Jan. 17, 1982: Born in Chicago Illinois.
2003: Led Marquette to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1977. Was named a First Team All-American, becoming the first Marquette player since 1978 to receive the honor.
June 26, 2003: Was selected fifth overall in the NBA draft by the Miami Heat, becoming the highest draft choice in Marquette history. He was drafted behind LeBron James, Darko Milicic, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh.
2004: Was named to his first of 13 career All-Star games.
2006: Was named Finals MVP as he led the Heat to the NBA championship. In the Finals against the Dallas Mavericks, Wade averaged 34.7 points per game.
2008: Won a gold medal with Team USA at the Summer Olympics in Beijing. Had also won a bronze medal at the 2004 Games in Athens.
2011-2014: With James and Bosh as his teammates, the Heat made the Finals in four consecutive seasons and won back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013.
2016-2018: Played for his hometown Chicago Bulls and with James on the Cleveland Cavaliers before being traded back to the Heat partway through the 2017-2018 season.
2019: Retired following the 2018-2019 season.
April 16, 2021: Became part owner of the Utah Jazz.