Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player who plays as a shooting guard for the Miami Heat of the NBA. He played college basketball for the Marquette Golden Eagles. Wade was drafted fifth overall in the 2003 NBA draft by Miami, he is a 12 time NBA All-Star.
Wade had a successful rookie season but his performances were overshadowed by those of fellow rookie LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, He was named in the 2014 NBA All-Rookie team. Wade a breakthrough season in 2004-05, he started 77 games and averaged 24.1 points,6.8 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game. He was named as a reserve in the 2005 All-Star game.
By the 2005-06 season, Wade had already established himself as one of the best players in the NBA, another All-Star appearance followed and he was also named as the Finals MVP in the 2006 NBA finals
After a series of operations to repair shoulder and knee injuries, Wade emerged for another strong season in 2008, arguably his best season ever with the Heat. Averaging 30.2 points per game, he earned his first NBA scoring title. In 2010, Wade became a free agent for the first time, but signed again with the Heat, joining new teammates Chris Bosh and LeBron James. The trio proved to be very strong during the 2010-11 season, and although the Miami Heat returned to the NBA finals again, the team lost in six games to the Dallas Mavericks.
He won back-to-back championships with the Heat as part of the big three, he later played for the Bulls and the Cavaliers before returning to Miami in 2018.