In 2010, LeBron James famously bolted from the Midwest to take his talents to South Beach. This NFL offseason, running back Reggie Bush went the opposite direction, leaving the glitz and glamour of Miami to sign a four-year contract with the Detroit Lions. Bush has lived and played football in a lot of destination locales. He grew up and attended high school just outside of San Diego before moving two hours north up I-5 to play for USC. His professional career has taken Bush to New Orleans -- home of Mardi Gras, the French Quarter and Bourbon Street -- and sunny Miami. Bush hangs out with and has dated celebrities, he's often hounded by the paparazzi, yet when he hit the open market, he immediately signed with Detroit. Not exactly the bright lights and year-round warm weather he's always known. "You know what, I came here to work," Bush said. "I didn't come here to vacation. I came here to win championships and win football games. That's what I look forward to doing. "Some of the guys on the team asked me, 'How's Miami and South Beach? How was it playing down there?' I said, 'It's nice, but if football isn't right, it doesn't matter where you're at.' If your work isn't right, you're not going to be happy, no matter what." From the football standpoint, Bush is coming into an ideal situation.
Reggie Bush chose to play in Detroit to win, not to vacation
Michigan Live | May 25