Dwyane Wade’s Li-Ning Sneaker Sponsors Can’t Spell His Name Right, Either

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Dwyane Wade spells his name differently. If you had never seen it before, it looks like a typo. Luckily for him, he’s a very famous basketball player and has been for more than a decade, so it shouldn’t be a problem anymore.

Except that it is and very likely will be for the rest of his life.

Evidence to support that idea appeared in China, as a marketing sign for the Chinese sneaker company Li-Ning had his name spelled Dwayne, not Dwyane.

It’s one thing for a dude on Twitter to tell you are an idiot for saying “Dwayne Wade” is a Hall of Famer, but to see this from Wade’s sneaker company makes me think he should just give up and change his name to Dwayne. And while we are at it, let’s start calling him Brett Farve.

Or maybe Wade can use this to his advantage. By day, he is Dwyane Wade, professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls. By night, he is Dwayne Wade, vigilante and dispenser of justice, scrambling across the rooftops of the Windy City, stopping those who would spell his name and other words incorrectly. He’s the hero we need right now.

At the very least, that’s a good sneaker commercial. Look me up, Li-Ning.

(h/t r/nba)