Dwayne Wade is a retired professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He is a three-time NBA Champion and in 2006, he was named the NBA Finals MVP. Wade has also been named an NBA All-Star 13 times in his career. In 2010, he became the NBA All-Star Game MVP.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. was born on January 17, 1982, in Chicago, Illinois. He stands 193 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 100 kg. He shoots with his right and he played shooting guard and point guard.

Wade had a hard life growing up and turned to basketball to stay on the right course. He looked up to Michael Jordan and patterned his playing style after him. He is married to actress Gabriel Union.

Position Shooting Guard
Height / weight 1.93 m / 100 kg
Born 17 Jan 1982
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname D-Wade
Team History
214 miami heat Miami Heat 2018 - 2019
208 cleveland cavaliers Cleveland 2017 - 2018
207 chicago bulls Chicago 2016 - 2017
214 miami heat Miami Heat 2003 - 2016

High School and College Career

At Harold L. Richards High School, he was a successful wide receiver on the football team but he struggled in the high school varsity. After growing a couple of inches more, he was soon setting records in his school and started playing basketball.

He was recruited by Marquette University and led his team to win its first and only Conference USA Championship. His performance in college basketball became highly publicized and soon he was eligible for the 2003 NBA Draft.

Some of the awards and accolades he received while at Marquette include being named the Conference USA Player of the Year for 2003. Marquette later retired Jersey Number 3 in his honor.

Professional Career

He was picked by Miami Heat in 2003 and the team gradually improved their rankings and qualified for the NBA playoffs. In his rookie year with the team, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

In the 2005 playoffs, he averaged 26.3 points, 8.8 assists, and 6 rebounds. Wade became one of the most famous players in the NBA in the 2005-2006 Season and successfully helped the Heat into the Eastern Conference Finals despite his hip injuries.

They faced the Dallas Mavericks in his first NBA Finals where Wade’s career-high performances earned him the Finals MVP Award. He is the 5th youngest player to get the MVP award in the history of the NBA and his performance was hailed by analysts as one of the greatest seen in a Finals.

Wade was the first guard to earn All-NBA honors and finished the 2006-2007 Season as the leader in Player Efficiency Rating in the whole NBA even if he was riddled with injuries. Wade enjoyed further success as part of the “Big Three Era”, along with Chris Bosh and LeBron James. Heat went through four successful seasons with their exceptional lineup.

In 2016, he transferred to the Chicago Bulls, his hometown team, but his season with the team did not go well due to internal squabbling and injuries. He then transferred to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a short period. He returned to Miami Heat in 2018.

In 2019, he announced his retirement from basketball. In his honor, the Heat retired Jersey Number 3. Wade was also named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.

Career Highlights

  • 2006, 2012, 2013 - NBA champion
  • 2006 - NBA Finals MVP
  • 2005–2016, 2019 - NBA All-Star
  • 2010 - NBA All-Star Game MVP
  • 2009, 2010 - All-NBA First Team
  • 2005, 2006, 2011 - All-NBA Second Team
  • 2007, 2012, 2013 - All-NBA Third Team
  • 2005, 2009, 2010 - NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • 2009 - NBA scoring champion
  • 2004 - NBA All-Rookie First Team

  • NBA 75th Anniversary Team
  • No. 3 retired by the Miami Heat

  • 2003 - Consensus first-team All-American
  • 2002 - Third-team All-American – SN
  • 2003 - Conference USA Player of the Year
  • 2002, 2003 - First-team All-Conference USA

  • No. 3 retired by Marquette Golden Eagles

Career Statistics

  • Points - 23,165 (22.0 ppg)
  • Rebounds - 4,933 (4.7 rpg)
  • Assists - 5,701 (5.4 apg)

  • Basketball Hall of Fame as Player, 2023

Medal Record, Men’s Basketball, representing the United States

  • Gold - 2008 Olympic Games Beijing
  • Bronze - 2004 Olympic Games Athens
  • Bronze - 2006 World Cup Japan

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