ESPN: Bosh to join Dwyane Wade in Miami

In this March 28, 2010 photo, Toronto Raptors' Chris Bosh right, drives and scores as Miami Heat's Mario Chalmers left, defends during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Miami. LeBron James is the biggest prize among what's considered the deepest NBA basketball free agency class ever. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh join the two-time MVP at the top of the list. (AP Photo/Jeffrey M. Boan)

July 7, 2010 8:12:32 AM PDT
ESPN is reporting Chris Bosh has decided to join the Miami Heat and play alongside Dwyane Wade, citing a "person with knowledge of the situation."

Henry Thomas, the agent for both Bosh and Wade, did not return calls or e-mails early Wednesday from The Associated Press. Calls to Wade and two representatives for the 2006 NBA finals MVP also were not returned.

The ESPN report did not specify if Bosh was simply signing with Miami or if a sign-and-trade with Toronto would occur.

If Bosh signs, which can't happen until Thursday at the earliest, it would be a huge coup for the Heat. Wade said when free agency began that he would likely only stay in Miami if the Heat lured either Bosh or LeBron James to South Florida.