|Full name||Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr.|
|Nickname||D-Wade, Flash, WOW, Pookie, Father Prime|
|birthday||17th January 1982 (age 38)|
|place of birth||Chicago , Illinois , United States|
|NBA draft||2003 , 5th pick, Miami Heat|
|Clubs as active|
|2003–2016 Miami Heat 2016–2017 Chicago Bulls 2017–2018 Cleveland Cavaliers 2018–2019 Miami Heat
|National team 1|
|2004-2008||United States||100 games|
|1 As of April 11, 2019|
Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. (born January 17, 1982 in Chicago , Illinois ) is a retired American basketball player who was active in the NBA from 2003 to 2019 , including 14 years with the Miami Heat , from which he was also drafted . With the Heat, Wade won the NBA championship three times, the Finals MVP Award once , and was elected to the All-Star Team 13 times . After two brief stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls , Wade switched back to the Heat in 2018, with great media interest, where he played the last season of his career.
Wade is first on the heat's all-time leaderboard in games played, points scored, assists, steals, and throws transformed. He was considered one of the best players in the NBA during his playing days and is now counted among the best shooting guards of all time.
Early years and personal matters
Wade was born in 1982 on the South Side of Chicago . His parents are Dwyane Sr. and Jolinda Wade. They divorced shortly after Wade was born. Wade then grew up in Robbins with his stepmother and father, who played a key role in making Wade a professional basketball player. Wade's childhood role model was basketball superstar Michael Jordan . In 2002, Wade married his girlfriend Siovaughn, but separated from her again in 2009. There are two children from the relationship. He has been married to actress Gabrielle Union since the end of August 2014 .
Wade attended Harold L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn , Illinois , where he played for the basketball team. In his sophomore year he barely got any playing time there, while Demetris McDaniel, his stepbrother, was the star of the team. In his junior year he got considerably more playing time and scored 20.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. In the following season Wade achieved an average of 27 points and 11 rebounds per game. His team won 24 out of 29 games and reached the final. He set new school records for points (676) and steals (106) in one season. Even so, Wade only got offers from three colleges after high school , Marquette University , Illinois State University and DePaul University , which was due to his sub-optimal grade point average.
College (2000 to 2003)
Wade decided to play college basketball for Marquette University in Milwaukee , Wisconsin . In Wade's freshman year, he was not allowed to play with the team due to an NCAA rule that required a certain grade performance. Wade therefore looked for tuition to improve his grades and to get the right to play. After he succeeded in doing this, he was granted the right to play and in 2001 and 2002 he achieved an average of 17.8 points per game. So he led the team and was league leader in steals with 2.47 per game. Marquette ended that season with 25 games won and 7 lost, making the season the best Marquettes since the 1993/94 season. In the 2002/03 season Wade increased again and averaged 21.5 points per game, Marquette won their first and only Conference USA championship with 27 won and 6 lost games. That season, Wade led the Golden Eagles to the Final Four , for the first time since winning the 1977 NCAA Division I Basketball Championship. After that season, the Associated Press named him to the All-America First Team , making Wade the first Marquette basketball player since 1978 who managed to do so.
NBA (since 2003)
First years and winning the championship (2003 to 2006)
In the 2003 NBA Draft , the Miami Heat selected Wade as the 5th pick. It was Marquette University's highest draft pick that was ever chosen in the NBA draft . He has since played for Miami. In his first season he was voted the third best rookie in the league because of his 16.2 points, 4.5 assists and 4 rebounds per game , with only LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony ahead of him . After a slow start with only five wins out of 20 games, the Miami Heat finished the season with 42 wins and thus qualified for the NBA playoffs. In the playoffs, the Heat managed to prevail in the first round in seven games against the New Orleans Hornets , but the team then failed in the second round in six games against the Indiana Pacers .
Even before the 2004/05 season, the Miami Heat strengthened with Shaquille O'Neal , one of the most famous centers of the NBA. This was an immense strengthening for Wade's team. Miami was able to improve by 17 wins this season and finished them with 59 wins as the best team in the Eastern Conference. In the first two rounds of the NBA playoffs, Miami was able to prevail without major problems in four games each against the New Jersey Nets and the Washington Wizards . In the Eastern Conference Finals, however, the team had to admit defeat to the Detroit Pistons after seven games .
