Dwyane Wade needs no any introduction. He is a established and one of the most well-known players in the Basketball League. He is an American professional basketball player playing from the Miami Heat in NBA. Dwyane is also known as ‘D-Wade” or “Flash”. He has the amazing scoring as suggested by his career statistics till date. His outstanding performances thus has awarded him with several of the Awards including three times NBA Champion, eleven times NBA All-Star continuously from 2005 till date, two times NBA Skills Challenge Champion, NBA Scoring Champion, etc. Besides he had represented United States in Men’s Basketball Team in Olympics and World Cup and had won bronze medal in 2004 Athens Olympics, Gold medal in 2008 Beijing Olympics and Bronze medal in 2006 World Cup held in Japan.
Dwyane Wade was born as Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr on 1982 January 17 in Chicago, Illinois, United States to parents JoLinda Wade and Dwyane Wade,Sr. His mother and his father got separated when he was 4 months old. . He was raised by his mother with his older sister Tragil in their grandmother’s home. As a child, both the kids had witnessed the financial crisis in the family and often police raids, bullets, needles dead bodies as his mother was involved in drug related activities for which she got sentenced to jail for several times. Dwyane had a rough childhood and his upbringing was difficult as his mother was on drugs and his family environment was gangster typo. When Dwyane was 8 years old, his older sister tricked him to go watch movies into living with their father and step mother. He and his older sister then began to live with their father.
He thanks his older sister as he believes she was the one to steer him in the proper direction. As he was raised in Chicago area, he was the fan of Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan since his childhood and became interested in Basketball. Dwyane had attended Harold L. High School. Dwayne started his college career playing for the Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Initially in his freshman year, Dwyane was ineligible to play with the men’s team due to his poor academic grades. However, he sought tuition and improved his skills to regain eligibility. When he became eligible, he played for the University’s team leading the team to the Final Tour which was the college’s first appearance after winning 1977 national Championship. He was named to All-American First Team by Associated Press. He continuously began to give his best in the games and during the Midwest Regional Final of 2003 NCAA Tournament, he got highly publicized by the national press.
Dwyane started his professional career since 2003 as 2003’s 5th overall NBA Draft by the Miami Heat. He quickly emerged as a productive player on Miami Heat giving his outstanding performances. He has been associated with Miami Heat ever since leading the team to win NBA Championship for three times. His contribution to set the pride of Miami Heat is praise worthy. Wade plays from the position of shooting guard in the team but is also capable of playing point guard. Wade stands the height of six feet and 4 inches. He established himself as one of the quickest and most difficult players to guard as well as best Slashers in the NBA. His One-two step is known as his signature style which allows him to dash past his defenders and occasionally to get the extra foul shot as well. He is also known for his ability to convert the difficult lay-ups and high flying style. However, lacking to score three-point range has been seen as his weakness. Dwyane has the net worth of $95 million and his annual salary is $15 million.
Moving onto his personal life, he is a married man. He has been married twice in his life. He was initially married to his high school girlfriend Siohvaughn Funches in 2002. He has two children from her named Zaire Blessing Dwayne Wade and Zion Malachi Airamis Wade. However, the relationship did not sustain long as disputes and conflicts aroused between the couple. The main reason is cited to be Dwyane’s extramarital relations. He was in relation with famous American singer Kelly Rowland and was also rumored to be in relation with Vanessa Simmons. The couple got divorced in 2010. He was dating with actress Gabrielle Union before his divorce. The two began dating since October 2009. However, Dwyane states that the two were briefly separated due to career demands. During that time he started romantic relation with his long time friend Aja Metoyer from which they have a son named Xavier Zechariah Wade born in November 2013. Dwyane and Gabrielle later re-united and got married in 30th August 2014. They are currently living very happily and there is no any dispute in the relation with his wife and him.
Dwyane is a famous name in Basketball arena. He is one of the well publicized names in the world. He has been featured in several of the magazines and been involved in several of the endorsements with the companies like Gatorade, Staples, Sean John, T-mobile, Lincoln and Topps. He is a philanthropist who has been involved in various types of organizations. He is the founder of The Wade’s Foundation in 2003 which supports the community-based organizations that promote education, health and social skills in children in at-risk situations. He is known for visiting the sick children. He has been contributing in the social welfare through his donations.
Dwyane Wade is a people’s favorite athlete for his play as well as for his good heart. There is a long list of his fan base and is still growing. He can be followed in his Twitter and Facebook account. His detailed biography and career statistics can be found in different internet websites including Wikipedia.