Dwyane Wade is a former professional basketball player , born on January 17, 1982, in Chicago, Illinois, United States . He holds American nationality and played in the NBA . Wade's partners during his basketball career included LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul . He is married to actress Gabrielle Union , and together they have a daughter, Kaavia James Union Wade . Wade also has three other children: Zaire Wade, Zaya Wade, and Xavier Zechariah Wade .
Wade attended Harold L. Richards High School and later went on to Marquette University . Throughout his career, Dwyane Wade received numerous awards and honors, including NBA champion, NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, 1st NBA All-Star Team, NBA All-Star Game MVP, Most Valuable Player in the NBA, 2nd and 3rd All-Star Team, 1st and 2nd Defense All-Star Team, and Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year .
Dwyane Wade is also known by the nickname "Flash" . He is the son of Dwyane Wade Sr. and Jolinda Wade .