Dwayne Wade is a professional basketball player who has made a name for himself by playing as a shooting guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA) at the Miami Heat. Since being called up to the NBA in 2003, he has made a name for himself by playing for several teams before returning to the Miami Heat. Here you can find out everything about him.
Dwayne Wade Biography
The man from Miami Heat was born Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. on January 17, 1982, in Chicago, Illinois. There he grew up with his siblings until he was 9 years old when he moved to another area to live with his father. Before that, his childhood was not without its difficulties, especially since he was raised by his mother, Jolinda Wade, who was on drugs and his first environment was an area with different gangs.
Moving to his father Dwyane Wade Sr., who was in the military, made all the difference in his life, helping to provide him with the discipline he needed and getting him away from a life of crime and drugs.
Wade attended Harold L. Richards High School for his education, and from there he transferred to Marquette University, where he spent three years before entering professional life. Nevertheless, he still managed to get into the Diederich College of Communication.
Career-wise, Wade was selected by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft, after doing great runs in his college days. He became the highest pick for a Marquette University player and finished 5th in Round 1.
He remained on the team until he signed a $47 million contract with the Chicago Bulls in 2016, before signing a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017. Later in 2018, he decided to return to the Miami Heat.
So far, his basketball career can be described as very successful. He has won three NBA championships, one NBA Final MVP, twelve All-Star Tournaments, and much more, including the NBA All-Rookie First Team, which he won in 2004.
In addition to his NBA activities, Wade has also played for U.S. men’s basketball, winning the bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics and the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing events. The team also won the bronze medal at the 2006 World Basketball Championship.
Wife, Son, Divorce, Baby Mama
The basketball player has been in a number of relationships in the past. The first woman he dated was Siohvaughn Wade. The two had been together since high school until 2002 when they decided to go one step further and become man and wife. Unfortunately, they had both already gone their separate ways in 2007, although the divorce was not officially finalized until 2010. Dwayne was granted custody of the two children the couple had.
After the end of his first marriage, there was a rumor that he was dating Kelly Rowland. The said relationship between the two began in 2007 and ended the same year. When the relationship ended, he began another relationship with Vanessa Simmons, which began and ended in 2008.
In 2009 the basketball player started dating the American actress Gabrielle Union. The two would marry in 2014, although they took a break from the relationship in 2011 before finally living together again.
During the break-in, his relationship with Gabrielle, Wade dated Aja Metoyer, who later became his baby mom. She gave birth in 2013, but this was not the only child Metoyer gave birth to a celebrity. She gave birth to two children by Damon Wayans Jr., who was her high school sweetheart.
According to this, Wade has three kids in total. His oldest son Zaire Blessing Dwayne was born to him by his first wife Siohvaughn Funches, who also gave birth to his second son Zion Malachi Airamis in 2011.
Wade’s eldest son, born on February 4, 2002, is a basketball player and like his father, he has his eyes on the NBA.
Height and Weight
As you’d expect from a basketball player, Dwayne Wade answers all the questions about the physique. In fact, this is one of the things that made him the great basketball player that he is.
Expressed in numbers, he reaches a height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and a bodyweight of 220 lb (100 kg). In addition, he has a 48-inch (122 cm) chest, a 15.5-inch (39.5 cm) biceps, and a 36-inch (91.5 cm) waist. He wears shoes that measure 15 (US).