Inspirational Dwyane Wade Quotes
Three-time NBA Champion and one-time NBA Finals MVP, former professional basketball player Dwyane Wade is a legend of the sport. He has inspired countless youths all over the world to take up basketball and pursue success. Having grown up in Chicago, he had a difficult childhood. As a successful adult, he is actively involved in the community, providing financial support to several charity organisations. He is a family man, a doting father to his four children and a loving husband to his wife. Deeply religious, he donates 10% of his earnings to a church in Chicago. He has been a vocal supporter of the former US president Barack Obama and a critic of the current President Donald Trump. We have collected several of his quotes from interviews, articles, speeches, his writings, and social media posts. Let us take a look at his views on basketball, family, on life, winning, career, legacy, dreams and love.
You’ve got to respect the game and you’ve got to respect what the people that have played have done for the game.
With the way I dress, I think my personality shows, so I don’t always have to talk. Someone can see what I’m wearing, see what socks I’m wearing, and see what my vibe is, what kind of person I am.
You play a certain way for so long, and change is good. So I look forward to change, and I look forward to playing with the proper talent that we were able to put together.
You know, 10 years ago I never thought I’d be in this position. It’s a dream and I don’t even know if I dreamed this big.
Yeah, I play a lot of point guard. LeBron plays a lot of point guard. A lot of people are thinking too much on positions.
Yeah, at first people were talking about me. But now everyone is wearing their clothes more fitted.
Whenever there is a big game and people don’t think I can do it, I always play my hardest, and now it has become a part of me.
Whenever I feel like I’m getting too far away from where I need to be, I think about my sons and the legacy I have to leave for them – and it always brings me back to reality.
When you have kids, they are the consistent things in your life. They don’t change no matter what’s going on. They love you. They are more honest than anybody will be.
When people see you on the screen, you become bigger than life.
When I’m designing I try to think about what I like to see on other people.
When I got my first check I was thinking my mother and father didn’t make this probably in their lifetime. It’s real amazing that some of us are just blessed.
When I first got into the league, I tried to fit in. Now I don’t care.
Well, it used to be Kobe Bryant… the second best all time…. now, I have a new favorite player to play against… my former teammate, LeBron James.
We play the whole summer. I do think guys should be compensated. Just like I think college players should be compensated as well. Unfortunately, it’s not there. But I think it should be something, you know, there for it.
We live in the moment. We’re not thinking about the future right now. We’re not thinking about the past, you know. We’re living in this moment right here and it’s a sweet moment to live in.
To wear a gray tweed suit, you have to be mature and confident in yourself. Some people can’t pull it off.
There is only a relationship between music and sports because all athletes want to be rappers and all rappers want to be athletes.
The thing is, I don’t do these things for recognition, being a good teammate, being a positive member of the community. I do them because those things make me whole and complete.
The Miami Heat floor is great, but a lot of them are not.
The locker room has to be right. We’ve got to be patient to build this team.
The biggest thing, and what I told some of the partners in the summit, was me thanking them for their constant support with everything that I’ve been through the last couple years on and off the court.
The biggest thing is to make sure that when something comes out about you that is false that you prove it’s not true.
The biggest thing is to let your voice be heard, let your story be heard.
Success means being satisfied with what you do every day. It’s being proud of the better person you are becoming.
Shooting is a lost art, but nobody wants to see nobody shoot all day. You want to see somebody break somebody off the dribble. That’s today game, and that’s what I try to do.
Players are ready to play, We’re not on strike. It’s a lockout.
Places you go in life – it opens your eyes up and you kind of understand who you are.
People don’t need to necessarily see me in the jersey to understand who I am and what message I’m trying to get across with the things that I’m marketing.
People are still trying to figure out who I am. Most people just say I play the game the right way.
Over my career, I’ve had to adjust my game.
Our goal is to be the best team in the NBA at the end of the year.
Now is a time where social media allows people to be heard on a different level. Everyone is using their voice.
Nobody knows that they’re going to be Champions – you have to work to get there.
No team works out teamwork.
Never give up and take nothing for granted in life.
My will is to always be better and better and better. I’ve got the will to want to be the best.
My upbringing involves individuals who helped me along the way. I don’t think I would be here today without that support.
My life is bigger than basketball.
My kids motivate me to keep moving forward. My kids are my everything.
My belief is stronger than your doubt.
Most days I am in public. If I go to the store, with social media, I’m in public. It might as well be a press conference.
Man, anytime the ball goes through the basket. It doesn’t matter if it’s a jumper or a drive. Any time the ball goes through the basket, and it’s going through consistently, it’s demoralizing for any opponent.
It’s always a dream to be on the cover, it’s one of the things an athlete always aspires to do, to be on the cover of a videogame, but I never thought I would get to do it this quick.
Immediately after games, we’re talking about what we need to do for the next game. We’re not satisfied in the moment that we’re in.
If we lose a couple in a row this season, it will be like the World Trade [Center] is coming down again.
I’ve stuck by being modest, honest and humble, because I think you’ll get more appreciated that way and we all want to be appreciated in this world.
