Dwyane Wade details biggest accomplishment in his new book...and it doesn't involve basketball
Posted on 06 September 2012
Most of us may know Dwyane Wade for his basketball skills. But, the Miami Heat player who captured his second championship this year is making a name for himself in a different arena: the one known as parenting.
The father of two has recently published a book titled "Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball." In it, the NBA titan openly discusses the hardships he endured while growing up in Chicago, how he helped lead his team to championships and his success as a point guard for the Heat.
However, as impressive as his achievements may have been, Wade says that they pale in comparison to being a full-time parent. Six years ago, Florida courts granted him full custody of 10-year-old Zaire and 5-year-old Zion.
''As a child I grew up with aspirations to one day be a professional basketball player, and I am living that dream every day as a proud member of the Miami HEAT,'' Wade told People Magazine. "However, the daily role I play in the lives of my two children is the single most significant undertaking of my life, and the job I take most seriously.''
And, although the 30-year-old star says that his career on the court has made him a very happy man, he adds that his two boys are what bring him the most joy. In fact, he called his kids "the two greatest gifts of my life."
Did we also mention that, in addition to being a published author, dad, champion and basketball star, he's also a Good Samaritan? He recently joined forces with President Barack Obama to advocate Obama's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative, which emphasizes the importance of fathers playing a role in their kids' lives.
That being said, is there anything this Renaissance man doesn't do?