Wade and Union get married in Miami in front of an intimate crowd of family and friends. John Legend performs at the ceremony and the bride wears a Dennis Basso gown. Union asks everyone to wear white to their wedding. Wade wears a customized Dsquared2 bowtie from The Tie Bar and a boutonniére by Floral Fix. This is the second marriage for both Wade and Union.
Wade and his fiancé Gabrielle Union send invitations to their wedding. The wedding takes place at a secret location in Miami on Aug. 30, 2014. The invitation states no cameras or cell phones allowed.
Wade releases a statement on Lebron James’s decision to leave the Miami Heat and go back to Cleveland:
As a friend and a teammate, I am sad to see my brother LeBron leave to begin a new journey. In 2010, we decided to come together all for one goal — to win championships and we succeeded. We were friends when we first joined the league and created an unbreakable bond the past four years. Our collaboration will always be very special to me both personally and professionally.
Wade and Metoyer confirm their son, Xavier Zechariah Wade, is born. Wade fathered the child while on break from his longtime girlfriend, Union.
Wayne and Union get engaged. Union’s ring is 8.5 carats, the stone is cushion cut and it’s valued at nearly $1 million. The two have been dating since 2009.
Wade agrees to provide a $5 million dollar financial settlement to ex-wife Funches. As part of the deal Funches has been prohibited from talking about their relationship publicly.
Siohvaughn is nowhere near homeless since I provides her with $25,000 monthly which covers her mortgage, maintenance, 4 cars, insurance, taxes and attorney fees.
Wade talks about winning his second NBA championship with the Miami Heat:
Both were awesome, but what made this one more gratifying was not only everything we went through as a team—going back to last season when we all decided to play together—but all I’ve been through personally. Getting divorced, going through an ugly custody battle. So when we won, so many emotions went through me. The last time we won a championship, I was 24 and worry-free.
Union and Wade appears on the cover of Essence magazine to discuss marriage. Wade stated divorce is hard and they would only marry again if it would last forever.
We’re not rushing it. Both of us have been married before, and we understand that if we choose to marry again, we want it to be right. We both took failing at marriage hard. The next time it’s gotta be forever.
Kobe hits a game-winning buzzer beater as the Lakers defeat the Heat 108-107. Down by two with 3.2 seconds left, Bryant slips when he catches an inbound pass and is forced to throw up an off-balance 3-point shot over Wade’s outstretched arm. Bryant:
It was the luckiest shot I’ve ever taken, by far. It felt good, [but] I just couldn’t believe this ball might go in on this shot.
In the duel between the two elite shooting guards, Bryant puts up 33 points and 7 rebounds and Wade drops 26 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists.