1. Biography

Born in Chicago in 1982, basketball superstar Dwayne Wade struggled to find stability during his early childhood years. With his mother addicted to drugs and many family members in gangs, he credits much of his success to his father, who moved him out of the harsh environment when he was nine. He did not see much court time on his high school basketball team until his junior year, after a four inch growth spurt put him at a distinct advantage over competitors. It was during that time that Wade‰Ûªs true affinity for the game began to emerge, and he began to set school and division records for points and steals.

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