Father Knows Best
John Richards @jrichards202 | 10/5/2012, 6:07 p.m.
Washington Informer: How did you become involved with President Obama's Fatherhood Initiative campaign?
Dwayne Wade: I've been a part of his (President Obama's) campaign early, I've been to the White House a few times, they got to know me and the things I do through my foundation (Wade's World Foundation) and they asked me to be a part of it. I take it as an unbelievable honor to be one of the voices of fathers.
Washington Informer: What do you hope men fighting to be in their kids' lives take away from this book?
Dwayne Wade: Well, I think one of the biggest things is you can fight, no matter what, don't give up. Hopefully most parents, all parents, feel that this is the greatest gift that God has given you; the most important job in your life is to be a parent. Sometimes relationships don't work out. I think that parents need to do a better job of putting what's important first and that's your kids. So hopefully, from my fight and my struggles, people can learn from that, understand that this is what I need to keep doing. This is how I need to keep fighting, I can do it.
Washington Informer: I have to ask at least one sports related question before I let you go. You have two NBA championships, a NBA Finals MVP, a gold medal - you should have had two gold medals...
Dwayne Wade: Yeah...
Washington Informer: What's left for you to accomplish on the court?
Dwayne Wade: More [Laughs], a few more. As long as I play, I'm gonna win. If I don't play another day of basketball can I retire and say I had a good career, I've accomplished more than I ever could have dreamed of. I'm a competitor, I'm in a good situation, I want to continue to compete and hopefully win championships.