I’ve struggled in my life. I’ve had hard times, but I kept pressing on.
I’ve played for the Miami Heat my whole career under Pat Riley. Mr. GQ himself. So when I pick out my outfits before a game, I’m already feeling confident. And some of that swagger stays with me when I take the court.
I’ve learned great lessons from my parents for things on the court and off. I really look up to them.
I’ve been successful in different areas, but nothing brings a smile to my face more than my oldest son, Zaire, and my second son, Zion, saying the kind word of ‘Dad.’
I’ve been blessed to be one of those guys who’s looked at as a fashion-forward type of guy.
I’m the kind of parent who asks my kids questions like, ‘What would be your ideal thing to do in the summer?’
I’m scared of needles.
I’m on a team with LeBron James and Chris Bosh, and they both dress well. It gets competitive. If I don’t bring my A game, they’re going to outshine me.
I’m just showing my personality in my clothing.
I’m just a kid in a candy store right now, trying to have fun. I’m getting a chance to show my ability and my talent.
I’m happy that I can focus on my body a little bit. I’m not happy to get surgery, but I’m happy that I can focus on getting better.
I’m going forward with my plans for life. I’m looking at things not only basketball-wise, but personal-wise.
I’m an athlete, so I can dress down with the best of them. I can throw on t-shirts and sweats with the best of them.
I’m always telling my kids to be themselves and let their personalities show in other ways than with their mouths.
I’m a playmaker, and I’m going to score. At the end of the day, my job is to put the ball in the basket.
I’m a firm believer in God and I don’t think he’d want me acting a certain way.
I’ll always be a Golden Eagle
I was probably a terrible husband, but I pride myself on being a good dad.
I wanted to be a football player. Football is a sport that I love, but the more I started playing basketball, the more I started dreaming of playing in the NBA.
I want to continue to take steps forward.
I understand that I’m not perfect. I made mistakes and I had a hand in everything that’s happened to me, good and bad.
I understand being the villain is what people like. People play to that. They want to know about the villain.
I took it upon myself to be more aggressive. I wanted the ball. Coach gave me the ball and I just tried to attack (and) make plays, just take it to the rim and see what happens.
I think you really have to become a parent to understand what you will endure to be there for your kids.
I think this is where we’re trying to get to eventually as a league too hopefully. To have an opportunity to represent and be a leader of a global brand, for me, it was a great decision.
I think the main thing for kids is to have them believe in themselves.
I think that work has been the key for me. Just like they say shooting will become easy if you just keep working at it, well, I love the dribble game-that brings excitement to the game.
I think people have had the understanding for many years that whatever happens with the separation of parents, that the kids automatically go to the mother. The fathers don’t know their rights.
I think everything happens as it’s supposed to. I don’t want to force anything. I want it to be so authentic that it’s seamless.
I realize that you have to be careful sometimes what you wish for.
I love to sing some Beyonce – ya know, like ‘All the Single Ladies.’ I’ll sing that – maybe not with the body shakin’ – but I’ll have a little bit of the hand movement going on.
I love football. I’ll watch the NFL before I watch any NBA.
I look forward to the challenge, but most importantly, I look forward to the opportunity to do what hasn’t been done that often, in a sense. Michael Jordan obviously has done it, but that’s it.
I live by the motto, ‘To whom much is given, much is required.’ I know that people are counting on me. That’s why I have to keep working hard.
I like playing against LeBron more than anybody else in the league. He brings out the best in me, and I bring out the best in him.
I had an unbelievable opportunity here to try and follow in similar footsteps [of Michael Jordan], but in a different capacity hopefully. I took that opportunity and I’m excited about it.
I grew up in Chicago, and I understand what Michael Jordan symbolizes.
I got a rhythm going. The guys just did a good job of putting the ball in my hands.
I don’t think the world focuses on the positive things enough.
I am very happy to be here in the NBA.
I always remind my kids that hard work pays off. They see that I take nothing for granted in life. It helps them stay grounded.
I always remind my kids that hard work pays off. That’s how I got to where I am right now because of sacrifice and the work I put into it.
He’s going to learn the hard way. Hopefully he changes his mentality quick.
Guys who might not be superstars but because of their hustle, because of the little things they do, these are the guys who can really mean the difference between winning and losing.
Growing up, I always dreamed of winning an NBA championship, never a gold. A gold was something that never crossed my mind.
From the start to the end it was ugly and a painful game to watch.
For home games, I bring my clothes to the arena. I bring two different outfits that I can pick after the game. Road game, I got to wear what I walk in with.
Fatherhood, to me, isn’t something you do for awards or acclaim. It’s a privilege and a huge responsibility
Fatherhood is the best thing that could happen to me, and I’m just glad I can share my voice.
Fashion’s about taking chances, it’s about taking risks, and just doing it the way you feel comfortable doing it. If you do that, people will respect it more.
Everybody was calling. I think everybody called every player in the league. Thats history right there.
Every time I look at my children, they remind me to work harder and become a better man.