Superstar basketball player and Robbins native Dwyane Wade not only is competing for the title of "two-time Olympic champion," but also "best-selling author."
Wade's summer heats up as he trains for the upcoming basketball Olympic Trials and the 2012 Summer Games all while preparing for the release of his first book.
The book, set to release Sept. 4, chronicles the Miami Heat baller's life on and off the court as a father, athlete and struggling adolescent.
"A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball" is also a part of Wade’s continuous advocacy for the Fatherhood & Mentoring Initiative, a national parenting program that encourages fathers to become more involved in their children’s lives.
Among the many basketball accomplishments archived in Wade's book is his journey to the 2008 Beijing Olympics where he helped the U.S. Men’s Basketball team take home the gold medal. Still in the running for the 2012 Olympic race, the eight-time NBA All-Star and Chicago-native could bring Team USA to another shiny gold medal.
But as the title of Wade’s book makes clear, Olympic medals are not as high on his list of priorities as his children.
“While my basketball career has brought me many rewards – including an NBA Championship in 2006 and an Olympic Gold Medal in the 2008 Summer Games, my children are the two greatest gifts of my life,” Wade said in a statement.