2006 NBA Finals MVP with the Miami Heat who won two more championships with the team in 2012 and 2013 alongside LeBron James. He was an All-NBA First Team selection in 2009 and 2010. After 13 years with Miami, he signed with the Chicago Bulls in 2016, followed by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017.
He played alongside his stepbrother Demetris McDaniel at Harold L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn, Illinois, then went on to star at Marquette University for two seasons.
He was referenced in the 2009 Jay-Z and Alicia Keys song "Empire State of Mind."
He became a father in 2002 when his son Zaire was born. He then had two more sons named Zion and Xavier and he married actress Gabrielle Union on August 30, 2014.
He, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James, all of them top 5 picks in the 2003 NBA Draft, teamed up for four seasons in Miami, becoming known as the Big Three and winning two NBA titles.