(Eds: Updates with details.) By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Dwyane Wade sat forward in his chair, listening intently to the report about how quickly the first small batch of his Li-Ning basketball sneakers that were available in the United States were gobbled up by consumers.
On average, a pair was gone every 8 seconds.
Wade leaned back, obviously thrilled at the news.
This week, Wade goes back to his ''real job'' with the Miami Heat, the two-time defending NBA champions who are set to open training camp on Tuesday in the Bahamas. But as one of the last official duties of his offseason, Wade spent eight hours inside a hotel meeting room one day this past week, surrounded by about 35 people representing most of the companies that he's currently aligned with business-wise.
His team calls it the ''Brand Wade Summit,'' a glorified strategy session where all his partners pretty much offered the same assessment: When it comes to Wade these days, business is not only good, but bo...