Dwyane Wade Height Weight Body Statistics

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Born Name

Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr.

Nick Name

Wade, Flash, D-Wade, The Flash

Dwyane Wade during a match of the 2016 NBA Playoff Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets
Dwyane Wade during a match of the 2016 NBA Playoff Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Wade studied at Harold L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn. Once he graduated from high school, Dwyane became wanted by three different college programs (Illinois State, DePaul University, Marquette University), but he decided to join Marquette University and play for coach Tom Crean.

In the first season at Marquette, Wade couldn’t play because of his bad academic degrees which were below the official standards set by NCAA. Eventually, Dwyane began playing in his sophomore year and won the Conference USA regular-season championship. After the season was over, Wade decided to forgo the rest of his college years and enter the 2003 NBA Draft instead.

Occupation

Professional Basketball Player

Family

  • Father – Dwyane Wade, Sr.
  • Mother – Jolinda Wade
  • Siblings – Darnell McDaniel (Brother), Tragil Wade (Sister), Demetris McDaniel (Brother), Kodhmus McDaniel (Brother), Deanna Wade (Sister)

Manager

Dwyane is signed with Henry Thomas.

Position

Shooting Guard

Shirt Number

3

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 4 in or 193 cm

Weight

100 kg or 220 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Dwyane Wade dated –

  • Siohvaughn Wade (1992-2010) Wade met Siohvaughn back in his high school days at Harold L. Richards High School and began dating her in 1992. After 9 years in a relationship, the couple engaged in June 2001 and married over a half-year later in February 2002. Dwyane and Siohvaughn had a really tough marriage and decided to separate in November 2007. After almost 3 years since they parted ways on June 25, 2010, they officially divorced. Together the ex-couple have two sons Zaire Blessing Dwyane (b. February 2002) and Zion Malachi Airamis (b. May 29, 2007).
  • Kelly Rowland (2007) In 2007, Dwyane was in a brief relationship with the singer Kelly Rowland.
  • Vanessa Simmons (2008) – RUMOR
  • Aja Metoyer (2011) – In 2011, D-Wade had an encounter with Aja Metoyer with whom he has a son Xavier Zachariah Wade (b. November 10, 2013).
  • Gabrielle Union (2009-Present) – In October 2009, D-Wade commenced dating the actress Gabrielle Union. Their romance went through a short break in 2011 because of Gabrielle’s acting career which led to an affair between her boyfriend Dwyane and Aja Metoyer. However, Union later admitted that it was her fault for putting her career over her relationship with D-Wade. The couple reunited briefly after the affair of Dwyane and engaged 2 years after on December 21, 2013. On August 30, 2014, Dwyane and Gabrielle crowned their relationship with a marriage in a ceremony held in Miami, Florida.
Dwyane Wade with Gabrielle Union on June 9, 2016 in New York
Dwyane Wade with Gabrielle Union on June 9, 2016 in New York

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Muscular Body
  • Ear piercing
  • Big lips
  • Smile

Measurements

Dwyane Wade’s body specifications may be –

  • Chest – 48 in or 122 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 15.5 in or 39.5 cm
  • Waist – 36 in or 91.5 cm
Dwyane Wade shirtless body
Dwyane Wade shirtless body

Shoe Size

15 (US)

Brand Endorsements

Dwyane has signed sponsorship contracts with Gatorade, Staples, Sean John, T-Mobile, Topps, Lincoln, Naked, The Collection, Hublot, Mission, Stance, Pepperidge Farm, The Tie Bar, Pahlmeyer, Converse (He had his own line of shoes named “The Wade”), Nike Jordan Brand (2009-2010 season) and Li-Ning (2012).

In 2006, he was seen in print ads for Card Geek card collectors website.

Religion

Wade is a devoted Christian. Since his high school days, he wears number 3 on his jersey because it represents the Holy Trinity.

Best Known For

Being one of the most explosive shooting guards of his generation. Wade is also known for being a three time NBA Champion with the Miami Heat (2006, 2012 and 2013).

