Dwyane Wade made headlines for his recent trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers back to the Miami Heat, but the NBA star is also busy with a film that hits close to home. Alyssa Julya Smith caught up with the basketball player at a screening of his new film "Shot in the Dark," which he acted as executive producer alongside fellow Chicago-born star Chance the Rapper.
Wade discusses why he decided to produce the Fox Sports Film that he says is close to his heart, explaining that he grew up in inner city Chicago and he had mentors similar to Lou Adams, who is featured in the film.
Set against their hometown of Chicago, the film follows Orr Academy’s high school basketball team and its stars Tyquone Greer and Marquise Pryor as they aspire for greatness under inspirational head coach Lou Adams, facing systemic inequities that threaten to claim their future. Wade explains that he had mentors along the way and acts as a mentor to young kids every chance he can since he understands the struggles they face.
"Shot in the Dark" airs February 24, 2018 on FOX.