Ron DeSantis has been getting hit from all sides.
Even celebrities from the sports world are taking shots.
And one “woke” NBA star fled DeSantis’s state for an insane reason.
Former Miami Heat all-star guard Dwyane Wade is a full-fledged soldier in the left’s “woke” army.
Although Wade retired in 2019, he and Hollywood actress wife Gabrielle Union have been in the news for their far-left activism.
Wade has a 15-year-old son from his first marriage who identifies as a girl, which has endeared the Wade family to the coastal elites.
In a recent interview, Wade even claimed that he left Florida because of Governor Ron DeSantis.
Wade said, “That’s another reason why I don’t live in that state…A lot of people don’t know that. I have to make decisions for my family, not just personal, individual decisions.”
Wade won three championships with the Heat, which led to Miami-Dade County being given the nickname “Wade County.”
But even the Democrat stronghold of Dade went red in the last election, putting Wade politically at odds with his former home.
Wade continued, “I mean, obviously, the tax [situation] is great. Having Wade County is great. But my family would not be accepted or feel comfortable there. And so that’s one of the reasons why I don’t live there.”
The governor signed into law the Parental Rights in Education bill, which simply prevented public school employees from engaging in classroom discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K through 3.
Celebrities balked and smeared it as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, but even a majority of Florida Democrats supported the legislation.
DeSantis is now looking to extend the law to 12th grade.
While Wade claims DeSantis is a reason for his departure, the timeline does not entirely add up.
Wade put his South Florida mansion on the market in 2019 after retiring, and it finally sold in 2021, before the Parental Rights in Education bill was introduced.
Wade has become a sports world spokesman for the left’s radical transgender push.
During the “I Am Athlete” podcast, Wade told former NFL players Brandon Marshall and Ryan Clark how his son initially came out as gay.
Wade explained, “It was an assignment that was done at school. The assignment at school would say ‘tell me about yourself,’ and this was a time where Zaya would take the time to say, ‘I’m black…and I’m gay.’ At the time, Zaya said, ‘I am gay.’”
Marshall incredulously interjected, “At eight years old.”
Wade reiterated, “At eight years old,” then continued, “The teacher called home and said, ‘Hey, I just want you to know we post these all over the school, but we didn’t want to post this if you guys didn’t—’ blah blah blah…The teacher at that time was a gay female…[She] gave Zaya the confidence to be able to say those words.”
More psychologists and sociologists are beginning to speak out against the radical transgender movement.
They argue, with mounting evidence, that the overwhelming majority of children who experience gender dysphoria are kids who will grow up to be gay adults.
And the radicals are eager to rush them into irreversible hormone treatments and surgeries.
This is what Dwyane Wade is now promoting.