Dwyane Wade and his sons Zaire,10, and Zion,5, celebrate after the Miami ‘Heat’ triumphs over the Oklahoma City ‘Thunder.’ The championship comes after several years of hard work and diligence.


Wade started Game Five of the championships off with a bang. Dwyane scored several points in the first quarter, and finished the segment off with an amazing shot that set the ‘team up for victory. ‘Heat’ beat the ‘Thunder’ 121-106, making them the 2012 NBA champs.

The father of two recently penned a book about fatherhood called A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball.  Although he takes his basketball career seriously, Wade views fatherhood as his most important role. “The daily role I play in the lives of my two children is the single most significant undertaking of my life, and the job I take most seriously. While my basketball career has brought me many rewards – including an NBA Championship in 2006 and an Olympic Gold Medal in the 2008 Summer Games, my children are the two greatest gifts of my life,” says the champion.

Wade’s book is set to release on September 4, 2012. Visit the publisher’s website for details.

Photos: AP Photo/Lynne Sladky



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