words // Nick DePaula

Though it was Dwyane Wade's ninth trip to the NBA's annual All-Star Weekend, the Miami Heat star guard spent this past weekend in Houston celebrating a new chapter of his pro career, his signature partnership with Li-Ning Basketball and the launch of his Way Of Wade model.

Li-Ning followed Wade's every move throughout the weekend, chronicling his stops along the way and his "Way Of Wade" launch party on Friday night. Wade rocked a solid gold bow tie and spoke candidly to the crowd in attendance about the direction that his brand and signature series is headed, and the party boasted appearances from TI, B.O.B. and Common to help lend support.

Check out Wade's Weekend ahead in this video recap, and be sure to also visit the new WayOfWade.com for more updates on DWade's line.