NBA Legend Dwyane Wade to Produce Docuseries Starring His Son, Zaire
Dwyane Wade is taking his status as a “Little League dad” to the next level. The three-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat is slated to serve as an executive producer on Legacy, an eight-part docuseries that will appear on Vudu, Walmart’s digital video service. Legacy, produced by Dwyane’s 59th & Prairie Entertainment and Whistle Sports, will go inside the lives of young athletes whose parents were pros themselves, including Sierra Canyon School senior guard Zaire Wade.
"I'm proud to executive produce Legacy and bring my son’s unique athletic journey to other aspiring young athletes," Dwyane said in a statement. "I hope this docuseries leaves viewers feeling inspired through showing the hard work and dedication needed to turn your dreams into reality."
The show will also feature Vashti Cunningham, an Olympic high jumper looking to win gold in Tokyo this summer and the daughter of former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham; and Evan and Elijah Holyfield—the former a professional boxer, the latter a running back for the Philadelphia Eagles and both the sons of boxing legend Evander Holyfield. More subjects will be announced in the coming months.
Jonathan Hock, whose credits include five episodes from ESPN’s vaunted 30 for 30 docuseries, is slated to direct Legacy. Creative Artists Agency (CAA) brokered the deal on behalf of its clients, Dwyane and Whistle Sports.
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