NBA superstar Dwyane Wade has reportedly received an offer to play in China for a three-year deal worth $25 million.
Should the three-time NBA champion and 12-time All-Star choose to give up his NBA career for the opportunity being offered by the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, it would make him the highest-paid basketball player ever in China, ESPN reports.
In 2016, he turned down a two-year, $40 million offer from the Miami Heat and instead signed up with the Chicago Bulls for a two-year deal worth approximately $47 million.
Last season, the talented 36-year-old shooting guard averaged 11.4 points for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Heat in 67 games.
I’m thankful to still be playing the game I’ve loved since i was 9 years young. 22000 points!!! never would i have imagined and not because i wasn’t good enough but because of 3 knee surgeries, shoulder surgery and the other 99 hundred thousand million reasons i missed games. I’m truly thankful and i know i have angels in the outfield guiding me thru life. From #Flash To #FatherPrime
“If I decide to come back and play the game of basketball, I would love for it, obviously, to be in Miami,” Wade told Fox Sports Radio (via Palm Beach Post) in a recent interview. “It’s just crazy because in this league you never know what will happen. I never thought I would leave Miami. Caron knows that I thought I would be here forever, but things happen.”
According to Heat team owner Pat Riley, the organization has not decided on Wade’s return to the team for this upcoming season yet but committed that discussions would begin soon.
The most amount of money Heat can offer Wade for next season is $5.3 million as the team is already above the league’s salary cap.
Wade, who visited China recently for a promotional tour, signed a lifetime contract with Chinese apparel company Li Ning.
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