Wade with the Heat.
|No.3 Miami Heat|
|Born|| Dwyane Tyrone Wade|
January 17, 1982
|Listed height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight:||220 lbs (100 kg)|
|NBA Draft||2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th|
|selected by the Miami Heat|
|2003-present (11 years)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. (born January 17, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a player for the Miami Heat. Wade is the 2006 NBA Finals MVP, and 3 time All-Star. He has over 6,200 career points and averages 28 points per game this season. Wade was selected 5th overall in 2003 NBA Draft by the Heat.
Early Life Edit
Wade was born in South side Chicago. His parents divorced and he went to live with his father in Robbins, Illinois, growing up he idolized Michael Jordan. He attended H.L Richards High School. Wade joined the basketball not playing much his Sophomore year but that changed his Junior year, he averaged 20 points and 7 rebounds. His Senior year he averaged 28 points and 11 rebounds. His team advanced the Class A Sectional. He set the school record for points (676) and rebounds (106) in a season.
Wade attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When he first started his Sophomore year, the 2001-02 season, he led the team with 17 points 3 assist. Marquette finished 26-7 and a best since 1993, the 2002-02 season he led with 21 points leading his team to the win the conference USA championship, the first final four appearance since 1977. The 2003-04 season he during a game against Kentucky, scored a triple double with 29 points and 11 assists. He led the Wildcats 83-69, earning them a spot in the final four, Marquette finished 6th. Due to his performance, Wade was eligible for the 2003 NBA Draft his junior year.
NBA Career Edit
He was drafted by the Heat 5th overall in 2003 NBA Draft. He emerged solid, scoring 19 points 46% shooting, as the Heat reached the Playoffs but not make the finals. Wade faced other rookies such as LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. He was selected Rookie All-Team but finished 2nd to James for Rookie of the Year.
2004-05 NBA Season Shaquille O'Neal joined the team. Wade averaged 24 points an shot 47%. He quickly emerged as a rising star being elected in the 2004 NBA All-Star Game were he scored 14 points as the East won. In the 2005 NBA Playoffs he scored 26 points and 5 assists shooting 50% despite having the flu. He also suffered a strained rib muscle missing game 6 and 7, as they lost to the Pistons.
The 2005-06 NBA Season he finished the season 27 points and 6 assists even scoring a career high 43 points in Game 3. The Heat made the 2006 NBA Finals were he scored 28 points. In Game 5, he was injured and returned at the half scoring 15 points to help the Heat win and put up 14 points scoring a double-double to help them win the championship.
In the 2006-07 NBA Season he has scored under 27 points. During a Game on March 5,2007 he suffered a shoulder injury. On April 8,2007 he returned only scoring under 20 points a game.
Off Court Edit
Wade was married to his high school sweetheart Siohvaughn and has a son Ziare. He has appeared in multiple commercials for Converse, Gatorade and T-mobile with legend Charles Barkley. He made appearances on Peoples, GQ, and Sports Illustrated magazines. Wade became engaged to actress Gabrielle Union in December 2013.