Dwyane Wade Biography

Dwyane Wade

Quick Facts Of Dwyane Wade

Celebrated Name Dwyane Wade
Age 37 Years
Nick Name Flash
Birth Name Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr
Birth Date 1982-01-17
Gender Male
Profession Basketball Player

Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. professionally known by the name Dwyane Wade is an American professional basketball player. He currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association NBA. Previously, he was selected by the Miami Heat with the 5th overall pick in the first round of 2003 NBA draft. He has also played for Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers before returning back to Miami. He has won 3 NBA Championships with Miami Heat. He is Miami's all-time leader in points, games, assists, steals, shots made, and shots were taken. He has also won the gold medal for the United States men's basketball team at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He has announced to his intentions to retire after the 2018-19 season. 

He has over 12.9 million followers on his Instagram. 

Dwyane Wade defends Russell Westbrook 

Dwayne Wade has stepped forward to defend Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder who once again made headlines after a verbal altercation with the Utah Jazz fan, Shaine Keisel and his wife. The Thunders defeated the Jazz 98-89. 

Russell who previously made headlines when he was tapped or lightly pushed by a Denver Nuggets fan during their match against the Nuggets.  

Russell claimed that Keisel made "completely disrespectful" and "racial" comments.

Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat tweeted on Monday night along with the video of Keisel's defense. He wrote, "Lies people tell". 

Famous For

  • He is Miami's all-time leader in points, games, assists, steals, shots made, and shots were taken. 

Early Life of Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade was born on 17 January 1982. His birth name is Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. He was born to a father, Dwyane Wade Sr., and a mother, JoLonda Wade. His birth place is in Chicago, Illinois in the United States. He holds American nationality. He follows Christianity. His parents separated when he was only 4 months old. He has an older sister, Tragil Wade, and 3 stepbrothers, Darnell McDaniel, Demetris McDaniel, and Kodhmus McDaniel from his father's second marriage.  

He started playing different sports to avoid the temptations of participating in drug and gang-related activities. He was more interested in basketball and football. 

He attended Harold L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn. He has stated that his high school coach, Jack Fitzgerald was one of the most positive influences in his life. He later played college basketball at Marquette University. Marquette retired his jersey at halftime of a game against Providence in February 2007 for his contribution to the college team. 

Miami Heat

Miami Heat selected him with the 5th overall pick in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft making him only one of four Marquette University players to be drafted in the first round.

He finished his rookie season at the Miami Heat finishing second in field goal percentage, second in steals, third in scoring, fourth in assists, and fourth in minutes played. 

He was ranked in the top five among rookies in several major statistical categories. 

The league's coaches selected Wade to be a reserve in the 2005 All-Star Game following his performance in the 2004-05 season. 

He finished the 2005-06 season averaging 27.2 points, 6.7 assists, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.95 steals per game. 

He was a key player in the Heat's team that won NBA Finals 2005-06.

For his performance, he was awarded Finals MVP trophy making him the youngest player in NBA history at the time to be named NBA Finals MVP. 

ESPN's John Hollinger ranked his 33.8 PER in the NBA Finals as the greatest Finals performance since the NBA-ABA merger.

He missed a total of 31 games due to injury during the 2006-07 season. 

He became the first guard to earn All-NBA honors after missing at least 31 games in a season since Pete Maravich earned Second Team Honors during the 1977-78 season. 

He became the NBA's leader in PER at the end of 2006-07 season.

He missed at least 21 games of the 2007-08 season. 

He became the first player in NBA history to accumulate at least 2,000 points, 500 assists, 100 steals, and 100 blocks in a season and is also the first player of 6 feet 5 inches or shorter to register at least 100 blocks in a season during the 2008-09 season. 

He recorded his 10,000th career point in a 95-87 win against the Chicago Bulls in November 2009. 

He finished the 2009-10 season averaging 26.6 points, 6.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.1 blocks per game. 

During the off-season, Miami-Dade County commissioners voted unanimously to rename the county "Miami-Wade County" for one week in Wade's honor and to try and convince Wade to stay in Miami. 

Wade then announced to stay in Miami. 

He averaged 25.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 1.5 steals per game in the 2010-11 season. 

He became the only the third player to record triple-doubles in the NBA history in February 2012 after he posted 24 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.

He finished the 2011-12 season averaging 22.1 points, 4.8 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game. 

He led Miami Heat to the NBA Finals and won his second NBA title as well making The Heat the first in NBA history to win a championship after trailing in three different playoff series. 

Heat clinched their second straight NBA Championship and Wade's third title defeating San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. 

Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers

Wade joined his hometown team, the Chicago Bulls on a two-year deal worth $47 million in July 2016. 

Wade left Miami as they did not agree to pay him more than he was paid. 

He teamed up with Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rodo. The trio was nicknamed "Three Alphas".

