9Dwayne Wade - Li-Ning: $1 million
Why did Dwayne Wade leave a $10 million-per-year deal with Nike for a $1 million-per-year deal with Li-Ning? Simply put, he is looking to bring Li-Ning to the American market. While Li-Ning only has $1.4 billion in sales per year versus the $24 billion
that Nike gets, Li-Ning is trying to enter into the American market with a relevant player. In the past, the company has signed cheap deals with players like Baron Davis as they get to the tail-end parts of their careers. Dwayne Wade's interest could change the shoe game.