Thanks to his achievements on the field, Dwyane Wade became one of the most famous players in the NBA and was elected to the All-Star Team for the second time. In February 2006 he was voted All-Star-Game-Starter by the fans and nominated for the “Playstation Skills Challenge” at the All-Star-Weekend, which he won in a record time of 26.1 seconds. The regular season he was able to complete with 27.2 points, 6.7 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.95 steals per game.
Wade on the cover of Five
In 2006, Dwyane Wade and his team were able to prevail against the Detroit Pistons in contrast to the previous year and move into the NBA Finals, where they met the Dallas Mavericks with Dirk Nowitzki . The first two games went to the Mavericks, but then the Miami Heat won four games in a row. In the third game Dwyane Wade scored 42 points and got 13 rebounds, in the fifth game he continued with 43 points. In the sixth and decisive game, Wade was able to prove his class again thanks to 36 points. His achievements were recognized with the NBA Finals MVP trophy.
Injury problems and moderate success (2006 to 2008)
In the summer of 2006, Wade extended his contract for three years with the Miami Heat. In addition, he received the "ESPY Award" given by the American sports television broadcaster ESPN as the best player in the NBA.
Wade had to sit out 31 games in the 2006/07 season due to injury. In February 2007 the fans voted him an All-Star-Game-Starter again and successfully defended his title in the “Playstation Skills Challenge”. The Miami Heat made it to the NBA playoffs despite Wade's injury problems, in which, however , they had to admit defeat to the Chicago Bulls in four games in the first round . Due to a double operation on his knee and shoulder, Wade missed all preparation for the 2007/2008 NBA season .
The worst season in the history of the Miami Heat had a lot to do with the injury problems of Dwyane Wade, who was not fit enough to play a professional basketball game of the NBA after a long break until November 14, 2007. Since he was still complaining of pain, he decided together with the Heat to also suspend the last 21 games of the season and undergo an operation that made him fit again for the coming season.
Time after Shaquille O'Neal (2008 to 2010)
In good health again, Dwyane Wade came back to the starting line-up for the Miami Heat this season. That he had recovered, he showed on February 22, 2009 in a game against Orlando Magic with 50 points, five rebounds and five assists. At the end of the season he was the top scorer in the league with an average of 30.2 points per game.
In the 2008/2009 season, Dwyane Wade was elected to his sixth All-Star Game, in which he was voted MVP of the game thanks to 28 points, 11 assists, 6 rebounds and 5 steals. He was able to end the season with an average of 26.6 points, 6.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.1 blocks per game. With 47 wins, the team reached the playoffs, but had to leave the tournament after five games against the Boston Celtics .
The "Big Three" Era (2010-2016)
On July 7, 2010, Dwyane Wade extended his contract in Miami and the team was additionally strengthened with LeBron James and Chris Bosh .
On March 27, 2011, this trio managed to get each over 30 points and ten rebounds. This hadn't happened in the NBA since 1961. The Heat reached the NBA Finals that year, but lost in six games against the Dallas Mavericks . Wade finished the six games in the finals averaging 26.5 points, 7 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. In the whole playoffs he was able to achieve an average of 24.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists.
After being weak at the beginning of the 2010/11 season, the 2011/12 season started better. Miami could end the season with 46 wins with only 20 defeats and they finished second in the Eastern Conference. In the playoffs Wade was able to improve again, he had scored 23.8 points per game after the second round, while it had only been enough for 22.1 in the regular season. The personal highlight was the sixth and decisive game against the Indiana Pacers , in which he scored 41 points, 26 of which were from the first half. Those 26 points were a new record for most points scored in the first half in a playoff game for Wade. In the Conference Finals Miami was able to prevail in seven games against the Boston Celtics and in the 2012 NBA Finals in five games against the Oklahoma City Thunder . In 2012/13 , Wade and Miami were crowned NBA champions again. This time they prevailed in the finals against the San Antonio Spurs with 4: 3. In the following season, Miami lost to the Spurs in the final with 1: 4. In July 2014, he speculated about a move to another NBA team, but later extended his contract with Miami for two more years. The era of the Big-Three was ended by the move from LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers . Bosh, on the other hand, stayed with the Heat, but without James one could not build on earlier successes. In addition, health problems prevented Bosh from more missions, so that Wade often had to lead the team alone. In 2015 the playoffs were missed. In 2016 you reached the conference semi-finals of the playoffs with an aged calf.
