Did You Know? Dwyane Wade was born and raised in IllinoisMiami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade grew up in Illinois. Before winning two National Basketball Association Championships, Wade played basketball at Harold L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn, a suburb of Chicago.

Wade played for the University of Marquette for two seasons before being drafted fifth by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft. In 2006, he was named NBA Finals MVP after securing his first NBA Championship. Six years later, Wade obtained his second NBA Championship after teaming up with Lebron James and Chris Bosh in 2010.

Although Wade is prominently known for his success on the court, he has also become involved in the community through the Wade’s World Foundation which he established in 2004. Through his foundation, Wade helps out a number of communities throughout the country.

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