10 Questions for Dwyane Wade

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade on his Chicago childhood, Knight Rider and shooting hoops with Barack Obama

Peter Hapak for TIME

In your book, A Father First, you get quite personal about your harrowing childhood. Was it hard to write?

I had to go back to remember being 5, 6, 7 years old and the way I viewed my mom's addiction to drugs and my dad's strict ways. I got personal because I see kids every day like I was. I wanted to give them hope that you can break what we call "the generation curse." But also to let them know that once you get out, things are still going to happen. I still go through things at the age of...

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