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Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union announce birth of 'miracle baby'

USA TODAY SPORTS logo USA TODAY SPORTS 6 days ago AJ Neuharth-Keusch
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 14: Miami Heat basketball player Dwayne Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union smile as they watch the NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Miami Dolphins on October 14, 2018 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. (Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) © (Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 14: Miami Heat basketball player Dwayne Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union smile as they watch the NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Miami Dolphins on October 14, 2018 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. (Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Dwyane Wade missed the first game of his final NBA season on Wednesday night, and for good reason. 

Wade, 36, announced on Thursday that he and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, welcomed a baby daughter into the world via a surrogate on Wednesday — a day that will "forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days," Wade wrote on Twitter.

Wade — a 12-time All-Star, three-time champion and future first-ballot Hall of Famer — has three sons from previous relationships. He and Union, who over the years has opened up about her struggles with infertility, have been married since 2014. This is their first child together. 

In September, Wade announced that his 16th NBA season will be his last, citing his family as one of the main reasons he's deciding to hang it up.

"I feel like my family have put me first for so many years, for good reasons," the Miami Heat guard said in a video posted to YouTube. "But I feel like there comes a point in time where we've all got to think about someone else, especially the ones around you that have supported you, supported your dreams, supported your journey, like my family have.

" ... There's a lot of things you guys don't know that we deal with, and I have dealt with this summer to make this decision. And this is the hardest decision that I've ever had to make, but it's one of the best decisions that I've had to make as well."

Wade's availablity for Friday night's game against Indiana is unknown. He's averaging 14.3 points, four rebounds and 2.9 assists in 25.7 minutes per game this season for the 5-5 Heat.

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