104 Facts About Dwyane Wade


Dwyane Wade is Miami's all-time leader in points, games, assists, steals, shots made, and shots taken.


Dwyane Wade is widely regarded as one of the greatest shooting guards in NBA history.


Dwyane Wade is currently the host of the American adaptation of The Cube.


At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Dwyane Wade led the United States men's basketball team, commonly known as the "Redeem Team", in scoring and helped them capture the gold medal.


Dwyane Wade was selected as the NBA All-Star Game MVP in 2010.


Dwyane Wade purchased a minority ownership stake in the Utah Jazz in 2021.


In 2023, it was announced that Dwyane Wade would be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.


Dwyane Wade described his early childhood in the South Side of Chicago as trying.


Dwyane Wade visited his mother on occasion until his father moved the family to Robbins, Illinois, after which Dwyane Wade would not see her for two years.


Dwyane Wade turned to basketball and football, avoiding the temptations of drugs and gangs.


Dwyane Wade credited Tragil as the person most responsible for pointing him in the right direction.


Dwyane Wade grew up idolizing Michael Jordan and modeled his game after him.


Dwyane Wade says that she has not used drugs since 2003.


Dwyane Wade immediately excelled as a wide receiver and played as a backup quarterback, but success in basketball took longer.


Dwyane Wade grew four inches by the start of his junior year and emerged as the team leader, averaging 20.7 points and 7.6 rebounds.


Dwyane Wade's improvement continued into his senior year, when he averaged 27 points and 11 rebounds.


Dwyane Wade set school records for points scored and steals made.


Dwyane Wade credited coach Jack Fitzgerald as a seminal and positive influence.


Dwyane Wade was recruited to play basketball only by Marquette, Illinois State, and DePaul, due to academic issues.


Dwyane Wade committed to Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to play under coach Tom Crean.


Dwyane Wade led the Marquette Golden Eagles in scoring with 17.8 points and led Conference USA in both steals per game with 2.47 and 2-point field goals made with 205; he averaged 6.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists.


Dwyane Wade helped bring the Golden Eagles to the Final Four for the first time since their 1977 national championship season.


Dwyane Wade was named to the All-America First Team by the Associated Press, making him the first basketball player from Marquette to receive the distinction since 1978.


Dwyane Wade's performance earned him a high NBA draft projection.


Dwyane Wade served up outstanding postseason performances, particularly against the Indiana Pacers during the Eastern Conference Semifinals.


Dwyane Wade earned a unanimous selection to the 2004 NBA All-Rookie Team and finished third in Rookie of the Year voting.


Dwyane Wade placed among the top five rookies in several statistical categories, including second in field goal percentage, second in steals, third in scoring, fourth in assists, and fourth in minutes played.


Dwyane Wade became only the fourth rookie in the shot clock era to lead his team in points and assists during the postseason.


Dwyane Wade earned a reserve slot in the season's All-Star Game; adding 14 points in 24 minutes of play.


Dwyane Wade scored 42 points in Game 2 and 36 in Game 3 despite playing with sinusitis, the flu, and a knee strain.


Dwyane Wade suffered a strained rib muscle in Game 5 that prevented him from playing in the sixth game and limited him in the seventh.


Dwyane Wade finished the regular season averaging 27.2 points, 6.7 assists, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.95 steals.


Dwyane Wade incurred several injuries, including a severely bruised hip during Game 5.


Dwyane Wade led Miami past the Detroit Pistons despite experiencing flu-like symptoms in Game 6.


Dwyane Wade became the fifth-youngest player in NBA history to capture the Finals MVP award, and his 34.7 points were the Finals' third-highest among players in their first NBA Finals.


Dwyane Wade became the first guard to earn All-NBA honors after missing 31 or more games since Pete Maravich.


Dwyane Wade chose to delay surgery and instead rehabilitate his shoulder in time for the postseason.


