Dwyane Wade is one of the most popular NBA players so we will include him on our on-going series of posts featuring the best and the top fan favorite basketball players in the world today. He is not just famous but also one of the most talented and multi-awarded players who ever played the game. Wade as of now is already considered as a future hall of famer and will be a basketball legend for sure.

20 important facts about Dwyane Wade are listed below.dwyane-wade

  1. His full name is Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. and was born in January 17, 1982(age 34) in Chicago, Illinois.
  2. Wade’s height is 6 ft 4 in and his weight is 220lb.
  3. He played college basketball in Marquette University from 2000-2003 but decided to enter the NBA draft after the 2003 season.
  4. Wade was selected as 5th overall pick by the Miami Heat on the 2003 NBA draft.
  5. His parents are JoLinda and Dwyane Wade Sr.
  6. Wade grew up in a rough environment. His mom was connected to illegal drugs and he was living in a gang environment.
  7. His older sister named Tragil is the person who he gives a lot of credit for guiding him through the right direction and makes him avoid illegal doings.
  8. He was only 4 months old when his parents got separated and decided to have a divorce later. That was the main reason also why his mother started dealing drugs to earn money.
  9. Wade joined several sports for him to avoid drug and gang related activities. He tried doing football but got interested more on playing basketball.
  10. His favorite basketball growing up is the Chicago Bulls star player Michael Jordan.
  11. Wade was ineligible to play college basketball when he was still a freshman in Marquette because of he had fallen short of academic standards but he regain eligibility afterwards through the help of a tutor.
  12. He led Marquette to win the school’s first and only Conference USA championship in 2002-2003 season.
  13. He was married in 2002 to Siohvaughn Funches but they both decided to have a divorce in 2007 due to some unknown reasons. They have 2 sons.
  14. It was in the 2005-2006 season of the NBA when Wade gained his popularity, he and O’Neal led the Miami Heat to their first NBA championship.
  15. Wade was awarded as the Finals MVP that time and became the fifth youngest player in NBA history to win this award.
  16. He started dating Gabrielle Union in 2009 and they are happy together until now.
  17. Wade is a devoted Christian and that is the reason why he chose to wear a number 3 jersey because it represents the Holy Trinity.
  18. He was named an All-Star for 11 consecutive seasons already.
  19. Although he is a shooting guard, he can also play as a point guard because of his high IQ and experience in basketball.
  20. Wade is now playing in the Chicago Bulls when he signed with them on a two year contract worth $47.5 million.