Dwyane Wade is just wrapping up his summer trip to China where he signed a lifetime with Chinese athletic brand, Li-Ning. But could he be headed back to China sooner than we think?
According to Zhang Duo of Sportando and Bleacher Report the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association are making a push to sign Wade to a “monster” deal. As reported by Bleacher Report, Alexey Shved is currently the highest paid basketball player overseas where he’s making $10.2 million. So it’s unclear what a “monster” deal would look like at this point.
So would Wade actually do this? It’s tough to say. Wade has actively shown that he’s a father first, and I doubt that he’d want to leave the states while Zaire is taking the next steps in improving his game. Also, it seems like the Heat do want to bring him back, if anything to mentor the younger players (and maybe get a shot at showing Dion some tricks). Wade’s future quite ambiguous as of right now, especially with Wade posting this on Snapchat yesterday:
Wade doesn’t have anything left to prove at a basketball level (though I’m sure he has a lot left in the tank.) He’s a three time NBA Champion and one of the greatest shooting guards of all time. So it would be hard to blame him for grabbing a big pay-check on the way out the door.
Still, I don’t think I, along with the rest of Heat Nation would be ready for another break up unless it was retirement.