Monday, January 4th, 2010 at 5:21 pm  |  20 responses

History Lesson

Dwyane Wade won’t forget.

Photo by Atiba Jefferson
Originally published in SLAM 127

Character makes Dwyane Wade a true superstar. In September, Dwyane got word that the library in Robbins, IL — his hometown in south suburban Chicago — was about to close its doors. He hopped on a flight and handed the library a check. Why? Because he grew up reading in that library. And education is what got him into Richard’s HS. His high school coach had connections with the Marquette basketball program, and Wade’s superstar career blossomed from there.

Never forgetting where you came from. That’s the stuff of heroes.

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  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    And we won’t forget Dwyane Wade!

  • http://www.TheShoeGame.com G-Roc@TheShoeGame

    Props to D Wade!

  • Official

    D-wade is one of the best!

  • SchW


  • LA Huey

    very cool

  • http://gmail.com sanjiv

    luv to dwade … showin respect for his hood

  • Zach

    Never forget where u came from. Props.

  • fizzrocket

    I just realized how huge his lips are :/ props to him though, that’s a pretty straight thing to do.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    flash needs to contend for a title

  • Flash

    immortal heart indeed!

  • Jim Henderson

    Wade is my favorite NBA player because he is a class person and an exciting player. Not a punk like Lebron.

  • BeeBopLIVE

    Humbleness personified

  • james

    koolaide lips

  • james

    i guess money solves all problems….like his herpes cream

  • mien

    dats my favorite player

  • Jason Thompson

    the most fundamentally sound, funniest, nicest, and best role model in the NBA. if only he had teammates who could play and help him win he could go down as one of the best ever.

  • http://none Jeje Oluwole William

    keep up the good work D. A true fan of yours from Nigeria in Africa writes. I love your play and humility.Please can your body tatooless.

  • Hayyan

    Wow, D surely has respect, should be respected, earned respect. That’s the kind of guy you look up to

  • http://slamonline.com NUPE

    wish we had more stories about players doing something positive. NBA cares commercials by the L are good and all, but more stories about what the individual players do on their own (like this one) instead of the ‘required’/sponsored events really helps shed light on their character. props to d-wade and many other players who do so much.

  • http://slamonline.com crada

    dwyane wade is the f!*king man