First Basketball Match

Wade played his first NBA match on October 28, 2003 against Philadelphia 76ers. The Heat lost the game by 15 with the final result being 89-74. Wade spent 41 minutes on the court and contributed with 18 points, 4 assists, and 4 rebounds.

Strengths

  • Athleticism
  • Offensive moves (Euro Step)
  • Isolation
  • Technique
  • Fade Away Shots
  • Energy and Passion
  • Clutch

Weaknesses

Consistent Shots

First Film

As an actor, in 2012, Dwyane appeared in the movie What to Expect When You’re Expecting as Dwyane Wade.

First TV Show

Other than basketball matches itself, Wade has been seen in the TV show Tuesday Night with Ahmad in 2000 as himself (Dwyane Wade).

Personal Trainer

Dwyane has been recognized as one of the most athletic guards in the NBA. His vertical leap and first step explosion have been signature to his game style. It is very clear that D-Wade has been working really hard on both, on his athletic potential and skills with the ball which can be seen on the court. There are numerous videos of his workouts which can be seen on the following links –

Dwyane Wade Favorite Things

  • Food – Chicken and mashed potatoes
  • Musical Artist – 50 Cent, Jay-Z, R. Kelly
  • NBA Team Growing Up – Chicago Bulls
  • NBA Player – Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen
  • NFL Team – Chicago Bears
  • Movies – He Got Game (1998), Boomerang (1992), Love and Basketball (2000), Remember the Titans (2000)
  • Actor – Omar Epps, Denzel Washington
  • Restaurants – Home Run Inn Pizza, Harolds Chicken Shack, McDonald’s
  • Music – Rap, R&B
  • TV Show – Knight Rider (1982-1986)
  • Place to Visit – Italy
SourceHeatnation.com, Insidehoops.com
Dwyane Wade in a match against Orlando Magic on March 13, 2012
Dwyane Wade in a match against Orlando Magic on March 13, 2012

Dwyane Wade Facts

  1. As a kid, Wade idolized Michael Jordan.
  2. Wade stated that he had a really rough childhood, with his mom being on drugs and his family involved in gangs. He also was the witness of numerous police raids and has seen dead bodies in a trash can near his house.
  3. His parents parted ways when he was 4 months old. They divorced later.
  4. D-Wade’s mother was charged with dealing drugs and doing other crimes and served 23 months in prison. She finished her sentence on March 5, 2003, and on March 8, she witnessed D-Wade’s terrific performance in the Conference USA regular-season championship against Cincinnati when he scored 26 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished five assists.
  5. He played as a receiver in his high school football team.
  6. In the 2003 NBA Draft, “Flash” was selected as the 5th overall pick by the Miami Heat.
  7. He performed at the 2006 All-Star Game and made the game-winning shot for the East.
  8. Wade won the 2006 NBA Finals MVP award after in the finals, he averaged huge number of 34.7 points per game.
  9. On July 10, 2015, Dwyane extended his contract with the Heat for one more year. His deal was worth 20 million dollars.
  10. On July 6, 2016, D-Wade shifted to Chicago Bulls and on 15 July, penned a two-year contract worth 47.5 million dollars.
  11. He competed for USA’s national team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan. The Americans failed short in the semi-finals and could win only the bronze medal.
  12. He didn’t perform at the 2012 Olympic games in London because of a knee surgery.
  13. His nickname “Flash” was given by his ex-teammate Shaquille O’Neal who stated that Wade was one of the fastest and most explosive guards he has ever played with.
  14. Dwyane’s jersey was on top of the seller’s list during the 2006 NBA Playoffs.
  15. In 2005, D-Wade was part of the list of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People.
  16. In 2006, GQ Magazine chose Wade for the best dressed NBA player.
  17. He founded The Wade’s World Foundation in 2003 which has a supporting program for each organization that promotes education, social skills and health for children.
  18. In September 2009, he helped Robbins, Illinois public library to stay active by donating money from his foundation.
  19. He supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  20. In May 2008, Dwyane bought a church for his mother who became a Baptist minister in January 2007.
  21. Visit his official website @ dwyanewade.com.
  22. Follow D-Wade on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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