Nearly two months ago, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade asked his fans to join him for #OneLastDance before retiring from the NBA. On Thursday, he asked everyone to join in welcoming a new addition to his family.
Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, welcomed their new daughter, a “miracle baby” via surrogacy on Wednesday, and shared photos for the world to see on Instagram. No wonder the 6-foot-4 guard and 12-time NBA All-Star didn’t play against the San Antonio Spurs the night before. DWade was obviously a little busy down in Florida.
Posting lyrics to the classic Bill Withers song “Lovely Day,” the couple, who has been married since 2014 after each had a previous marriage, shared an identical message on social media after the birth of their new baby, their first child together.
“We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that, our miracle baby, arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days. Welcome to the party sweet girl! #onelastdance” — Dwyane Wade via Instagram
Perhaps this is the biggest reason why the 36-year-old Wade offered “One Last Dance” and will call it quits from a Hall of Fame career that started as the No. 5 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat.
Wade, one of the best shooting guards in league history, certainly has had some great moments in his career, winning three NBA championships, a scoring title, and averaging 22.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists in nearly 1,000 career games.
He is playing a solid level in 2018-19, too, posting 14.3 points, four rebounds and three assists through nine games.
However, none are as important as family, and with this new addition of a baby girl, the final season will be that much more special.