Talk:Dwyane Wade

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2003 Final Four[edit]

The article says nothing about Kentucky being without star player Keith Bogans. 216.206.219.21 (talk) 14:29, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Untitled[edit]

ESPN reports that Dwyane Wade will remain in Miami. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.151.34.181 (talk) 18:07, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Free Agency[edit]

new information is needed about his current free agency —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.156.1.83 (talk) 21:36, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Personal life[edit]

I removed the following from personal life, since it is very out of date. (Wade filed for divorce a while ago.) I'll keep the paragraph here for now, since it still contains some useful information and sources. Zagalejo^^^ 22:39, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Wade is married to his high school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches who was his first and only serious girlfriend. Wade and his wife also have two sons: Zaire Blessing Dwyane Wade (February 4, 2002) and Zion Malachi Airamis Wade (May 29 2007).[1][2] The pair were able to maintain their relationship despite Funches, who is a year older than Wade, leaving to enroll at Eastern Illinois University during Wade's senior year of high school.[1] In February 2002, the couple were married, and at the beginning of Wade's final year of college (Fall 2002), Funches transferred to Marquette.[1] In September 2007, it was rumored that Wade had split with Funches after five years of marriage.[3] On May 1, 2008, during an appearance on Inside the NBA, TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith asked Wade about his rumored involvement with Star Jones. Wade responded, stating, "We're good friends...that's all, just friends."[4] Wade has also been linked with actress Gabrielle Union.[5]
This information should be updated and readded as soon as possible.--Jackyd101 (talk) 23:06, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
I've updated it. Zodiiak (talk) 19:14, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

GA Reassessment[edit]

This discussion is transcluded from Talk:Dwyane Wade/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the reassessment.

This article has been reviewed as part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/Project quality task force. I believe the article is brilliant, currently meets the criteria and should remain listed as a Good article. The article history has been updated to reflect this review. Regards,--Jackyd101 (talk) 17:30, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

  • It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS):
The prose is OK, 7/10.
  • It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
  • It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
  • The material about his wife and children listed on the talk page should be updated and readded immediately.
  • "as a result of academic problems." - which were?
  • It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    a (fair representation): b (all significant views):
  • It is stable.
  • It contains images, where possible, to illustrate the topic.
    a (tagged and captioned): b (lack of images does not in itself exclude GA): c (non-free images have fair use rationales):
  • Overall:
    a Pass/Fail:

I agree with the assessment of the prose. I will undertake a re-write of the entire page to make a push for A-level. Any feedback from the moderator or the community-at-large would be helpful. I'm a good proofreader, but I can always stand to improve. RHarnden86 (talk) 02:34, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Also, I've removed the preceding comment from this talk page, which had nothing to do with the subject. I have located some information regarding Wade's academic eligibility issue from his first year at Marquette. RHarnden86 (talk) 04:35, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Philanthropy[edit]

I was wondering about the section that talks about his son TJ White. Why is this under philanthropy? The writing seems like something someone added in erroneously. There is no link to verify it and I'd never heard about TJ White. Does anyone know about this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.117.246.185 (talk) 19:57, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

He is mentioned on the new song by Jay-Z - i guess I'm the first person to notice that. But his name is pronounced D-Wayne or D'Wayne - perhaps update the pronunciation section to reflect this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.153.104.50 (talk) 14:22, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Draft[edit]

Dwyane Wade was not drafted in 22nd overall in 1985. He was drafted 5th overall in 2003. Consider changing that please. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.94.107.211 (talk) 22:22, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

1985 to the present,how is that possible? Yes it was 5th overall 2003. I have proof that the 22nd pick in the 1985 NBA Draft was Jerry Reynolds was picked by the Milwaukee Bucks.--Bellsprout723d (talk) 03:27, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

This was fixed a long time ago; the version that the IP saw was much different (and probably vandalized to display wrong information). Dabomb87 (talk) 03:34, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Height[edit]

2, 84 m? Robert Wadlow is a tallest person in history (2, 72 m). What is this?

--Jolo Buki Original (talk) 14:17, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Edit request from Roheed96, 7 July 2010[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} In the 2003-2004 Rookie year it says that He defeated the New Orleans Hornets 4-3 in the first round series. It should say the Charlotte Hornets(New Orleans Hornets) It would make people confused

Roheed96 (talk) 01:30, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

According to New Orleans Hornets, that name has been used since 2002 - so wouldn't it confuse, rather than clarify? The wikilink offers further info if required. I'll leave this request here, see what others think.  Chzz  ►  02:03, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
Agreed, would only serve to confuse readers. - X mark.svg Not done. SpigotMap 12:51, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Wade is still a free agent[edit]

Please stop changing it. Yes, Wade is going to re-sign with Miami, but it's not official until he signs, which hopefully will happen tomorrow. July 8 is the earliest date. We're dealing with the same thing at the LeBron James article. Enigmamsg 23:34, 7 July 2010 (UTC) Wade's statement on Miami Heat website states that he joined the team. It is prudent to include this information. Kc27 (talk) 03:49, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Edit requested[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} I think it might be worth mentioning his recent comments about the world trade center, and his comparing it to the heat losing a couple games in a row...maybe it's not noteworthy but I thought I'd get a second opinion. http://espn.go.com/blog/sportscenter/post/_/id/67677/steve-levy-dwyane-wade-has-it-wrong he has since apologized

You need to say specifically what you want to add (from the template This template may only be used when followed by a specific description of the request, that is, specific text that should be removed and a verbatim copy of the text that should replace it. "Please change X" is not acceptable and will be rejected; the request must be of the form "please change X to Y".). Cheers! Mauler90 talk 01:02, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
@Mauler90 I'm sorry I completely misunderstood.

