Dwyane Wade: “I Got to the Place I Am in Life Because of an Image. An Image of Michael Jordan, an Image of Martin Luther King”

Published 12/19/2021, 12:38 PM EST


Dwyane Wade is the latest player to release his memoir after Scottie Pippen. The photo memoir titled Dwyane is the icing on the cake for Wade’s fantastic career and it talks about his final years in the NBA as photos. A career comprising three NBA championships and 13 all-star selections.

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Bob Metelus, who has been capturing Dwyane Wade for a decade, has taken most of the photos in the memoir of Dwyane Wade. He also had directed the 2020 documentary D.Wade: Life Unexpected.

Dwyane Wade talks about Michael Jordan and his memoir:

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Dwyane Wade’s photo memoir has been released, which was his dream for a long time. According to Wade, releasing his memoir has been the final chapter to end his fantastic career.

When asked about the photos in his memoir and the inspiration behind them, Wade talked about how he wants to represent an image. He wants to be an image like Michael Jordan and Martin Luther King Jr.

Dwyane Wade talked about his inspiration for the photos. “I got to the place that I am in life because of an image. An image of Michael Jordan, an image of Martin Luther King, an image of someone doing great things. So I wanted to become an image.”

Dwyane Wade as a player:

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D Wade started his playing career as the 5th overall in the 2003 draft and was signed up by Miami Heat. He became a regular starter for Miami by his second season and won his first NBA championship in the 2005-06 season. In his first NBA finals, he recorded the third-highest scoring average by a player with 34.7 points and was presented with the Finals MVP award.

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 1: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat controls the ball against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on April 1, 2019. (Staff Photo By Christopher Evans/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) (Photo by Christopher Evans/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images)

Dwyane Wade faced an injury crisis that caused him to miss 31 games. He made his roaring comeback to the game in the 2008-09 season and he became the first player in the NBA to score at least 2,000 points, 500 assists, 100 steals, and 100 blocks in a single season.

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LeBron James and Chris Bosh signed for the Heat in the 2010-11 season which laid the foundation for the “Big Three” era. Miami Heat won consecutive NBA championships in the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Dwyane Wade retired with 22 points per game, 4.7 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game.

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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