Dwyane Wade on supporting son Zion at Pride parade: It’s my job
Dwyane Wade has received both positive and negative attention for supporting his son attending a Pride parade in Miami in April and says that he is just doing his job as a father.
Wade has four children — two with ex-wife Siohvaughn (Zaire and Zion), a son with Aja Metoyer (Xavier), and a daughter with wife Gabrielle Union (Kaavia). He also raises his sister’s son (Dahveon Morris).
In April, Union and Zaire attended a Pride parade in Miami to support Zion. Dwyane did not attend but shared photos and positive messages about it on his Instagram Story.
Dwayne Wade and Gabby Union supporting young Zion at Miami Pride is so beautiful, I could cry. I can’t imagine having had this type of support as a kid (or even young adult). Amazing example of living in and showing unconditional love pic.twitter.com/2cT8Ow6kik
— Câmi Thomas (@CamiCruzThomas) April 7, 2019
Wade was in Cannes, France for an advertising event and was asked by Variety about supporting his son.
“I don’t really talk about it much because it’s Zion’s story to tell,” Wade said to Variety. “I think as a family, we should support each other. That’s our job. And my job as a father is to facilitate their lives and to support them and be behind them in whatever they want to do.”
Wade, 37, retired after last season. He played 17 seasons in the NBA, winning three championships, a Finals MVP award, and making 13 All-Star Games.