Dwyane Wade was a 13-time NBA All-Star, but this year’s All-Star Game is extra special for him as his hometown of Chicago is hosting the festivities for the first time in more than three decades.
Wade: Life Unexpected.” “The city of Chicago, our young kids, the youth to be able to have guys they look up to come in with the NBA, going to the communities, create change, make a difference.
Chicago is hosting All-Star Weekend for the first time since 1988, but the action is not limited to the events at the United Center and Wintrust Arena.
Wade saw firsthand the kind of impact those events can have for kids in those communities, and he’s excited for the children of Chicago to get that experience.
He is busy promoting his documentary, which reflects on his career both on and off the court and airs Sunday Feb. 23 on ESPN.
And he’s doing some television work for TNT, including judging this year’s Slam Dunk contest.
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