Dwyane Wade on a Messy Divorce's Aftermath

The Miami Heat star and author of a new memoir on fatherhood talks about fighting the longest custody battle in Cook County (Ill.) history
Illustration by Jimmy Turrell; Photograph by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images

When I was young, I thought, “I want to do everything different.” I wanted to be the one to break what my sister calls “the generational curse of my family.” And I was able to do that when it comes to the financial side. But I wanted to do everything else different, too. In the end, I followed in my parents’ footsteps: I got married on the same day my mom and dad got married, and divorced when my sons were the same age my sister and I were when our parents divorced.

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