Moved to the Chicago Bulls (2016-2017)
In the summer of 2016, Wade decided to leave the Heat after 13 years and move to his hometown of Chicago for the Chicago Bulls . He signed a two-year contract worth 47 million with the Bulls. At the Bulls, Wade played alongside all-stars Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo , where he held the shooting guard position. Wade reached with the Bulls at the end of the season in eighth place in the playoffs, where they played in the first round against the Boston Celtics . As part of a buyout, the Bulls parted ways with Wade before the 2017/2018 season, although his contract would have tied him for another year.
Joined the Cleveland Cavaliers (2017)
On September 28, 2017, Wade's move from the Chicago Bulls to the Cleveland Cavaliers was announced. Here he meets his former teammate LeBron James . Wade signed a one-year contract worth $ 2.3 million.
The Cleveland Cavaliers had a strong start to the season with their superstar-packed team. In mid-December, however, began a sustained decline with seven defeats from ten games, which brought them from first place to free fall. The media repeatedly suspected internal discrepancies as the cause. The bottom line was only third place in the Eastern Conference at the halfway point of the season with 31 wins from 53 games. For Wade personally, the Cavaliers didn't go so well anymore. In an average of 22 minutes per game, he achieved an average of only 11.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists, all of which were his worst career values so far. On the last trade day of the midseason, there was a radical change in Cleveland, as a result of which Wade, Isaiah Thomas and Derrick Rose changed clubs.
Return to the Miami Heat (2018)
On February 8th, Dwyane Wade signed a one-year contract with his old love, the Miami Heat, and already celebrated his acclaimed comeback on February 10th, 2018 when he beat the Milwaukee Bucks (91:85). On April 9, 2019, Wade was bid farewell before his final game in Miami. On April 10, 2019, Wade ended his active basketball career after losing 94: 113 at the Brooklyn Nets . In his last game he managed a triple-double with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
National team (2004 to 2008)
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens , Wade played for the United States national team and won bronze with the team.
At the World Cup in Japan , Wade played together with his NBA colleagues LeBron James, Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony for the US team, which only came home with a bronze medal after a defeat against Greece in the semifinals, just as at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens .
In 2007 Dwyane Wade could not compete for the American national basketball team at the "FIBA Americas Championship for Men 2007" due to a double operation on his knee and shoulder. Wade also missed the complete preparation for the 2007/2008 NBA season . After months of rehabilitation and recovery, he won the gold medal with the US national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and contributed 27 points in the final against Spain .
Records, successes and awards
- Top scorer in the 2008/2009 season
- NBA Champion: 2006, 2012, 2013
- NBA Finals MVP: 2006
- First Team: 2009, 2010
- Second team: 2005, 2006, 2011
- Third Team: 2007, 2012, 2013
- Second team: 2005, 2010
- NBA All-Rookie First Team : 2004
- 13-time NBA All-Star: 2005-2016, 2019
- NBA All Star Game MVP: 2010
- NBA All-Star Skills Challenge Winner: 2006, 2007
- Sport Awards: 2008 (first place)
- Bronze medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympics with Team USA
- Bronze medalist at the 2006 FIBA Basketball World Cup with Team USA
- 2006 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year
- Gold medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with Team USA
- NBA Community Assist Award : 2013
- Record for most free throws converted in a game in the NBA Finals : 21 (drawn up against the Dallas Mavericks on June 18, 2006)
Wade donates frequently, such as around Christmas 2008 when he gave a new home to a family whose house burned down, or on September 11, 2009 when he donated $ 25,000 to a library to keep it alive.
