Originally posted on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 10/9/12
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Dwyane Wade has officially left Nike and the Jordan brand behind, signing a deal with Li-Ning, a Chinese shoe company.  In an interview about the switch with Darren Rovell, Dwyane Wade said that, ”This is a great opportunity for me, I can either choose to stick to the status quo or be a trailblazer.”First Look: Shoes that Li-Ning made for @dwyanewade to wear in Beijing and Shanghai twitter.com/darrenrovell/s…— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) October 9, 2012When he first came into the league, Wade was passed over by Nike for LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony and so Wade signed with Converse.  Converse was then bought by Nike, and Wade stuck with them until 2009, until he moved over to the Jordan side of Nike.Signing Wade won’t guarantee them success in the shoe business, as Nike owns around 95% of the shoe business in the U.S..  Wade says that Li-Ning can’t compete with the cool factor yet, but he weighed the pros and cons of making the decision before signing.Ink Is Dry: @dwyanewade ha...
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