Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

Basketball Player

Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. Wade spent the majority of his 16-year career playing for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association and won three ...

Full Name
Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr.
Jan 17, 1982
6′ 4″
Net Worth


Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. was born on January 17, 1982, in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of JoLinda and Dwyane Wade Sr., and he has two younger brothers. His father abandoned his family when he was four months old, and his mother became a drug addict and was frequently in jail. When Wade was 8 years old, his mother sent him to live with his father and stepmother in Robbins, Illinois.

Wade's interest in basketball began at an early age, but it wasn't until high school that his talent started to become apparent. At Richards High School, he led the team to a state championship title and earned several awards such as All-State Honorable Mention honors by USA Today and Player of the Year award by the Chicago Sun-Times. After graduating from high school in 2000, Wade accepted a scholarship offer from Marquette University.

He gained national recognition during his sophomore season at Marquette and declared for the N.B.A draft after three seasons with the Golden Eagles. In 2003, Wade was chosen fifth overall by the Miami Heat during the N.B.A draft and immediately had an impact on their performance in the 2003–04 season. He made his first All-Star game appearance in 2005 and earned N.B.A Finals Most Valuable Player honors for leading his team to victory over Dallas Mavericks in 2006 finals series. 

Wade continued to have success throughout his career with the Miami Heat and played alongside superstars like LeBron James and Chris Bosh during a successful four year span from 2010-2014 which included two N.B.A titles (2012 & 2013). In 2016, he signed with the Chicago Bulls but returned to Miami Heat on July 2017 where he spent six more years before retiring from professional basketball in 2019 following sixteen seasons in total in the NBA

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Dwyane Wade is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 17, 1982, Dwyane Wade was born in Chicago, Illinois.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Selected 5th Overall in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Selected as the fifth overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins His First NBA Championship</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wade leads the Heat to their first championship win in franchise history.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Gabrielle Union</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Married actress Gabrielle Union on August 30, 2008.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Second NBA Championship</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wade helps lead the Miami Heat to their second championship win.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with the Chicago Bulls</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signs a two-year contract with his hometown Chicago Bulls.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Rejoins Miami Heat </h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signs a one-year deal to return to the Miami Heat.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dwyane Wade is a great role model for young athletes. He has demonstrated that hard work, dedication, and ambition can lead to success. He also always displays good sportsmanship and respect for his opponents and teammates.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dwyane Wade is an inspiration to many because of the way he overcomes adversity. He used his upbringing in a tough neighborhood and his personal struggles to fuel his drive to become one of the best players in the NBA.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Gives Back to the Community</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dwyane Wade is very involved in giving back to the community. He has supported countless charities and has been instrumental in providing resources and assistance to those in need. His philanthropic spirit is admirable and inspiring.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span>Awarded Miami Heat's Franchise Record</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dwyane Wade holds the Miami Heat’s franchise record for points scored with 20,221.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span>First Ever NBA Finals MVP Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Wade was the first ever NBA Finals MVP award winner to come off the bench when he won it in 2006.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span>Record for Most Steals</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Wade holds the record for most steals in a single game with 10 against the Los Angeles Lakers in 2008.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span>Olympic Gold Medalist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Wade won an Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics as part of Team USA, along with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Carmelo Anthony.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span>All Star Weekend Appearances</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dwyane Wade holds the record for most All Star Weekend appearances with 14, including 12 consecutive between 2005 and 2016.</p></div>


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