Born on January 17, 1982, Dwayane Tyrone Wade Jr. is a professional basketball player on the National Basketball Association for the Miami Heat. He has been established among the most popular and well-known basketball players. In the NBA, he had best-selling jersey for around 2 years in the NBA and he led the league from 2005 NBA Playoffs to 2006-07 Season in jersey sales. After making an entry to the league in the 2003 NBA Draft as the fifth pick, he was named to the All-Star team and All-Rookie team for the 11 seasons.
Wade led the Heat to win against Dallas Mavericks by 4-2 and named 2006 NBA Finals MVP. He led the Men’s Basketball team in the US, also known as the Redeem Team, at 2008 Summer Olympics. He helped the team in scoring and capturing hold medal in Beijing China. He led the league and earned his career’s first NBA scoring title in 2008-09 Season. After Chris Bosh and LeBron James, Wade led the Miami to 2012 NBA Finals and it was the part of second championship win against Oklahoma City Thunder. In 2003, he won his 3rd NBA Championship and Heat defeated San Antonio Spurs in NBA Finals 2013.
Full Name: Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr.
Date of Birth: January 17, 1982
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Basketball player
Net Worth: $95 million
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Source of Income: Basketball
Hobbies: Outdoor recreation and sports
Miami Heat selected him 5th overall for NBA Draft 2003. He quickly became the productive player on the Miami Heat team and he scored 16.2 points with the averages of 4.5 assists and 4 rebounds per game. He is one of the four players from Marquette University who were selected in 1st round. In the school history, his draft was the highest selection. The Heat gradually improved and finished 42-40 in order to qualify for NBA Playoffs.
He is further known for outstanding performances in playoffs in the Eastern Conference semi finals against the Indiana Pacers. He earned unanimous draft to the NBA All-Rookie team in 2004. He was one of the top five rookies in various statistical categories and he was second in steals and field goal percentage, third in scoring, and fourth in minutes played and assists. He was the fourth rookie since his team led in assist average and scoring in postseason. His achievements and winnings made him one of the top 10 richest sportsman in the world.
He married Siohvaughn Funches, his high school girlfriend in 2002. In 2007, he filed for divorce and had an acrimonious and lengthy court battle and it was finally granted in 2010. In 2009, he started dating Gabrielle Union, an actress. In 2013, the couple had to split up because of career demands. But they got engaged in 2013 and married on 2014 in Miami. Wade is also known as Flash and D-Wade. He is also famous for his philanthropic work with various organizations. As a richest sportsman in the world, he is also the founder of Wade’s World Organization to assist community-based organizations to promote health, education and social developments of kids in risky situations.