{{editsemiprotected}} I think that the sentence "Wade created controversy when he said that the media would equate the Miami Heat losing 2 or 3 games in a row to the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. Wade has since apologized." Should be added in to the section about the Miami Heat post Lebron and Bosh signings. http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nba/news/story?id=5391960

I'm very uneasy about this. Yes, it caused a stir in the media, but we don't need to document every profound comment a high-profile athlete makes. Dabomb87 (talk) 04:05, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
@dabomb87 Okay thank you...I just wanted a second opinion but I see where you're coming fromJahnTeller07 (talk) 15:22, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
Per above discussion, marking as Not done:. Dabomb87 (talk) 20:31, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Pronunciation of Name[edit]

Someone should add a pronunciation of his first name. Anyone who looks at the spelling of his first name will think it's pronounced DWI-ANE, when it's really pronounced DWANE. Perhaps also mention that the spelling may be due to the possibility of his parents being illiterate, but perhaps not, since that is speculation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.254.60.211 (talk) 09:23, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

This. Whatever the reason for the bizarre spelling, it's unique enough that it deserves to be mentioned—ideally with a reference stating why his parents either chose to spell his name like that, or failed to spell it another way. 72.21.131.202 (talk) 20:36, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
Done, if not ideally. I have no idea why his name is spelled that way, but I located a video where the announcer introduces him at 0:29. Sentence added to end of first paragraph, with reference. --Thnidu (talk) 01:10, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
Apparently he is Dwyane Jr. His grandmother misspelled the name of his father: http://www.yardbarker.com/nba/articles/dwyane_wades_grandma_botched_spelling_of_his_name/3640462 143.252.80.100 (talk) 15:06, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
Ok, the funny thing is that virtually none of his peers or sportscasters pronounce his name this way. They say "D-wayne". Bluepost22 (talk) 18:36, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Help![edit]

Hi my name is Anna and i am new here....can somebody please help me out here i don't know how to add facts about people on here...anybody know how?? (Miss. TeAmor) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Miss. TeAmor (talkcontribs) 19:59, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Most of the time, you just need to hit the edit tab. This article is semi-protected, which means you have to be an established user to edit it. What do you want to add? Zagalejo^^^ 01:52, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

CBA Negotiation Feud[edit]

A section needs to be added addressing Dwayne Wade's disagreement with the commissioner during the CBA Negotiations this october. They had a heated exchange which resulted in Dwayne Wade challenging Sterns authority. [1]

A whole section? I'm not really sure if this is of long-term significance. The reports are so vague, anyway. Zagalejo^^^ 04:29, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
(I stripped the ref of its formatting, btw, so that it can be read more easily on the talk page. Zagalejo^^^ 04:30, 20 October 2011 (UTC))

2010-2011 Season[edit]

Why is the 2010-11 section so outdated. It was a pretty significant year he and his team made it to the Finals, all the critics, awards for Wade. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.47.31.91 (talk) 00:07, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

No one has gotten around to expanding it yet. People write what they want to write, when they have the time. Zagalejo^^^ 01:14, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Edit request on 8 March 2012[edit]

Wade is also an avid supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and serves as an Ambassador for their Hoops for St. Jude basketball initiative. [6]

66.162.22.252 (talk) 22:23, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Done Thanks, Celestra (talk) 22:21, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

recent information[edit]

It seems like this article has not been updated recently. Maybe some of his 2012 season highlights should be added. Also that the Heat made it to the finals, and are at 2-1 as of now. Jcesena93 (talk) 09:16, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 19 June 2012[edit]

The Miami Heat went on to beat the Indiana Pacers in six games in the conference semifinals, and won the Eastern Conference Finals in seven games to beat the Boston Celtics. The Miami Heat are currently leading the Oklahoma City Thunder 2-1 in the NBA Finals. 2602:30B:82D2:6F89:C072:8076:3DA:6FD7 (talk) 15:03, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Reformatted for display. Dru of Id (talk) 15:23, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made.. Mdann52 (talk) 18:13, 19 June 2012 (UTC)


Edit request on 10 October 2012[edit]

On October 10, 2012, Dwyane Wade entered into an unrivaled partnership with Li-Ning, a leading sports footwear and apparel company based out of Beijing, China. It began the creation of the WADE brand with Dwyane Wade serving as chief brand officer and thus being heavily involved in the design and style decisions of the brand. The deal is rumored to be in the multimillions and last a few years into his retirement. Wade also received equity in Li-Ning in the deal. The first WADE shoe is expected to be released in Q1 2013 both in China and the United States.

[7]

He's dating Gabrielle Union[edit]

Someone add that in — Preceding unsigned comment added by 114.76.177.252 (talk) 08:30, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Done. --JamesAM (talk) 17:39, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Elias verification needed[edit]

In the section "Scoring titles and playoff defeats", there is a statement attributed to the Elias Sports Bureau concerning Wade and Wilt Chamberlain. The problem is that the link is dead and I can't find sources about this from Elias. Any help with an updated source would be great. [[D-free]] (talk) 19:13, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 January 2014[edit]

Please change "9x NBA All-Star (2005-2013)" to "10x NBA All-Star (2005-2014)" because Dwyane was recently elected to his 10th All-Star game appearance.

Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/allstar/2014/01/23/all-star-game-starters-kobe-bryant-lebron-james/4805017/

Dolphinheatfan (talk) 05:15, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

This change already done by another editor. RudolfRed (talk) 20:06, 24 January 2014 (UTC)