Utah Jazz owner Dwyane Wade has announced that his photographic memoir, Dwyane, will be released on November 16. In lengthy video posts on both Twitter and Instagram, the three-time NBA champion offered an early look at the book while thanking Justin Tinsley of The Undefeated and filmmaker Bobby Metelus for helping the project come to life.
"This has truly been a labor of love! Dwyane, my photographic memoir with a genuine, behind-the-scenes look at my life on and off the court, is officially available for presale," he wrote on Instagram.
"A huge thank you to my brother Justin Tinsley for creating such a dope structure for this book and for bringing my words to life. My brother Bobby Metelus and I, were connected at the hip during some special times in my life and we’re excited to share some of those moments with you all."
This is Wade's third published work. In 2013, he released, A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball. As the title suggests, the book offers a deeper look into his life as a father of two young boys. More recently, he worked with his wife, Gabrielle Union, and illustrator Tara Whitaker to publish a children's book called Shady Baby.
"After a long morning of being fabulous, Shady Baby heads to the park for a relaxing play session. But what does she find?! Some not-so-nice kids picking on others. Shady flashes them a look—her famous side eye—and teaches them that it’s better to play nice. But when her feelings are hurt, will anyone stand (or crawl) by her side? Find out in this upbeat picture book that teaches kids to speak their minds and stand up for what they believe in," the book's description reads.
Not one, not two, but three published books down and many more to go. Wade is well on his way to becoming a full-time author.