Dwayne Wade, LeBron James, and other NBA superstars have endorsed Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympic Games!

Thank goodness — I was starting to worry they back Rio.

The good news was delivered today in a press release — with accompanying video — from Chicago 2016, just in case any of you were wondering what they’re doing with the $12 million they raised last month at Millennium Park (and you thought they were wasting the money).

Other former and current NBA stars who’ve sided with Chicago are Gary Payton, Carlos Boozer, and Jason Kidd, according to Chicago 2016.

No word on Dennis Rodman, but I’m sure Chicago 2106 will keep us posted.

Incidentally, I hope the International Olympic Committee doesn’t hold it against us that Chicago 2016 misidentified Carlos Boozer as Dwayne Wade in its video.

The press release didn’t mention whether or not the NBA multimillionaires were going to help us pay for the games.

I’m sure their checks are in the mail . . .