DWAYNE WADE ON “RAISING THE AMERICAN DREAM”

Star basketball player Dwayne Wade is a proud single father of two. In addition to raising his sons Zion,4, and Zaire,9, Dwayne fathers his nephew. In a recent interview with ABC News, Wade talked about fatherhood and the importance of men taking their rightful places as dads in the home.

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VIDEO:DWAYNE WADE TALKS FATHERHOOD

D-Wade rules.

“When you come in the house, you get out of your school clothes, [and] you put them in the hamper.  You put your shoes away, wash your face, [and] brush your teeth. It’s a list I want them to follow.”

Drop-offs.

“I was like one of the only dads doing a lot of drop-offs, and they called me Mr. Mom for a while.”

On the large number of single-mother homes in the African-American community.

“As men we have to get back in line to raise our families. [We have] to make sure that this country that we live in can continue to strive by raising great kids.”

Being a millionaire and raising kids.

“It’s not about how much money I have or don’t have. It’s about the time I’m willing to sit down across the table from my kids; and if they don’t get something right, [it’s about] helping them get it right.”

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Sarie

Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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