A Father First

A Father First

Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat is one of the superstars of the NBA—and a Gold Medal winner at the Bejing Olympics—but he’s A Father First.

Author: Dwyane Wade

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 006213616X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Dwyane Wade, the eight-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion for the Miami Heat and winner of a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has miraculously defied the odds throughout his incredible career. But off the court Dwyane has sought his most cherished goal: being a good dad to his sons, Zaire and Zion. Dwyane begins his story in March 2011 with the news that after a long, bitter custody battle, he has been awarded sole custody of his sons. A Father First chronicles the lessons Dwyane has learned as a single dad as well as past events that shaped his dreams, prayers, and promises. Though divorced, Dwyane's parents showed him that the unconditional love between parents and children is a powerful guiding force. A revealing, personal story of one of America's top athletes, A Father First is also a call to action—from a man who had to fight to be in his children's lives—that will show mothers and fathers how to step up and be parents themselves.
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A Father First how My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball

A Father First   how My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball

NBA star Dwyane Wade discusses the rewarding responsibilities of being a single dad to his two sons, Zaire and Zion and highlights of his basketball career

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NBA star Dwyane Wade discusses the rewarding responsibilities of being a single dad to his two sons, Zaire and Zion and highlights of his basketball career
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1001 Basketball Trivia Questions

1001 Basketball Trivia Questions

Drive: The Story of My Life. Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, or Isiah Thomas? Larry Bird. 883. ... A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball. Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, or Dwyane Wade? Dwyane Wade. 888.

Author: Dale Ratermann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613216804

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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Basketball has evolved to one of the most commonly played sports worldwide. Regardless of how well you think you know basketball, there’s bound to be questions in this book to challenge and entertain, to stimulate discussion, and to start and settle arguments. Featuring questions from the professional, collegiate, and women's games, this book covers it all—the players, the coaches, the arenas, the Olympics, and much more. Some of the questions the book answers include: &bull Why is uniform No. 6 retired by the Sacramento Kings? &bull Who holds the record for most points in Game 7 of the NBA Finals? &bull At what Big Ten school was baseball slugger Frank Howard also a basketball standout? &bull Where was the first NCAA Final Four in 1939? &bull Who was the MVP in the WNBA’s first season? &bull And 996 more! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

“Dwyane Wade: My Life as an NBA Single Dad.” Newsweek. June 6, 2011. http://www.newsweek. com/dwyane-wade-my-life-nba-single-dad-67923 Wade, Dwyane with Mim Eichler Rivas. A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball.

Author: Michelle Hitchcock

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781680200928

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 32

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Dwyane Wade grew up on the South Side of Chicago where poverty, drugs, and gangs dominated the neighborhood. Thanks to the sacrifice of his sister Tragil, Wade's life too another path when she took him to live with his father. Basketball helped Wade and his father connect. Through the support and advice of Wade's basketball coaches during his youth, he became a better basketball player and a better man. Wade is the first NBA player to win full custody of his children. Wade ranks fatherhood first. The rest of his time is dedicated to his team the Miami Heat and his work with Wade's World Foundation.
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A Father First

A Father First

How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball Dwyane Wade. single dad really was. Where was the game plan for getting this right? Well, if there wasn't one, then I would need to draw from the past and do the legwork to create one of my own.

Author: Dwyane Wade

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062136183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat is one of the superstars of the NBA—and a Gold Medal winner at the Bejing Olympics—but he’s A Father First. In this moving and triumphant memoir, Wade shares his inspiring thoughts about fathers and sons, writing poignantly about the gratifying responsibilities of being a single dad to his two sons, Zaire and Zion, while recounting his own growing up years and his memorable rise to the top echelon of professional basketball.
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Raising Your Game

Raising Your Game

Wade, who won sole custody of his sons Zaire and Zion in 2011 and released the book A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball in 2012, spoke of basing his way of parenting on one simple principle: “I think you've got to ...

