Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. (born January 17, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has established himself as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league. Wade had the top selling jersey in the NBA for nearly two years, leading the league in jersey sales from the 2005 NBA Playoffs, until the midpoint of the 2006–07 season. His first name is pronounced the same as the more common spellings “Dwayne” and “Duane”.

After entering the league as the fifth pick in the 2003 NBA draft, Wade was named to the All-Rookie team and the All-Star team the following eleven seasons. In his third season, Wade led the Miami Heat to their first NBA championship in franchise history. He was named the 2006 NBA Finals MVP as the Heat won the series 4-2 over the Dallas Mavericks. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Wade led the United States men’s basketball team, commonly known as the “Redeem Team”, in scoring, and helped them capture gold medal honors in Beijing, China. In the 2008–09 season, Wade led the league in scoring and earned his first NBA scoring title.

After LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined the Heat, Wade was part of Miami’s second championship win in the 2012 NBA Finals, when Miami defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder. He won his third NBA championship in 2013, when the Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals. In 2014, the Heat reached the Finals for the fourth consecutive year, but lost in five games to the San Antonio Spurs.


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Career highlights and awards
3× NBA champion (2006, 2012–2013)
NBA Finals MVP (2006)
11× NBA All-Star (2005–2015)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (2010)
2× All-NBA First Team (2009–2010)
3× All-NBA Second Team (2005–2006, 2011)
3× All-NBA Third Team (2007, 2012–2013)
3× All-Defensive Second Team (2005, 2009–2010)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2004)
NBA scoring champion (2009)
2× NBA Skills Challenge champion (2006–2007)
Miami Heat all-time leading scorer
Consensus first-team All-American (2003)
Third-team All-American – TSN (2002)
Conference USA Player of the Year (2003)
No. 3 retired by Marquette

Men’s basketball
Competitor for the United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Team competition
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens Team competition
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Japan Team competition