Dwyane Wade Biography
Dwyane Wade born Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr., is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Dwyane Wade Age
Dwyane Wade was born on January 17, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois, United States to JoLinda and Dwyane Wade Sr.Wade. He is 37 years old as of 2019.
Dwyane Wade Height and Weight
Wade stands at a height of 1.93 m and a weight of 100 kg.
Dwyane Wade Family
Dwyane Wade is the son of JoLinda and Dwyane Wade Sr.Wade has said in several interviews, that he led a very estranged childhood and his neighborhood was more of a crime ghetto than a habitable place. His parents broke up shortly after his birth. He was looked after by his grandmother and elder sister after the separation of his parents.
Luckily his father managed to have a decent income so he started living in suburbs, along with little Wade. Wade, who was 8 at the time, missed his mother, but now he agrees that she wasn’t a good mother and was a drug addict. The environment around his home place was quite violent and Wade’s determination to not enter that world stopped him from going on the same path as other kids in his neighborhood.
Dwyane Wade Wife
Wade met and started dating Siohvaughn Funches in high school and the couple got married in 2002. However, their marriage didn’t last long and a divorce was filed in 2007, and the official announcement of divorce took place in 2010. Wade got the custody of his two sons, Zaire and Zion, and he also raises a nephew, Dahveon.
Later in 2009 Dwyane dated actress Gabrielle Union and the couple got married in 2014. In between the dating and marriage, Wade got a son, Xavier, from another girl he dated. Wade is also involved in philanthropy work and founded ‘The Wade’s World Foundation’ in 2003.
Dwyane Wade Son | Dwyane Wade Kids
He has three children; Xavier Zachariah Wade, Zaire Blessing Dwyane Wade, and Zion Malachi Airamis Wade
Dwyane Wade High School
Football and Basketball were his games from the nasty world around him and as he attended Harold L. Richards High School, he became attracted to basketball and played for the school team as a wide receiver. With time he became the best defense for his team and also scored well in many of the matches, making him one of the star players of the team.
Being poor in academics, he found it hard to get admission in prestigious universities and eventually found Marquette University to be the place to sow the seeds of his stardom, which would arrive shortly after.
Dwyane Wade College
While at the University of Marquette, Wade started as a broadcast manager and played three seasons for his team, the Golden Eagles. His low scores on the ACT halted him from playing for the most part during his first year at college in 2000 but even then, he wasn’t away from the game and advised his team on scoring and defenses. Upon realizing his errors in ignoring academics, he worked further hard in studies and scored good marks in class, making his way to play for his team in the second year.
In his second season playing for the team, Wade showed his worth and averaged 17.8 points per game. He scored more than 20 points, along with setting up the sophomore record for most points in a year by scoring 571 points that year, in the 9 games alone. Immediately he became the best player for his team.
Dwyane Wade NBA | Rookie | Rookie Year
Wade bid Marquette farewell as NBA draft awaited him and Miami Heat got him in the first round itself as the fifth pick. In the 2003-2004 season, in his first year as a rookie, Wade scored an average of 16.2 points per game in the total 61 games that he played. Coming from a rookie player it was a magnificent feat and Heat set their hopes high on this youngster. Wade was by the end of the season, named one of the members of the NBA All-Rookie first team.
Before Wade joined them, Miami Heat was considered a weak team. Wade was the first player from the team to receive NBA honours and in February 2004, he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month, also the first for any Heat player in the history of the team. Wade had already made a very strong impression on the national team selectors, as the season ended, and he was named one of the players for the national team and got the bronze medal in 2004 Olympics for his team.
Wade’s performance in the next season, bettered and he scored 24.1 points per game on average. Wade scored 1854 points for Miami Heat by the time the year ended and became the first Heat player ever to do so. Wade went even further in the next season, and averaged 27.2 points per game. Wade led his team to the 2006 NBA victory and continued the marvelous performance in the next few seasons.
Dwyane Wade Bulls
Despite having an injury, he played for the national team in the 2008 Olympic Games and in the same year, Wade was selected for the fifth consecutive year at All-Star Game. In the 2009-2010 season, Wade scored his 10,000th career point against Chicago Bulls and the knee issue kept troubling him until the 2012-2013 season, when he got the surgery done. Wade scored the lowest in his career in the playoffs that season, at 15.9 points per game.
Dwyane Wade Contract
As he struggled with hamstring his time with Miami Heat was turning bitter, and other health issues so he decided to go with Chicago Bulls in a two year contract and made the first appearance playing for the Bulls in the 2016-17 season. During the first season, his performance was average. In March 2017, he suffered an elbow injury but later made a comeback in April.
Dwyane Wade Lakers
In just his second game back from the All-Star Game on February 17, Wade strained his calf in the first quarter. He left the game with 8 points in 8 minutes of play, ending his personal and also Heat’s franchise record streak of 148 consecutive games with at least 10 points. On April 2, Wade was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month and Player of the Week twice for his play in the month of March, leading the Heat to a 12–3, the team’s best record since March 2006. It was his first Player of the Month award of the season and 5th of his career. He averaged 26.9 and 7.5 assists per game, which both ranked third in the Eastern Conference, and 2.3 steals per game, which ranked first. Wade recorded six 30 points games and had six double-doubles in the month, including a season-high 14 assists in an overtime win against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 4.