Author: Ethan J. Skolnick; Dr. Andrea Corn

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475960891

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 186

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America’s children are joining—and quitting—youth sports in record numbers. If kids can’t find the fun in an activity, they may try to find the way out. If an adult can’t find the right tools, they may not know the right words to say or the right actions to take. In Raising Your Game, authors Ethan J. Skolnick and Dr. Andrea Corn present a guide adults can use to ensure the most enjoyable and enriching youth sports experience for a child. Through a combination of advice from more than 100 elite athletes and time-tested sports psychology concepts, Raising Your Game prompts parents to consider what really matters when it comes to their kids and sports. From LeBron James to Shannon Miller, Brandi Chastain to Jason Taylor, John Smoltz to Mary Joe Fernandez, Sanya Richards-Ross to Torii Hunter, athletes from across the sports spectrum discuss their setbacks and successes—what worked for them and what didn’t. Raising Your Game discusses the types of guidance that can ignite inspiration and foster participation, practice, and progress, and which methods can create frustration and dejection. It shows the difference a supportive parent can make by showing up, showing interest and, at times, showing restraint.
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Diaspora Pride People Places and Things V4

Diaspora Pride   People  Places  and Things  V4

A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger than Basketball (Dwayne Wade). The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir (Ta-Nehisi Coates. Affluenza: The All Consuming Epidemic (Graff, Wan, and Naylor). What Color is My World? (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar).

Author: Indiana Robinson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387136162

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The Unauthorised Biography of Dwyane Wade

The Unauthorised Biography of    Dwyane Wade

Wade later wrote in his book, A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball, 'Siohvaughn is a most loving, caring mother and the boys love and adore her just as they do me. But it had become clear to me... that she was going ...

Author: Patris Gordon

Publisher: Blank Screen

ISBN: 9780957471597

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 67

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A personal insight into the career of premier NBA player, Dwyane Wade. In this short biography, we look at his rise to the NBA from college and high school. This pocketbook-sized paperback is perfect for a quick read on the train or at home.
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We Matter

We Matter

In one sense, they're learning from their elders, social media, greater exposure on cable channels. Think about it: in the forties, fifties, ... His book, A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball, is a very good read.

Author: Etan Thomas

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 9781617756122

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 250

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Interviews with sports stars, activists, surviving family members, and others fighting racial injustice: “Before Kaepernick, there was Etan Thomas.”—TheNew York Times A Library Journal Best Book of the Year Professional athletes have long been influential figures in American life. Today, many of them are using their platforms to speak up about injustice and inequality. This book features interviews by former NBA player Etan Thomas with over fifty athletes, executives, media figures, and more—interwoven with essays and critiques by Thomas. Includes personal stories and opinions from: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook, Steve Kerr, Oscar Robertson, Mark Cuban, Michael Bennett, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Swin Cash, Alonzo Mourning, Chris Webber, Jemele Hill, Anquan Boldin, Jamal Crawford, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson, Shannon Sharpe, James Blake, John Carlos, Laila Ali, Michael Eric Dyson, Joakim Noah, Eric Reid, Adam Silver, Soledad O'Brien, John Wall, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Bradley Beal, Tamika Catchings, Curtis Conway, Harry Edwards, Chris Hayes, Chamique Holdsclaw, Scoop Jackson, Bomani Johnes, Shaun King, Jimmy King, Ted Leonsis, Thabo Sefolosha, Ilyasah Shabazz, Torrey Smith, Kenny Smith, Michael Smith, David West, Michael Wilbon, Jahvaris Fulton (brother of Trayvon Martin), Emerald Snipes (daughter of Eric Garner), Allysza Castile (sister of Philando Castile), Valerie Castile (mother of Philando Castile), and Dr. Tiffany Crutcher (sister of Terence Crutcher) “In We Matter, Thomas strives to show the influence professional athletes can have when they join the conversation on race, politics, and civil rights. Thomas conducted 50 interviews, which included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Laila Ali, Michael Bennett, and Eric Reid, among many other athletes, as well as journalists, television personalities, and family members of unarmed black men who were shot and killed. Thomas also explored his ties with the Wizards and spoke with John Wall, Bradley Beal, and current majority team owner Ted Leonsis.”—TheWashington Post “The honest conversations, published in transcript form and often accompanied by black-and-white photos, serve as a primer on recent police violence cases, a history lesson on the first athletes who stood up for racial injustice, an examination of the experience of being young and black in the United States, and an insightful look at how it feels to lose a loved one to tragedy, from contributors such as Jemele Hill, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Carmelo Anthony...An important read, executed uniquely.”—School Library Journal (starred review) “Voices of pain, anger, and hope resound through these pages--and through the reader's heart.”—Kirkus Reviews
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