Dwyane Wade is one of the most popular basketball players in the NBA. It's usually what comes with being an incredibly successful player on the court, after winning three NBA titles with the Miami Heat.
Wade certainly knows how to make it to the post-season in what has been an impressive career to date for the 32-year-old. Playing in the big market of Miami means that superstar players get hounded by the media left, right and center. But even though Wade's life, including his marriage with Gabrielle Union, has been documented heavily in the press, there are still some things we don't know about the superstar baller.
The time he was fired
In an interview by Craig David of The Sun Sentinel this week, Dwyane Wade was asked to delve into his past and pluck out some secrets that the majority of NBA fans don't know about the star baller.
Wade obliged and spoke candidly about the time he was sacked as a youngster from working at KFC after only two weeks.
"I probably worked at KFC for about two weeks before I got fired. It didn't work out. I got about one cheque and then they got rid of me. I couldn't cut it," Wade revealed talking to the Sun Sentinel.
"I guess I wasn't doing the job right. Maybe I was eating too much on the job. I was a young kid working at a fast-food place and that's just a recipe for disaster.
"That's how it is when you are young. When you're back there you love the food and you're going to eat it. They got rid of me after two weeks but it was all good and I had a good time and I got one cheque."
Getting down to serious stuff
In and amongst the lighter stories surrounding Wade right now, there are some big moments ahead for the star guard in what is going to be an extremely challenging season for Wade and the Miami Heat.
Miami will have to cope with the loss of four-time NBA MVP LeBron James this year after James decided to move back to the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer following four successful years with the Heat.
The move was tough to take for the whole of the Heat organisation, and it immediately makes Miami an outsider for the playoffs even though they have played in the last four NBA Finals.
Wade has made many comments on LeBron's reasons for going back 'home' but the most telling were the ones in which he said that LeBron made himself selfishly happy by moving back to the Cavs, with Wade completely respecting James' decision.
The Heat will have to try and move on and we'll have to wait and see how they react in the upcoming season.