Was Dwyane Wade offered $2 million per month to play in China?Posted by Inside Hoops
It’s quite probable we have a lost in translation moment here — and there are a lot of those when it comes to overseas sports media outlets in very far-away places — but if not, Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade may have been offered a lot of money to take his talents to China.
Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:
Dwyane Wade’s tour of China was designed to promote the products he endorses. He apparently has done a decent job of promoting himself, as well.
The Chengdu Daily is reporting that Chinese Basketball Association team Zhejiang Guangsha has offered the Miami Heat guard $2 million per month to play in Hangzhou, where Wade visited last week.
While the Chinese basketball site niubball.com reported that the offer was denied by a Zhejiang Lions team official, Wade continues to remain noncommittal about his plans amid the NBA lockout.
“We are not there yet,” Wade told the China Daily. “We are going to start working out. The time to consider that has not come.”
Again, I tend to be very hesitant to believe such reports. One outlet in China says one thing, while on-record officials, and other outlets deny it. So, take this with a grain of salt.
But perhaps it’s a sign of things to come in the near future.
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