This past year, the Chicago Bulls missed out on the playoffs, but two years ago, they snapped a four-year drought and made it back to the postseason. Unfortunately, they only won one game and were eliminated in the first round. The last time Chicago was truly a title contender was when Derrick Rose was leading the way. Prior to that, it was Michael Jordan‘s Bulls.
However, Chicago nearly had another powerhouse at the beginning of the 2010s. Before LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh joined the Miami Heat to form “The Heatles,” they almost teamed up in Chicago instead.
According to KC Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago, if the Bulls had been able to trade Luol Deng to the LA Clippers, the Heat’s Big 3 would have been in Chicago.
“If the Bulls were able to trade Luol Deng to the Clippers, which they had talks about doing, that Big 3 would’ve been in Chicago,” Johnson said on a recent edition of Bulls Talk. “Trust me on that one.”
Had James, Wade, and Bosh come to the Bulls instead of the Heat, the entire course of NBA history would have been changed.
How many titles would they have won in Chicago?
Story originally appeared on Lonzo Wire