Bosh links up with Wade


LOS ANGELES, July 8 – Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade teammed up to win a gold medal for the US in the Beijing Olympics and now they have decided to play alongside each other with the Miami Heat, American media has reported.Still uncertain is where another all-star free agent, LeBron James, will end up. James is reportedly ready to announce his decision on American sports broadcaster ESPN on Thursday, the first day of NBA free-agent signings.

Nothing is official but the 26-year-old Bosh expressed a desire Wednesday to join Wade in Miami.

"We’ve wanted to play with each other and we have a golden opportunity to do that. We’re going to take advantage of it," Bosh told ESPN.

Wade, the 2006 NBA finals MVP, added: "Now we can get on the pace of building a championship."

The Heat’s gain could be a loss for the Toronto Raptors where Bosh has played for the past seven seasons. If the deal becomes official Bosh could sign outright with Miami or arrive in Florida via a sign-and-trade agreement.

The moratorium on signing free agents expires on Thursday for NBA clubs.

"I have nothing official from anyone," Toronto GM Bryan Colangelo said.