Dwyane Wade, commonly known as D-Wade or Flash, is an American basketball star. He has played as shooting guard for Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 2003, and led the team to the 2006 and 2012 NBA championship.
Dwyane Wade underwent a rough childhood. His parents, Dwyane Sr. and Jolinda Wade, got divorced 4 months after his birth. Despite being given the custody of him and his 5-year-old sister, his mother was addicted to cigarettes, alcohol, heroin, and cocaine. Thus, 2 children moved to live with their father and stepmother in Chicago, where Wade could play basketball and raise his interest to become a professional basketball player.
Dwyane Wade’s first marriage was to his high school girlfriend Siohvaughn Funches and they had two sons together named Zaire (born in 2001) and Zion (born in 2007). The pair separated in 2007. He is now in the marriage with the actress Gabrielle Union since August 30, 2014.
- The meaning of the name Wade: Traveller