Dwyane Wade Reflects on the Power of Mentoring

February 16, 2018

If it hadn’t been for his mentors, the world may never have known about Dwyane Wade.

So now the Miami Heat shooting guard wants to give others the same opportunities by taking the time to teach them and help them grow.

“Whether it’s a basketball player, whether it’s a kid on social media, whether it’s somebody who writes me a letter, anytime that I can give any word of advice, anytime I can be a role model to anybody, I try to be there, because I know who I was,” Wade said in an interview on Cheddar. “I know what it took and how many people it took to get me to the point of success.”

Wade is now taking his talents from the court to the TV studio, partnering with fellow Chicagoan Chance the Rapper to produce the new docu-series, “Shot in the Dark.” The show follows Lou Adams, the basketball coach at Chicago’s Orr Academy who becomes a father figure to his team and tries to keep young people off the streets. Wade hopes that the audience can learn from the personal stories told in the series.

“Shot in the Dark” premieres on Fox on February, 24.