The trio were all fined in January 2017 for criticizing their young teammates' effort.

Wade then joined Cleveland Cavaliers in September 2017 joining his Miami Heat former teammate LeBron James.

Following his poor performance, he volunteered to demote himself to a bench role for the betterment of the team and eventually took to the bench role becoming the leader of the second unit.

Return to Miami

Wade returned to Miami in February 2018. 

In his return, he was introduced with a standing ovation from the crowd.

He became the ninth player to score 20,000 points, and collect 5,000 assists with one team in April 2018. 

In January 2019, he became the third player in NBA history to record at least 20,000 points, 5,000 assists, 4,000 rebounds, 1,500 steals, 800 blocks, and 500 three-pointers.  

National Team Career

He was the member of the 2004 U.S. national team. 

The U.S. national team including Wade won the bronze medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. 

He was named co-caption of the 2006 team along with James and Anthony. 

He did not compete at the FIBA American Championship due to injury. 

The United States basketball team won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China. They were also unbeaten throughout the tournament. Their team was nicknamed "Redeem Team". 

He missed the 2012 Summer Olympics due to knee surgery.  

What Are Dwyane Wade's Awards and honors?

3 times NBA champion: 2006, 2012, 2013

NBA Finals MVP: 2006

NBA scoring champion: 2009

NBA All-Star Game MVP: 2010

13 times NBA All-Star: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019

8 times All-NBA:

First Team: 2009, 2010

Second Team: 2005, 2006, 2011

Third Team: 2007, 2012, 2013

3 times All-Defense:

Second Team: 2005, 2009, 2010

NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2004

NBA Skills Challenge champion: 2006, 2007

Gold medal with Team USA at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games

Bronze medal with Team USA at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games

Bronze medal with Team USA at the 2006 FIBA World Championship

Miami Heat all-time leading scorer

Miami Heat all-time assists leader

2005 Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award

2006 Best NBA Player ESPY Award

2006 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year

2006 Sporting News Sportsman of the Year

2012–13 season-long NBA Community Assist Award.

Who Is Dwyane Wade Married to?

Dwyane Wade is a married man. He is married to actress Gabrielle Union. They got engaged in December 2013 and later got married on 30 August 2014. Previously, they started dating in 2009 and they briefly split up in 2013 due to career demands. 

Previously, he was married to his high school girlfriend Siohvaughn Funches. They got married in 2002. The couple had two sons together. Five years later, they separated in 2007 and their divorce was finalized in 2010. The couple went through a lengthy and acrimonious court battle for divorce, where Wade won the sole custody of his two sons. 

When Wade was on a brief break with his girlfriend, Gabrielle Union, he and his longtime friend Aja Metoyer conceived a son. He also has a daughter with Union. Wade's fourth child was born via surrogate. He has 4 children all together and also raises a nephew, son of his sister Deanna. 

What Are Dwyane Wade's Body Measurements?

Dwyane Wade stands at a height of 1.93 m i.e. 6 feet and 4 inches tall. He has a body weight of 220 lbs i.e. 100 kg. He has an athletic body build. 

What Is Dwyane Wade's Net Worth?

His jersey became the top-selling jersey in the league in 2005 and remained so for nearly two years. He has endorsement deals with Gatorade, Staples, Lincoln, Sean John, T-Mobile, and Topps. He also had his own line of shoes with Converse named "The Wade". He also has a series of Sidekick phones with T-Mobile named D-Wade. He switched his endorsement deal from Converse to Nike's Jordan Brand. He was hand-chosen by Michael Jordan and debuted the Air Jordan 2010 during the NBA All-Star break. He debuted his first signature shoe for the Jordan Brand during the 2011 NBA Playoffs. He signed with the Chinese athletic brand Li-Ning after his contract ended with Jordan Brand. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $100 million. 

Did You Know?

  • He has spoken about violence in Chicago as he has experienced it while growing up.
  • His mother has served in prison several times.
  • The legendary basketball player has given him nicknames, "D-Wade" and "Flash" and sings "He's the greatest in the Universe".
  • He idolized Michael Jordan while growing up.
  • He has appeared in several television talk shows.
  • He has guest appeared as himself on Disney Channel's Austin & Ally.
  • He has been featured in numerous magazine articles and publications.
  • People magazine featured him on 50 Most Beautiful People in 2005.
  • GQ Magazine named him the NBA's best-dressed player in 2006.
  • Esquire named him to their 4th annual Best Dressed Men in the World list for the second straight year in 2007.
  • He chose number 3 jersey throughout most of his career because it represents the Holy Trinity.
  • He contributes 10% of his salary to a church in Chicago.
  • He purchased a church building for his mother's ministry in May 2008.
  • He is also known for his philanthropic involvement.
  • He has founded The Wade's World Foundation in 2003.

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