Dwyane Wade is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He has spent most of his NBA career with the Miami Heat. He is a three-time NBA Champion. In 2006, he was named the NBA Finals MVP. He is also a thirteen-time NBA All-Star. In 2010, he was also named the NBA All-Star Game MVP.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. was born on January 17, 1982, in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. His parents are Dwyane Wade, Sr., and JoLinda. His parents divorced when he was a baby. He went on to marry his high school girlfriend Siohvaughn Funches in 2002, they divorced in 2010. In 2014, he married actress Gabrielle Union. In 2020, his child came out as transgender and changed her name to Zaya.

High School and College Career

He played high school basketball for the Harold L Richards Hugh School where he also played football and played as a wide receiver. By the start of his junior year, he had grown 4 inches and he started to improve as a basketball player.

Position Shooting Guard
Height / weight 1.93 m / 100 kg
Born Jan 17, 1982
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Flash
Team History
Miami Heat Miami Heat 2018 - 2019
Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 2017 - 2018
Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 2016 - 2017
Miami Heat Miami Heat 2003 - 2016

He received a number of college offers in his senior year and eventually committed to play for Marquette University where he played under Coach Tom Crean. While in Marquette, he was named the 2003 Conference USA Player of the Year. He was also named a Consensus first-team All-American that year. He later skipped his senior year to declare for the NBA.

Professional Career

Wade joined the NBA during the 2003 NBA Draft, selected by the Miami Heat in the first round. In 2004, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He was named an NBA All-Star for the first time in 2005. In 2006, he became an NBA Champion for the first time. That year, he was also named the NBA Finals MVP.

He missed a number of games in the 2006-2007 season because of injuries but he was still named to the All-Star game. In 2010, he was again named an NBA All-Star and he also became the NBA All-Star Game MVP.

In 2016, he signed up to play with his hometown team, the Chicago Bulls. In 2017, the Bulls reached an agreement with the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade Wade. In February 2018, Wade played his last seasons in the NBA with the Heat. He announced his retirement in January 2020. At the same time, the Heat announced that they were also retiring Wade’s jersey number. He was later named to the 75th NBA 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 SecondTeam
  • 2007, 2012, 2013 - All-NBA ThirdTeam
  • 2005, 2009, 2010 - NBA All-DefensiveSecond Team
  • 2009 - NBA scoring champion
  • 2004 - NBA All-Rookie First Team

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

  • 2003 - Consensus first-teamAll-American
  • 2002 - Third-team All-American – SN
  • 2003 - Conference USA Player of theYear
  • 2002, 2003 - First-teamAll-Conference USA
  • No. 3 retired by Marquette GoldenEagles

Medals

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

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