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After Forsaking 1 Dream for Zaya’s Happiness, Dwyane Wade Indulges in Intense Gym Session With 4 YO Daughter

Published 09/29/2023, 12:50 PM EDT

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Beyond his athletic achievements, Dwyane Wade’s devotion to his children establishes him as a noteworthy figure. His unwavering commitment to support his daughter Zaya Wade once saw him willingly sacrifice one of his ardent wishes. His love and support exemplify the true essence of fatherhood. Recently, the 3x champion shared an adorable clip of him supporting his little one.

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From the picture, it looks like the father is already rooting for his daughter’s success. Let’s take a look at the snippet.

Dwyane Wade shared a heart-melting snippet 


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Taking to his Instagram account, the athlete shared a snap of his morning workout session. However, the most fascinating part of the clip was Wade’s 4-year-old daughter Kaavia. While the champion is heard hyping up his daughter, she tries to dunk a ball. He kept encouraging her until she finally threw the ball down into the hoop. All the while, he was seen running on the treadmill. He shared this heartwarming moment on his Instagram story, as a lovely treat for the fans. The adorable one can be seen diligently following her father’s commands. Wade’s sweet exchange with Kaavia has endeared him to fans worldwide. Following this, he shared a few more snaps and snippets from his workout session. 

After Wade tied the knot with girlfriend Gabrielle Union in 2013, the duo welcomed their daughter Kaavia in 2018. The fans are always awestruck by the father-daughter duo’s uncanny resemblance.


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Gabrielle keeps sharing the adorable moments of her daughter with fans and her followers. Wade is also fulfilling his role toward her elder daughter Zaya Wade.


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Dwyane Wade’s sacrifice for daughter Zaya Wade

Wade’s public support for Zaya during her journey of self-discovery was heartwarming. It has also been a powerful statement of acceptance and love. But once, he spoke about a dream that he had for Zaya. Like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, he wanted to be an NBA dad. He wished Zaya to take on the same dream that once the young Dwyane dreamt of. Wade shared, “I have Zaya. LeBron has Bryce. Melo has Kiyan. All within a 2-3 week span,” he said, “All our kids gonna grow up hooping together. ‘Oh we on! Boy we gonna have 3 babies! We on!”


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While the Miami Heat legend spoke about his wish, he also shared that orchestrating dreams for another person’s life in such a manner was never right. With his actions, the legend keeps proving that he is the perfect role model for fathers everywhere.

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Written by:

Pritha Debroy


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Pritha is an NBA writer at Essentially Sports. She has long been a fan of the NBA and the Portland Trail Blazers. With prior experience in lifestyle writing, she aims to deliver a fair assessment of the happenings from the NBA world, both on and off the court.
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Caroline Joseph