MIAMI — Dwyane Wade is going home, making what he called “an extremely emotional and tough decision” on Wednesday night to leave the Miami Heat after 13 seasons and sign with the Chicago Bulls.

Wade, a Chicago native, will sign a two-year deal with the Bulls, one that will pay him about $47 million. Miami offered $40 million over two years for Wade to stay in the uniform that he’s worn his entire career, the one in which he was an All-Star 12 times, a champion three times and the NBA Finals MVP in 2006 when his rise to superstardom was just truly beginning.

And he’s taken that uniform off now for the final time.

“This was not an easy decision, but I feel I have made the right choice for myself and my family,” Wade wrote in a letter to Miami, released to The Associated Press.

It ends a second consecutive summer of will-he-or-won’t-he talk and worry in Miami, which was able to keep him last summer after contentious negotiations led to a $20 million, one-year deal. The Heat spoke with him on Wednesday in New York in an effort to keep him, the same day that Wade also took meetings with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Denver Nuggets.

LAKERS: It looks like Los Angeles guard Nick Young hasn’t learned much about fireworks safety from New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.

TMZ Sports has posted a Snapchat video of Young holding up a firework in his hand as it explodes. TMZ said the video was taken at a July Fourth party and Young wasn’t injured. The Lakers and Young’s agent did not responded to requests for comment.

Pierre-Paul is featured in a public service announcement about fireworks safety released last week. Part of his right hand had to be amputated last year following a fireworks accident.

MAVERICKS: Dallas is sending 2012 NBA slam dunk champion Jeremy Evans and cash to Indiana as the team prepares to wrap up several moves in free agency.

Two people with knowledge of the deal said the trade was made to clear salary cap space. One said Dallas is making room to add center Andrew Bogut after agreeing to a trade with Golden State. The people spoke on condition of anonymity.

Dallas has also reached agreements with point guard Deron Williams and Golden State’s Harrison Barnes.

The small forward, who agreed to a maximum contract at four years and $94 million, will become an unrestricted free agent when the Warriors renounce their rights to him to clear cap room for the addition of Kevin Durant.