Dwyane Wade Agent
Wade, who has since 2010 offseason has been a free agent in 2014, ’15 and ’16, as well as last fall after a buyout from the Chicago Bulls, again is a free agent this summer.
Dwyane Wade Injury
Wade missed a total of 31 games in the 2006–07 season, due to injury. He was later elected to his third straight All-Star Game and received All-NBA honors. During the 1977–78 season, he became the first guard to earn All-NBA honors after missing at least 31 games in a season since Pete Maravich of the Utah Jazz earned Second Team honors. Despite Wade playing, the Heat struggled early in the season with injuries and were 20–25 on February 1, 2007. HowevDwyane Wade Biography, Age, Wife, Kids, Agent, NBA, Retires, Rookie and Championshipser with Shaquille O’Neal healthy and Pat Riley returning to the bench after undergoing hip and knee surgeries respectively, the Heat seemed poised to surge into the second half of the season.
However, on February 21, 2007, during a game against the Houston Rockets, while attempting to steal the ball from Shane Battier, Wade dislocated his left shoulder and was assisted off the court in a wheelchair. He was left with the decision to either rehabilitate the shoulder or undergo season-ending surgery, after the injury. He announced later that he would put off the surgery and rehabilitate his shoulder with the intention of rejoining the team in time for the playoffs. Wade returned to the active roster in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats, after missing 23 games to recover from the injury. Wade played 27 minutes sporting a black sleeve to help protect his dislocated left shoulder, and recorded 12 points and 8 assists, in a 111–103 overtime loss. For this season, Wade averaged 27.4 points, 7.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.1 steals per game shooting 50% from the field, and finished the season as the NBA’s leader in PER.
Dwyane Wade Team | Miami Heat
Dwyane plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Dwyane Wade Championships
Wade the basketball star plays as a guard for the Miami Heat, with which he has won three NBA Championships, in 2006, 2012 and 2013. Wade led the United States men’s basketball team, commonly known as the “Redeem Team”, in scoring, at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and helped them capture the gold medal. He led the league in scoring in the 2008–09 season, and earned his first NBA scoring title. Alongside LejBron James and Chris Bosh, Wade helped guide Miami to four consecutive NBA Finals from 2011 to 2014, winning back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013. After being away from the Heat for one and half season with the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers, Wade was traded back to Miami in February 2018.
Dwyane Wade All Star
Wade a 12-time NBA All-Star, is Miami’s all-time leader in points, games, assists and steals, shots made and shots taken.
Dwyane Wade Career Points | Career High
The highest points he has ever garnered are 55 points.
Jimmy Butler And Dwyane Wade
A two-word, all-caps comment on an Instagram post caused quite the stir between former Chicago Bulls teammates Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade. The whole drama started after actress Gabrielle Union, Wade’s wife, posted a photo from Italy, leading Butler to comment: “WELL DAMN!!”
However that clearly didn’t sit well with Wade, who slid over to Butler’s page and wrote what could be perceived as a threat: “Put well damn in caps on my wife photo again and you’re gonna see what the good, the bad and the ugly is like.”
Dwyane Wade Career Points
Injuries limited Wade to a career-low scoring average of 15.9 points per game, in the playoffs, but he upped his average to 19.6 points a game during the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs.
How Many Rings Does Dwyane Wade Have
Wade has a total of three rings.
Dwyane Wade Number
Wade plays as number 3 and holds the position of a guard.
Dwyane Wade Career Earnings | Salary History
Wade makes an annual salary of $20 million and has an estimated net worth of $95 million.
Dwyane Wade Retires
Dwyane announced news of his retirement on 9th of April 2019, after winning the game against the Sixers. He went further to add that it was his last game before he bowed out completely. He said that he had opted out of his playing career to spend time with his young family. This decision did not please many fans but they still took it with great humility. He forever remains loved by his fans.
Dwyane Wade Awards
- 3× NBA champion: 2006, 2012, 2013
- NBA Finals MVP: 2006
- NBA scoring champion: 2009
- NBA All-Star Game MVP: 2010
- 12× NBA All-Star: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- 8× All-NBA:
- First Team: 2009, 2010
- Second Team: 2005, 2006, 2011
- Third Team: 2007, 2012, 2013
- 3× All-Defense:
- Second Team: 2005, 2009, 2010
- NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2004
- NBA Skills Challenge champion: 2006, 2007
- Gold medal with Team USA: 2008 Summer Olympic Games
- Bronze medal with Team USA: 2004 Summer Olympic Games
- Bronze medal with Team USA: 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
- Wade won the 2012–13 season-long NBA Community Assist Award
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Dwyane Wade Twitter
Dwyane Wade Playoff Stats | Finals Stats | Season Stats
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