Struggles and Sucesses of NBA Player, Dwyane Tryone Wade Jr., a.k.a. D-Wade

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Dwyane Tryone Wade Jr., identified as “D-Wade,” was born on January 17, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois. After his birth, Dwyane’s parents, Dwyane Sr. and Jolinda Wade, divorced; his mother was given guardianship of the two younger children, Wade and Tragil, his five years old sister. Wade's life changed when, at eight years of age, he was tricked by his sister. She told him they were going to the movies, but they went to a dissimilar South Side neighborhood in which Wade stayed with his father. The move guided him away from the perilous area he had lived with his mother. When Wade's father moved to Robbins, Illinois, Wade's new atmosphere allowed him to play basketball with his stepbrothers, new friends, and father. At Harold L. Richards High…show more content…
Wade decided to relinquish his senior year and enter the 2003 NBA draft. He was selected by the Miami Heat with the fifth overall pick. In his first year with the Heat, he averaged 16.2 points, 4.5 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game; he was unanimously selected to the 2004 NBA All-Rookie team. When Shaquille O'Neal was traded to the Heat, Wade's stats increased to a new average of 24.1 points and 6.8 assists per game. In the 2006, Wade gave an extraordinary performance in the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. In the third game, he scored 42 points and made 13 rebounds, helping the Heat conquer the Mavericks by two points. His 36 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists in the sixth game provided him the thrust to become the NBA Finals MVP. After operations to repair shoulder and knee injuries, Wade emerged for another strong season in 2008. In 2010, Wade became a free agent, but stayed with the Heat joining new teammates Chris Bosh and LeBron James. The trio has proved to be very strong and have made it to three consecutive NBA Finals, but lost the 2010-2011 Finals. In 2012, the Heat returned to the finals, but with a victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder. This was Wade's second NBA Championship win, but the first for Chris Bosh and LeBron James. In the 2012-2013 season, the Heat returned and beat the San Antonio Spurs in seven games. This victory is the second consecutive NBA Finals win
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