriad of injuries since tearing his ACL in 2012. With Cleveland, he’ll be looking for a fresh start while trying to restore the remainder of his career. His performance for the upcoming season is anyone’s guess. But with LeBron and Wade at his side, he could certainly do worse.