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 School in Oak Lawn, Wade worked hard to earn time on the varsity basketball court his junior year. After improving his ball-handling skills and outside game, Wade emerged as the basketball team's star. In his junior year, he averaged 20.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. His success continued in his senior year in which he was averaging 27 points and 11 rebounds per game, but due to his poor grades, he was only recruited by three college basketball programs.
Wade chose to attend Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Although he was not entitled to play because of low academic scores, head coach Tom Crean took him. That meant that he had to sit out the 2000-01 season, but he was still allowed to attend school and practice with the team. In his sophomore year, he averaged 17.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. The team's record that season was 26-7. Wade's junior year, he led Marquette to the school's first Conference USA championship, and a return to the Final Four since 197...

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...ption of learning the significance of family and how that approach has impacted every portion of Wade's life and profession. He sees that he is a enhanced basketball player and team member because of his loyalty to family and predominantly to his sons.
I learned from my research that no matter what circumstance you are faced with, there is always a way through. You just have to stay strong and stay close to the people who you love and care the most about you. That is precisely what Dwyane Wade did. He used basketball as a way to keep himself together (for the most part) and to keep moving no matter what state of affairs he had to deal with from his childhood to college, to his NBA career, to his marriage, to his divorce, and finally to his custody battle. Just stay positive, treat everyone with respect, and be patient. Your time will come for your trial to be over.