Reports: Dwyane Wade Offered $25M To Play In China

It was back in 2016 that, after 13 seasons and three NBA titles, Dwyane Wade left the only team he had ever played for—the Miami Heat—to return to his home town Chicago and play for the Bulls.

And while that only lasted one season before he returned to the heat last season after a brief stopover in Cleveland—it looks like he may end his career as a Bull.

Only not his hometown Bulls.

But a very out of town team by the same name—the Zhejiang Golden Bulls.

This after Chinese media reports say the free-agent guard has been offered a three-year, $25-million contract by the team.

The deal, which is before taxes, would make Wade the highest-paid player in China, slightly ahead of Andray Blatche, who plays for Xinjiang in the Chinese Basketball Association.

The 36-year-old Wade has now played 15 seasons in the NBA in which the 12-time All-Star averaged 22.5 points per game.

But he hasn’t come close to those numbers in the past few seasons averaging basically half that (11.4 points) for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Heat last season and hasn't averaged at least 20 points in a season since 2014-15 with the Heat.

Couple that with the fact that most the salary cap strapped Heat can offer Wade for next season is $5.3-million.

So why not make five times as much to play in a league where you are instantly the top tier talent—all while learning a second language.

Source: ESPN

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