- Official website
- Dwyane Wade - player profile on NBA.com
- Official website of the Miami Heat
- Dwyane Wade - player profile on basketball-reference.com
- Dwyane Wade - player profile on 82games.com
- Dwyane Wade
- Dwyane Wade in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- ↑ usabasketball.com - All-Time USA Basketball Men's Roster // W ( Memento of the original from June 10, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ Dwyane Wade returns to the Heat ESPN
- ^ Brad Washington: Dwyane Wade's Rightful Place Among The NBA's Greatest Shooting Guards. April 10, 2019, accessed April 19, 2020 (American English).
- ↑ Dhruv Maniyar: Dwyane Wade - The NBA's 3rd Greatest Shooting Guard EVER. August 20, 2018, Retrieved April 19, 2020 (American English).
- ↑ John Dodds: Tom Crean talks about Dwyane Wade. (No longer available online.) Scout.com, June 22, 2006, archived from the original on November 29, 2014 ; accessed on April 24, 2012 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ Sean Gregory: Dwyane Wade's Rarefied Air. Time.com, June 21, 2006, accessed April 24, 2012 .
- ↑ Janine Rayord Rubenstein: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Are Married . In: people.com . August 31, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
- ↑ Dave Joseph, author, "Hometown Still Guides Wade," South Florida Sun-Sentinel , May 29, 2005
- ↑ Dwyane Wade ( Memento of the original from January 24, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , askmen.com. Accessed April 24, 2012.
- ↑ a b c d e Dwyane Wade's player biography , marquette.cstv.com. Accessed April 24, 2012 (English).
- ^ Amy Shipley, Schooled With Hard Knocks. The Washington Post , May 10, 2005, accessed April 24, 2012 .
- ↑ Player profile: Dwyane Wade ( Memento from June 16, 2008 in the Internet Archive ), Nbadraft.net
- ↑ a b c Dwyane Wade ( Memento of the original dated February 6, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , databasketball.com. Retrieved January 28, 2007.
- ↑ HEAT Select Dwyane Wade with the 5th Pick in NBA Draft. HEAT News, June 27, 2003, accessed April 19, 2012 .
- ↑ Miami Heat 2003-04 Game Log and Scores ( Memento of the original from October 12, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . databasebasketball.com, Accessed January 20, 2007.
- ↑ Historical overview - Miami Heat ( Memento of the original from February 3, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ Miami Heat News Archive 2004-05
- ↑ Miami Heat Games 2004–2005 ( Memento of the original from May 25, 2006 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ^ Wade Earns Skills Championship
- ↑ ESPN : Wade named NBA Finals MVP
- ↑ ESPN : BoxScore Heat vs. Magic, February 22, 2009
- ↑ NBA : All-Star Game 2010 Recap ( Memento of the original from March 25, 2012 on WebCite ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5290610
- ↑ LeBron leaves Cavs for Heat
- ↑ NBA : Bosh joins Heat ( Memento of the original from September 15, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ LeBron, Wade, Bosh each reached 30-point, 10-rebound mark in Heat win over Rockets
- ↑ Crowning moment. ESPN Sports, June 14, 2011, accessed April 22, 2012 .
- ↑ Zach Hille Country: Mavs win the NBA Championship. New York Times Sports, June 12, 2011, accessed April 22, 2012 .
- ↑ Steve Aschburner: It took awhile, but Heat roster - all of it-- now humming. (No longer available online.) NBA.com, May 25, 2012, archived from the original on May 28, 2012 ; accessed on May 25, 2012 (English). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ Miami wins NBA final 2012. In: FAZ. June 12, 2012, accessed January 30, 2013 .
- ↑ Dwyane Wade commits to Bulls, tells AP he's made 'right choice'
- ↑ a b Wade signs with Cavs to reunite with LeBron. In: ESPN.com. Retrieved September 29, 2017 .
- ^ Crisis meeting with the Cavaliers
- ↑ 2004 US Olympic Men's Basketball Team
- ↑ Upset special: Greece stuns US in FIBA semis
- ↑ Wade helps family displaced by fire. In: ESPN Sports. December 24, 2008, accessed April 12, 2012 .
- ↑ Evelyn Holmes: Dwyane Wade helps Robbins library. (No longer available online.) In: abc. abcNews, September 10, 2009, archived from the original on May 18, 2011 ; accessed on April 12, 2012 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Wade, Dwyane Tyrone junior (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||17th January 1982|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Chicago , Illinois , USA|