Dwyane Wade is an American basketball player. He currently plays shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls of the NBA. Born on January 17, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois, at 6’4” and weighing around 220 pounds, he’s established himself as one of the best known NBA players. Dwyane entered the league in the 2003 NBA draft. He led the Miami Heat to their first championship and was named MVP for NBA Finals in 2006. He helped the national “Redeem Team” get the bronze medal at the 2004 Athens games and the gold at 2008 Beijing.
Wade is Christian and chose his number 3 after the Holy Trinity. He donates 10% of his salary to a church in Chicago. As his mother became a Baptist minister during her prison setence following problems with drug dealing, he bought a church building for her ministry.
Although being one of the fittest people out there, Wade likes indulging in fast food. One of his favorite is Home Run Inn Pizza, a Chicago based restaurant.
Wade is known for his charitable endeavors. He founded The Wade’s World Foundation, dedicated to promoting education, health and social skills for children in at-risk situations. He’s also personally donated to many institutions and different causes. As far as the current election cycle goes, Trump made a comment about Dwyane’s cousin’s murder on Twitter, which the player commented with “[the Tweet left a] bad taste in my mouth, because of you know, what my family is dealing with and what our city of Chicago is dealing with, and it looks like it’s being used as a political gain.”
Dwyane married Siohvaughn Funches, his highschool sweetheart. They divorced in 2010 after the player filed for divorce three years before. In 2011 he was granted sole custody for both their son. He then started dating actress Gabrielle Union, but then they had to break up because their schedules wouldn’t line up. The player had another kid with Aaj Metoyer before getting back with Union and marrying her on August 30, 2014.
Wade is one of the best basketball players without a doubt. But many colleges were hesitant to offer him a spot because of low academic scores. Only three ended up offering him a place.