A Father First ~ How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball
~Wade told the Associated Press. “Mentally, I’ve been preparing for it for over a year now. To me, it’s bigger than that. For me, it shows a lot of people that you need to fight to be in your kids’ lives sometimes. You fight until you can’t fight any more. That’s all I was trying to be, a father in his kids’ lives.”
Ending a long and often-vengeful fight, a Chicago court has awarded Wade sole “care, custody and control” of his two sons in March 2011 after a long court battle with his ex-wife, who remains in the boys’ lives.
Wade was honored by the National Fatherhood Initiative, for his dedication to his two sons given the demands of being a professional athlete and single father. Earlier this season at All-Star weekend in Orlando, Wade headlined a roundtable discussion that was part of President Barack Obama‘s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative.