October 9, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 5
It’s not unprecedented to move on from Jordan Brand after a cash-wielding upstart brand comes a-callin’ (Jason Kidd comes to mind, though he’s known to have shifted sneaker loyalties like he drops dimes), but still taking some time go get used to Dwyane Wade signing with Li-Ning. More looks at the finished product will no doubt ease us into this new era, and D-Wade himself is happy to oblige during a moment of downtime while touring the home country of his new sponsors. Wade’s first Li-Ning signature appears alongside a ’10/10′ logo whose inscribed 0s remind us this is the Miami sneaker journeyman’s tenth year in the league, too, and even without the Jumpman, he’s still a ‘1 of 1’-type elite talent (or is there still a slim chance that it’s a reference to a Wednesday official debut?). Don’t let the official NBA cap by adidas fool you; ‘Agent D3’, ‘Flash’ or whatever his new label decides to brand the two-time NBA Champ and gold medalist is with Li-Ning now and you can see a teaser of Li-Ning Wades to come below.
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