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Dwyane Wade Continues to Make an Impact Outside of Basketball and Just Received a Notable Recognition

We all know that Dwyane Wade had an impressive NBA career and will be in the Hall of Fame one day. Wade impacted the game in many ways, and he was a fearless competitor.

Now that he’s no longer playing, he continues to impact many people’s lives and serves as an inspiration to many as well.

Dwyane Wade had an NBA career to remember

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Wade spent 17 years playing in the NBA. He evolved into one of the NBA greats, and his career was very impressive. He won three NBA championships, all with the Miami Heat, and he has other notable accolades on his resume. Early in his career, Wade made a name for himself, and he was the face of the Heat franchise. He helped the Heat win their first NBA title in franchise history in 2006, and he was named the Finals MVP.

On the court, Wade was a complete player. He knew how to score and make big-time plays. Wade was a high-level defender as well and did not back down from anyone. During his career, he was also in the conversation of top players in the league. He impacted the game so much when he was on the court, and he would always find a way to put his team in the best position to win games. One notable moment in his career is when LeBron James and Chris Bosh came to Miami to team up with him. That team was one of the best teams ever assembled.

They went on to win the title in 2012 and 2013, which gave Wade his second and third titles with the Heat. Wade has made numerous All-NBA teams, All-Defensive teams, and All-Star teams. You can’t mention the Heat without talking about Wade and what he did for that franchise. During his final NBA season, he had a farewell tour where many teams around the league paid their respects to Wade and the great career that he had. As a fan, you never want to see players like Wade retire because they meant so much to the NBA. But everything must come to an end, and Wade ended his career on a good note. It wasn’t long before the Heat retired Wade’s No. 3 jersey, and he will forever hang up at American Airlines Arena.

Dwyane Wade making an impact as a parent

During his NBA career, Wade did not just focus on basketball. He used his platform to make other people aware of different issues occurring throughout the world. Wade knew that he had a bigger purpose than just playing basketball, and he took advantage of that. Wade has shown, especially the past few years, the amazing support of his daughter Zaya. he has shown how parents play such an important role in their child’s life, and showing that they accept their child for who they are goes a long way in the child’s life.

The love and support that Wade and Gabrielle Union have shown for Zaya are remarkable. Wade has not been afraid to speak out about accepting his daughter for who she is, and he has encouraged others to do the same for their children. 

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union recognized as part of the world’s 100 most influential people

During an ABC broadcast, Wade and Union talked about how watching their children live freely has been a rewarding experience. “We’re inspired by our kids,” Wade said. “The way they look at us, the way they look to us for leadership and guidance, for their moments of bravery.” Their love and support have been noticed by people all over the world.

Now the two are some of the most influential people in the world. Receiving an honor like that is something they will never forget. As a former NBA player, Wade knows how important it is to impact your team positively, that’s something that he continues to do in life, and the world is taking notice.