Dwyane Wade maybe looking at a team in China to continue his professional basketball career.
According to the sports site, Sportando, the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association have offered a three-year $25 million deal to NBA star Dwyane Wade. The Golden Bulls’ offer comes just days after it was rumored that the Xinjiang Flying Tigers were preparing to offer the 12-time all-star a”monster” to play in the CBA.
At age 36, Wade is one his last leg in the NBA and has proven himself as one of the greatest players in league history. He is currently a free agent entering his 16th season and his chances of signing with a new team are slim to none.
It’s not because no team would want him at this stage of his career, but Wade has stated that he would rather retire than play for another organization after his triumphant return to the Miami Heat.
With the Heat overfilled at shooting guard and only able to offer him the vet minimum, would Wade rule out the possibility of playing in China? If Wade were to take the deal and continue his career, it would not be his first go-round to the Chinese market.
Six years ago, Wade left Jordan Brand for the Beijing-based footwear apparel company, Li-Ning. By becoming one of the first NBA players to sign with an overseas shoe company, it was a risk for Wade at the time but since has paid off.
Last week, it was announced that Li-Ning and Wade have reached an agreement to sign a lifetime deal with the brand. Wade’s partnership with the brand has opened doors for players like Dwight Howard and C.J. McCollum to sign with other Chinese based brands such as Peak.
Whether he takes the deal to join the CBA or resign with the Heat, Dwyane Wade will have a home at the start of the new season. Last season, Wade appeared in 67 games for the Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers were he averaged 11.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.4 assists.