MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Everyone in Miami knows about Dwyane Wade on the court, but with the release of his book Tuesday, the Miami Heat superstar details how he got to where he is today and the struggles that he’s faced along the way.

The book, “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball,” has been well received by critics and details his difficult childhood in Chicago all the way to his difficulties raising his own children.

Wade is coming off a season where he became the supporting star to LeBron James on the Heat. Together, the duo produced an NBA Championship for just the second time in Miami Heat history when the team beat the Oklahoma City Thunder during the NBA Finals.

According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Wade was once a huge “Knight Rider” fan and would watch it with his grandmother when he was going through a tough time in his childhood. Wade later told “Knight Rider” star David Hasselhoff how he helped him in his childhood, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Wade’s own life as a father is chronicled in the book after he was awarded sole custody of his sons, Zaire and Zion in 2011. Wade also details how he went from the early days of shooting hoops on the neighborhood courts in Chicago to NBA Champion with the Miami Heat.

The book has a list price of $26.99 and is available at all book stores as of Tuesday.

Dwyane Wade will also be on the Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday night and on CBS This Morning on Wednesday to talk about his life, his book, and the Miami Heat.


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