Dwyane Wade's 'A Father First'
NBA star pens memoir about being a single dad
- Duration 4:22
- Date Sep 10, 2012
NBA star pens memoir about being a single dad
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There's almost no end to the list of accomplishments -- wade can claim he's an eight time NBA all star.
A two time NBA champ and Olympic gold medalists but to Dwyane is most important role.
Is being father to his two young sons and is written about that experience in a brand new memoir titled.
A father first -- my life became bigger than basketball doing joins us form on every catch greats of each man me.
As we mentioned a time NBA all star won the titles won the gold you read about some deeply personal moments and some painful moments one on page 53 you're right about.
A police raid while -- at your home when you're young -- you're hiding under the bed the police pull you out.
Pulled a gun to your head tell them tell you to go find your mom this is a drug raid your mom had a drug problem.
Why write -- -- it's deeply personal.
And I guess at this felt.
And -- kind of you know ten years and some of the you know thirty -- -- destroy everything that I go to long life that I that I don't go for a reason I go to for -- Others are noted as kids out there and -- was similar situations I notice of bill's author of the -- with some situations and I was on the shared -- and I want to let them know them to all of this through all of that you still can be successful you still can do and be the person.
Want to be sort of semi personal experiences when -- -- The title of the book is something that happened actually you were at a marketing meeting with some -- right they wanted to going to go -- and and say something about themselves and outcomes.
I'm I'm a father first and everything else after that.
Being an NBA superstar.
Being someone who has endorsements all over the world how do you walk that walk.
A lot of players a lot of people who don't -- gets.
A lot of tension.
And the players who do eluded it gets -- attention and the reasons being because he's supposed to be a father this is none of the -- There's certainly X and celebrated for.
You know as a certainty we'll have to go do you know things -- I -- -- in my book so.
And I know you know some brotherhood and a lot of guys are great -- -- -- humbly and -- and to musicians of life.
-- the great phones and work.
Becoming a father you had to go through a brutal custody battle with -- now ex wife.
One in which she -- did you as an abusive husband as an abusive father -- even investigated by child.
Services three times three and number -- so essential to your life so important to you.
Was that the personal low for you ended that did have define what kind of father you wanted to be was that the -- -- -- I -- sole custody and I need to put them first.
It was -- -- -- of things over the years you know just meant to me Nelson.
I wanna see my kids and I was little point -- was in San -- was in the news -- won't.
And and it it killed -- on the side of me you know you don't plan in the NBA and -- and everyone thinks everything's going well and and I have a lot of things going all the -- -- is inundated funnel.
You know we're really matters to me in my mind and some suddenly died so.
His general point Weis couldn't take no more -- -- -- to -- for the health twentieth and it did all this was good for them and I want to put them in them but an environment.
Where you know they can have everything they need everything they won't but also environment where you know I felt I could facilitate -- relationship -- couldn't really be one who can co parent.
Now with the mother.
Throughout this book it's also clear that you of the consummate underdog and no people don't -- -- that way and in fact.
Quoting an article one of many such articles on the Internet about the Miami -- as they are composed today you are part of you join an exclusive sporting club the most hated teams in America that -- that -- -- second only to the New York Yankees.
Does that shoe fit for someone has been the underdog.
Your whole life.
That's a great not going to be any you know yeah you know we can say usually that bad behavior you know work being hated has been -- of this well.
You know you you had the they hate to -- You on the Esquire in this best dressed man on the planet several years why the pink pants has a -- -- -- Do you do you load up to the pink pants did you did you -- and could I pull them off I think anybody -- was confident of -- -- -- To see what the -- -- little white -- -- no time Michael.
Dark blue navy blazer I'm gonna do it you know to -- -- place.
The book is a father first how my life became bigger than basketball and it's a great read your great example for fathers out -- thank you thank you appreciate it.