Post-playoffs, Dwyane Wade underwent a pair of surgeries to repair his dislocated left shoulder and left knee, both of which proved successful.


However, the knee ailment, commonly called "jumper's knee", prevented Dwyane Wade from joining USA Basketball in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament over that summer.


Dwyane Wade averaged 24.6 points, 6.9 assists, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.7 steals.


Dwyane Wade became the second player to record 15 or more assists after scoring 50-plus points since Wilt Chamberlain.


Dwyane Wade became the only player in Heat history to have multiple games with 30-plus points and 15 or more assists.


Less than a week later, Dwyane Wade hit the buzzer-beater and tied his earlier franchise record with his 78th straight double-digit scoring game in double-overtime against the Chicago Bulls.


Dwyane Wade joined Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history to record that many points and that many assists in a single game while having as high of a field goal percentage.


Two games later, Dwyane Wade surpassed Alonzo Mourning to become the Heat's all-time leading scorer in triple overtime versus the Utah Jazz.


Dwyane Wade became the fifth player to accumulate 2,000 points, 500 assists, and 150 steals in a season.


Dwyane Wade helped the Heat clinch a playoff berth and become only the second team to make the postseason after winning 15 or fewer games the season before.


Dwyane Wade recorded 50 points in only three quarters and was pulled out of the game, one point shy of eclipsing Glen Rice's 56-point franchise record.


Dwyane Wade averaged a league-leading 30.2 points for his first NBA scoring title.


Dwyane Wade added 7.5 assists, 5 rebounds, 2.2 steals, and 1.3 blocks.


Dwyane Wade wrapped up the season with higher point, assist, steal, and block averages than James and Kobe Bryant, both of whom finished ahead of Dwyane Wade in the MVP race.


Dwyane Wade was named the game's MVP with 28 points, 11 assists, 5 steals and 6 rebounds.


Dwyane Wade left the game, ending his personal and the Heat's franchise-record streak of 148 consecutive games with at least 10 points.


Dwyane Wade averaged 26.9 and 7.5 assists, both of which ranked third in the Eastern Conference, and 2.3 steals per game, which ranked first.


Dwyane Wade recorded six 30-point games and had six double-doubles in the month, including a season-high 14 assists.


Dwyane Wade averaged 26.5 points, 7 rebounds, and 5.2 assists for the Finals and 24.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.4 assists for the playoffs.


On February 26,2012, Dwyane Wade recorded the third triple-double in the history of the All-Star Game, posting 24 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists, joining Jordan and James.


Dwyane Wade finished the season averaging 22.1 points, 4.8 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.7 steals.


In Game 6 of the second round, Dwyane Wade recorded 41 points and 10 rebounds.


On December 26,2012, playing the Charlotte Bobcats, Dwyane Wade kicked guard Ramon Sessions in the groin.


Dwyane Wade scored 14 points in Miami's overtime win in Game 6, followed by 23 points and 10 rebounds in Game 7 as the Heat clinched their second straight championship and Dwyane Wade's third title.


Dwyane Wade averaged 19.1 points on 52 percent shooting, his best playoff percentage since 2010.


Dwyane Wade re-signed with the Heat, joined by Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Chris Andersen and Mario Chalmers as well as former rivals Danny Granger and Luol Deng.


Dwyane Wade was again named an All-Star but pulled out due to another hamstring injury.


On June 29,2015, Dwyane Wade opted out of his contract, but then signed a one-year, $20 million contract.


However, in the 2016 postseason, Dwyane Wade converted on his first seven three-point shot attempts.


Dwyane Wade had never made more than five three-pointers in a row.


In July 2016, Dwyane Wade joined his hometown team, the Chicago Bulls, on a two-year deal worth approximately $47 million.


Dwyane Wade teamed with Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo in Chicago.


Three days later, Dwyane Wade signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, reuniting him with Miami Heat teammate LeBron James.


Dwyane Wade started for the Cavaliers in the first three games, but shot only 7-for-25.


