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D’Angelo Russell is reportedly nearing a deal with apparel company Li-Ning

The newest Warriors All-Star is likely to team up with Dwyane Wade’s line.

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The newest Golden State Warriors All-Star is also a sneaker free agent, but it appears that won’t be the case for long. According to a report from Marc Stein of The New York Times, the 23-year old Russell is nearing a deal with Li-Ning, a Chinese sports apparel and sneaker company.

Russell will be joining Way of Wade, a brand of Li-Ning (similar to Jordan Brand being a brand of Nike).

Way of Wade is, as the name might suggest, an apparel line that Li-Ning created for former NBA Finals MVP Dwyane Wade in 2013. The line has been rather limited in signing other NBA players, so this is a good get for them. And from Stein’s tweet, it sounds like the price is right for Russell as well.

This has likely been in the works for a while, as NBC Sports Bay Area’s Logan Murdock reported that Russell has been wearing Way of Wade sneakers a bit during the preseason.

Many NBA endorsement deals with Chinese companies have taken a hit in light of the recent tension between the league and China. Anta - which sponsors both Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney - notably ceased any contract extensions with NBA athletes.

But it looks like Russell is all right.

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