Saturday, July 20th, 2013 at 2:34 pm  |  24 responses

Dwyane Wade’s Ex-Wife Staged Protest On Chicago Streets

Earlier this month, Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches, sued Wade over proceeds from his endorsements and promptly dropped the suit. After leaving a court hearing on Friday, Wade’s former wife staged a sit-in outside of the Daley Center in Chicago with an incriminating sign to protest for her rights as an ex-wife and the mother of Wade’s children. From the Chicago Sun-Times: “The ex-wife of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade on Friday took to the streets to get her side of the story told — literally sitting on the sidewalk outside the Daley Center with a sign. ‘NBA Miami Heat star, mother of his children on the streets,’ Siohvaughn Funches-Wade’s sign read. She said she was driven to the act after a frustrating several days in court this week, as the post-divorce saga between the one-time high-school sweethearts continues to play out. After a grueling week of court developments in which Funches-Wade sought to fire her attorney — her legal representation paid for by Wade, she has gone through 12 lawyers — and a week in which she was arrested by Circuit Court Judge Thomas Carr for appearing late in court, she’d had it. Leaving Friday’s hearing, Funches-Wade plopped down on a mat outside the downtown courts building, with her sign and her sister and mother at her side supporting her. ‘Dwyane Wade is offering to pay only some of what he owes me if I sign an agreement never again to discuss what happened in our marriage or with our children. I refuse,’ the ex-wife said. ‘I finally told Carr I just wanted to end the case and keep my freedom and my voice. I told him I didn’t want anything from Dwyane. The judge demanded the trial continue. I couldn’t believe it.’ Funches-Wade said the judge arrested her because she came to court late from taking a final exam at her law school program. Then, her lawyer went behind her back and dropped a lawsuit she filed against Wade over proceeds from the NBA champion’s endorsement deals, she maintained. She also claimed her lawyer negotiated a settlement agreement without consulting with her or gaining her permission. Her attorney, Michael Haber, could not be reached for comment. Haber earlier this month had filed a motion asking to leave the case, but ended up continuing on as her lawyer. He represents her both in criminal court and on the child custody case.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    why even inform us about this story?

  • ActionBronson

    This might be the most poorly written piece I’ve read on this site. Wow. Forget the paragraphs, let’s work on passive voice and run-on sentences. Awful.

  • danpowers

    i wont read the article and just comment to complain about your selection of headlines. come on guys…

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    What would you rather the headline say? “Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife acts crazy as hell in the streets of Chicago”….?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    You people are so damn redundant with these complaints. Slam didn’t write the article. They don’t control the punctuation or words there in. This has to set in sooner or later, y’all complain every damn day like a bunch of thoughtless robots.
    Copy and Paste: From the Chicago Sun-Times: start quote “The ex-wife ….. child custody case.” End quote. = entire article.
    All you need is the ability to read

  • danpowers

    nah, id rather read something basketball related. i really dont like reports about guy’s private stuff. at least of this kind.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Uhm, it’s the summer. And this is a publication that reports NBA related news. This is an NBA players ex wife. It all makes perfect sense.

  • burnt_chicken

    Bronson does not complain about Slam, he complains about the article. He assigns no blame to a Slam writer per se, and only cites Slamonline as the site wherein he found the piece.
    All you need is the ability to read.

  • danpowers

    at some points its just a little too much for my taste and i wanted to express that.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    “This might be the most poorly written piece I’ve read on this site….. .” – so he cites his complaint to be about this website. And then takes on the voice of “SLAM” ? Right? And sarcastically says, “Forget the paragraphs, let’s work on passive voice and run-on sentences” – listing the paragraphs as an afterthought….
    Did you click the actual article? It is indented. And it is longer. This is a summary. So, while I did technically assume he was inferring that SLAM wrote this, I do have good reason to believe it. Better reason then you do to assume he didn’t. Obviously.

  • melvo

    Is that what that was? I thought that she was just another one of the many crazy bums we have here in Chicago

  • Caboose

    She’s been through 12 lawyers. Nice.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Then why did you complain about the headline? That’s what I don’t get? It’s not like you were suckered into reading this. And it’s not like it would make sense for SLAM to not post this.

  • danpowers

    not about how they put the headline but reporting about stuff like that in general. to some extent that’s ok imo but at times media gets too much into athlete’s private stuff. imo its been enough now about his ex wife. just my oppinion, thats it. didnt say anybody should agree lol

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    But they can’t ignore THIS. That’s what I’m saying. I agree in general that they should stay out of their personal life. But this is public. Both Wade and his Ex have made it that way. And this was in public, it’s not like this was a private breakdown. I wasn’t tryin to start an argument just didn’t understand at first.

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com/ Off The Backboard

    She sounds normal.

  • roscoe

    Clanging pots and pans to get paid, no?

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  • MikeC.

    Start your own Site then. http://www.ionlyreadifthereareparagraphs.com. People complaining about free info nowadays. Don’t like what you see? Feel free to frig off.

  • ActionBronson

    Dude, stfu already.

  • Basketball_iQ

    So it’s col when wade and shamoo throw it thru the hoop but soon as the stories get outside of that, you don’t wanna hear it?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk


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  • danpowers

    nah, the story behind an athlete is also nice to know but at some point media digs a lil too deep into private stuff imo. at least when it comes to thinfgs like divorces with children involved