Dwayne Wade, also known as “D-Wade” is an American proficient basketball player who was born in January 17, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois and currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a shooting guard since 2003. He is two-time NBA champion with Heat on 2006 and 2012 respectively. Wade was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2004, and was named the 2006 NBA finals MVP and the 2010 NBA All-Star Game MVP. David Thorpe, an athletic trainer went on to say that Wade’s best moves from the post are his turnaround jump shot, double pivot, and what he calls a “freeze fake”, a pump fake Wade uses to get his opponent to jump so that he can then drive around him to the get to the basket. Wade is one of the most well-known and popular player in the league. Wade is the highest searched player in Rotoworld.com. You can follow him on twitter at @DwayneWade.
Besides being a three-times NBA Champions with Heat, Wade had the top selling jersey in the NBA for about two years, leading the league in jersey sales from the 2005 NBA Playoffs till the midpoint of the 2006–07 season. Wade is also known as a fashionista in the locker room and often called the best dressed man in NBA being voted the most fashionable NBA-er in a 137-player poll. Wade was at times seen wearing rainbow sweaters, yellow bow ties, and red sunglasses. Heat’s team mate LeBron James tweeted that Wade took fashion to a whole new level when he wore tight pants by wearing the skinniest pant available. He also wore a band aid with flash and an American flag to protect a cut under his left eye which was opposed by the NBA whose statement was that it should be present for medical reasons not for fashion. As for spending big, Wade bought a $10.65 million Mediterranean-style house is located on La Gorce Island with six bedrooms, a tennis court which he intends to turn into a basketball court. It is a bay front mansion in Miami just a couple blocks away from his best buddy Chris Bosh.
Wade had a difficult childhood being born to JoLinda and Dwayne Wade, Sr. The reason behind the difficult upbringing was his mother’s constant drug abuse and growing up in a gang environment. His parent’s separated when he was only 4 years old and lived with his mom. As JoLinda dealt with drugs in front of him and his sister with an instance of police raiding his house. Wade then sneaked way when 8 years old to live with his dad. As for now, Wade is a parent of three children, two with Zaire Blessing Dwyane Wade and Zion Malachi Airamis Wade, both boys with his high school girlfriend Siohvaughn Funches born in 2001 and 2007 respectively. Wade and his ex-wife were married in 2002 but eventually filed for a divorce in 2007. The divorce settlement was made in 2010 after a lengthy and acrimonious court battle. However, he also raised his nephew Dahveon. After his divorce, Wade began dating actress Gabrielle Union in 2009 but split recently after that. In 2011, he won the custody battle to both Zaire and Zion. He is also father to Xavier Zechariah Wade with his baby’s mother being his long term friend Aja Metoyer who conceived the child in 2013. Wade received the baby while Wade and union were on a break. However Wade and his fiancé Union were engaged in December 2013 and got married in August 30, 2014.