Dwyane Tyrone Wade was born on January 17, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois. Better known as “D-Wade” or “Flash”, Wade has played for the Miami Heat, as a shooting guard since he was drafted from Marquette University in 2003 as a 1st round, 5th overall pick by super-genius Pat Riley.
He is a 3x NBA champion (2006, 2012 and 2013), a NBA Finals MVP (2006) and an 11x NBA All-Star, 8x All NBA member, a 2008 Gold medal Olympian with Team USA Basketball, Miami Heat’s all-time leader scorer and assists leader, amongst many other career accomplishments, but listing them all would be way too long for this bio.
With one of the best Euro-steps in the game, in addition to his fadeaway jumper and up-and-under move, Wade has embarrassed 825 different NBA players at least 3,267 times. Moreover, 1 billion people have seen at least one DWade highlight clip in their lifetime whether on TV or their smartphone.
Terrence James Elijah Ross was born on February 5, 1991 in Portland, Oregon. He attended Jefferson High School in Portland, where he won the Oregon 5A Player of the Year, after leading Jefferson to the first of three consecutive state championships. He went on to attend the University of Washington, where Ross earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Freshman team honors. He was drafted in 2012 as a 1st round, 8th overall pick and plays the shooting guard/small forward position for the Toronto Raptors. Ross is the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion where he shut down all competitions on his way to be crowned King of the Dunks as a rookie in the league. Please note, Ross’s father won the Slam Dunk contest while playing in the CBA (Continental Basketball Association), so clearly Terrance gets it from his daddy.
Glenn Robinson III
Glenn Allan Robinson III was born on January 8, 1994 in Gary, Indiana. He is the son of Glenn Robinson, the Big Dog, who was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the first overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft. He attended the University of Michigan, and was a part of the Big 10 All-Freshman team in 2013. As a member of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship Game, Robinson and his starting teammates were all drafted into the NBA in the 2013 or 2014 NBA Draft. He was drafted in 2014 as a 2nd round, 40th overall pick and plays the small forward position for the Minnesota Timberwolves. With a wicked jump shot like his pops, don’t be tempted to call Glenn Robinson III Little Dog as he’s a Big Dog in his own right, whose game is just as scary as his bark. And if Trey doesn’t go through you, with his 44-inch vertical jump, he is just as likely to hop right over you as he is about to dunk over you. He’ll even sign the poster of you for you.
Dorell Lawrence Wright
Dorell Lawrence Wright was born on December 2, 1985 in Los Angeles, California. As a senior, Wright blasted in high school, averaging 29.4 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks per game for South Kent Prep in Connecticut. Wright was listed as the No. 4 small forward and the No. 12 player in the nation in 2004, so recognize the kid can play as evident that same year when he was drafted as a 1st round, 19th overall pick straight out of high school by the Miami Heat. In 2006, Wright was the youngest member of the Heat’s first NBA championship squad. Kiss the ring! He currently plays for the Beikong Fly Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association where he’s stunting overseas as one of the best three point shooters in the league.
Xirelijiang was born on January 4, 1991 in Xinjiang. Xire is well-known for his energetic tempo, long range shooting and lock-down defense. He is a regular season and All-Star 3-point Contest champion. Xire recovered from knee injury and has a career high 40% 3-pt shooting this season. His team Xinjiang Tigers is one of the top teams in the CBA this season.
Fangshuo was born on September 7, 1990 in Beijing. He is a Beijing native and currently plays for the Beijing Ducks in the CBA. Fangshuo won the 2015 All-Star Skills Challenge wearing a pair of Wade 808’s he bought himself. He assumes greater responsibility this season and has strong ambition to elevate his game to the next level. He scored a career high 28 points and sank six 3-pointers for the Jan 4th game.
He Tianju was born on December 28, 1990 in DanDong, Liao Ning province. He was selected from Northeast University and has since played seven years for LiaoNing Leopards in the CBA. As a small forward, Tianju averages 13.6 pts and 3.8 assts, with a 40.8% 3-pt shooting. He won the 2014 CBA All-Star 3-point Contest, and led the team to the CBA Finals finishing as the runner-up. In 2015, Tianju played for the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA’s Summer League.