NBA: Dwyane Wade on Protests: ‘Actions Speak Louder Than the Words You Say’

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Dwyane Wade has been vocal about athletes using their status and platform to take a stand against social injustices in the viral speech he made with his brotherhood, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony at the ESPYs.  Wade’s stance against gun violence was strengthened after the shooting death of his cousin, Nyeka Aldridge.  Over the past weekend, Wade was in Miami for the D-Wade CommUNITY Bike Ride, an event that brought a total of 1,000 local residents and police officers together for a 6-mile bike ride in Coconut Grove.


(Photos) NBA: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & Ben Simmons Work Out Together

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LeBron James and members of the Cleveland Cavaliers got together for a workout.  James was also joined by his brotherhood member Dwyane Wade, and the 2016 No. 1 overall draft pick, Ben Simmons.


NBA: Two Brothers Charged in the Murder of Dwyane Wade’s Cousin, Nykea Aldridge

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Two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade.


(Photo) Sports: Donald Trump Shamelessly Uses The Murder Of Dwyane Wade’s Cousin To Ask For African-American Votes

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News of the shooting death of Dwyane Wade’s cousin, Nykea Aldridge, is still fresh and police are still trying to gather information to find the suspects but Donald Trump is already trying to use the tragic incident for his own gain. He is willing to do anything to make a spectacle of himself and draw the attention of not so intelligent folks away from the real issue. Electing Trump as the next president will do nothing to stop gun violence in cities like Chicago but he damn sure wants his followers to believe that.


NBA: (Update) Nykea Aldridge, Cousin Of Dwyane Wade, Was Tragically Murdered While Pushing Baby Stroller

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Nykea Aldridge was pushing a baby stroller while walking with a man in Chicago when two other men approached and opened fire in the direction of the man. Aldridge, who is the cousin of Dwyane Wade, was hit in the head and shoulder and sadly pronounced dead at Stroger hospital. The baby in the stroller was thankfully unharmed.


NBA: Dwyane Wade’s Ex-Wife Says She Didn’t Agree to $5 Million Settlement, Deserves at Least $10 Million

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The on-going saga between Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife Siovaughn Funches is not over yet.  It initially appeared that they finally settled things when she agreed to receive a $5 million settlement from Wade and their marital home but she’s back with new court docs.  Funches sued her lawyer Brian Hurst last year, claiming his handling of the case screwed her out of a bigger settlement that she was entitled to receive.  Funches says she’s entitled to at least $10 million from Wade.


(Video) NBA: Dwyane Wade Explains Conversation He Had With LeBron & CP3 During Free Agency

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It was always assumed that Dwyane Wade would play his entire career and retire with the Miami Heat but that isn’t the case.  It was initially believed the standoff between him and Heat president Pat Riley was just bluffs and they would eventually come to a deal like before but this time the two sides were off.  Wade wanted a two-year, $50 million contract that many consider a ‘Kobe Bryant deal’; i.e a deal to show gratitude and appreciation for the years the franchise player put in, and to keep him happy and on the team.  Also, Wade had taken pay cuts in previous years and has never been the highest paid player on the team.  It seemed inevitable that he would get that deal but Riley refused to go above two-years, $40 million.  During this time, Wade was on vacation with his ‘Brotherhood’ of LeBron James and Chris Paul.  They gave him advice on his situation.


NBA: Jimmy Butler Tells Dwyane Wade He’ll Play Whatever Role: ‘I want to f–kin’ win a championship’

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There were reports about friction between Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler over who’s the leader and star of the Chicago Bulls.  With Rose traded to the Knicks, in came Dwyane Wade who left the Miami Heat in free agency and joined the Bulls.  There were some assumptions that Wade and Butler may have the same issues as Butler and Rose but the two talked and made their feelings clear.  In fact, Butler helped recruit Wade to the team.  Butler has made it clear that he just wants to win, really bad!


(Video) NBA: Dwyane Wade Says Playing For Bulls Is A “Dream Come True” But It’s Jimmy Butler’s Team

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Dwyane Wade has been a member of the Miami Heat for a few weeks now but today they really made things official with his introductory press conference in Chicago. The idea of him not wearing a Heat jersey is something we are still getting used to but for Wade, winding up in the Windy City playing for the Bulls is a “dream come true” in his words. He spoke for about 45 minutes and addressed some of his new teammates, making it clear that the Bulls are Jimmy Butler’s team.


(Video) NBA: Birdman Speaks On Dwyane Wade Leaving Miami, Calls Kevin Durant “Disrespectful”

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Birdman made the rounds at ESPN yesterday, where he appeared on a couple different shows to talk about his own new show, “Music Moguls” which airs on BET, following the lives of himself, Snoop, Damon Dash and others but he was also there to talk sports. Birdman has been seen many times sitting courtside during Miami Heat games and you have to expect you won’t see him as much now that Dwyane Wade is gone. He spoke on the way Pat Riley handled the whole situation in allowing Wade to leave, which quickly drew comparisons on twitter to the way Birdman operates with Lil Wayne. He wasn’t done there however. He also went on “The Dan LeBatard Show With Stugotz”, where he touched on the situation in OKC, which led him to call Durant “Disrespectful”.


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