Dwyane Wade might be a basketball phenom, but one thing is certain, he is a father first.
The leader of the Miami Heat and eight -time NBA All-Star is gearing up to release his first book, ‘A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball”, which is set to detail his life as a baller, but more importantly it focuses on fatherhood, detailing his personal experiences growing up as a product of a single parent home to now serving a single parent to his two sons, Zaire and 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,”said Wade.
“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. While my basketball career has brought me many rewards – including an NBA Championship in 2006 and an Olympic Gold Medal in the 2008 Summer Games, my children are the two greatest gifts of my life.”
Wade is spilling the tea on everything from his vicious custody battle and divorce from his ex-wife Siovaughn, as well as his mother’s addiction to drugs and growing up in Chicago among gangs, drug dealers and police raids.
‘A Father First’ will be released on September 4, 2012.
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