06/06/2011 04:09 pm ET | Updated Aug 06, 2011

Dwyane Wade On Single Fatherhood: 'All Children Need Their Fathers'

NEW YORK -- Recently awarded full custody of his kids, basketball star Dwyane Wade on the importance of being--and having--a father, in this week's Newsweek.

There are a few words that come to mind when I think about the past few years of my life: challenging, rewarding, transformative--they roll off the tip of my tongue in an instant. In the span of a year, my two good friends LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined me on the Miami Heat, I struggled through a painful, public divorce, and I became the full-time parent to my two young sons, Zaire and Zion.

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