Wade: A great player, a greater dad

admin | 6/21/2012, 5:30 a.m.

Dwyane Wade has made his millions and gained popularity on the NBA court. But ever since he gained custody of his two boys after a highly publicized divorce, Wade seems to be known as much as a father as he is a basketball player. Sure hes a fashion lover and a pitchman for several products. More and more hes being seen as a father, who is an athlete second. And he doesnt mind in it that order either. He was selected to be on President Obamas Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative. His dad, Dwyane Wade Sr., runs an organization called Pro Pops USA. Hes releasing a book in September about his journey as a father and a superstar NBA player. On Fathers Day in Miami as his Heat team finished off the OKC thunder to take a 2-1 series lead, he took a few seconds to drop a Fathers day greeting that you can see at www.thesportsbros.com. At a time in America when most athletes are being mobbed by women, thus having children in various cities, some with as many as nine, 10 or 11 kids by multiple women, this is most refreshing. A superstar athlete, with the Hollywood lifestyle and glamourous girlfriend, speaking on the joys of fatherhood. We should be proud of this young man, who chose to do the right thing. To lead by example, even though it has not always been easy for him as you will find out in his book. Like the old folks say, anyone can make a child. It takes a man to raise one, and Dwyane Wade is a man a good man. The Sports Brothers, Jeff Fox & Ed Freeman, can be heard daily on WMEN 640 Sports.