Dwyane Wade passed Larry Bird for 10th on the NBA's career postseason scoring list.


On January 6,2019, Dwyane Wade became the third player in NBA history to record at least 20,000 points, 5,000 assists, 4,000 rebounds, 1,500 steals, 800 blocks and 500 three-pointers.


Dwyane Wade was named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver as a special roster addition for the 2019 All-Star game, thus marking his 13th All-Star appearance.


Dwyane Wade had received the second-most fan votes for guards in the Eastern Conference.


Dwyane Wade is a member of a small ownership group that includes Smith, his wife Ashley, investor and Accel partner Ryan Sweeney, Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes and the Miller family, which previously owned the team.


Dwyane Wade said in the announcement of his purchase that he hoped to take a hands-on approach to his involvement, and highlighted his close brother-like relationship with Jazz star Donovan Mitchell, who he called the player most like him and "2.0".


Dwyane Wade was a member of the 2004 Olympic team, which won a bronze medal in Athens.


Dwyane Wade was named to the national team roster from 2006 to 2008; and, together with James and Anthony, Dwyane Wade co-captained the 2006 team.


Dwyane Wade was an unselfish player, averaging 5.4 assists for his career.


Dwyane Wade was best known for his ability to convert difficult lay-ups, even after hard mid-air collisions with larger defenders.


Dwyane Wade's style drew concerns over the dangers of playing in this manner, as Wade had hurt his knees and wrists after mid-air collisions with larger players.


Dwyane Wade established himself on defense for his ability to block shots and accumulate steals.


Dwyane Wade married his high school girlfriend Siohvaughn Funches in 2002.


In 2011, Dwyane Wade was granted sole custody of his two children.


Dwyane Wade raises a nephew, the son of Dwyane Wade's sister Deanna.


On November 7,2018, Dwyane Wade became a father for the fourth time, when he and Union welcomed their daughter, who was born via surrogate.


Dwyane Wade's nicknames include D-Dwyane Wade and Flash, which was given to him by former teammate Shaquille O'Neal who would sing, "He's the greatest in the Universe", in reference to the Queen song of the same name from the 1980 film Flash Gordon.


Dwyane Wade had his own line of shoes with Converse named "The Wade" and a series of Sidekick phones known as the D-Wade Edition with T-Mobile.


Dwyane Wade was chosen by Jordan and debuted the Air Jordan 2010 during the 2010 NBA All-Star break.


Dwyane Wade was included in Time's list of the 100 most influential people of 2020.


In March 2021, when asked about Michael Jordan, Dwyane Wade stated that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.


On December 24,2008, Dwyane Wade purchased a new home for a South Florida woman whose nephew accidentally burned down the family home.


Dwyane Wade stated that he knew Stolzenberg previously and wished to add to his collection of Heat memorabilia.


Dwyane Wade is known for visiting other sick children, usually in private to avoid the media spotlight.


In September 2009, Dwyane Wade donated money from his foundation to keep the Robbins, Illinois public library from having to shut down.


Dwyane Wade handed library director Priscilla Coatney a $25,000 check in order to resurrect the building.


Dwyane Wade is a Christian and chose the number 3 throughout most of his career because it represents the Holy Trinity.


Dwyane Wade served as a minister during her final prison sentence in 2002 and 2003.


Dwyane Wade was ordained as a Baptist minister in January 2007 and formed the non-denominational Temple of Praise Binding and Loosing Ministry in Chicago.


In May 2008, Dwyane Wade purchased a church building for his mother's ministry.


In 2019, Dwyane Wade appeared as a guest judge on season 14 of America's Got Talent alongside wife Gabrielle Union.


In 2021, it was said that Dwyane Wade will be the host of The Cube, which is currently aired on TBS.


In July 2020, Dwyane Wade tweeted in support of Nick Cannon, who was fired from ViacomCBS after making racist remarks and endorsing antisemitic conspiracy theories.