How in the world did Li-Ning get this silhouette together so fast — just a day after D-Wade's Jordan contract expired? Well, if they had indeed been working with Wade while he was still under contract with JB, suits would probably now be being thrown left and right. But as it was, the brand was prepping to sign a new basketball player, they just weren't sure who it would be. (Although there was hope it would indeed be Wade.) Therefore, the design process was initiated sometime last year.