Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and his wife Siohvaughn, welcomed a son, Zion, in Chicago on Tuesday, the basketball star announced on his Web site.
“We are really happy and everyone is healthy,” Wade says.
Zion was born at 8:45 p.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces. He was 21 inches long.
This is the second son for the couple, who are already parents to a 5-year-old son, Zaire.
Wade and Siohvaughn, both 25, are former high school sweethearts who reside in South Florida. They chose to deliver the baby in their home state of Illinois to be close to both of their families.
Wade, who is an NBA All-Star, has been fighting to recover from injuries recently. In February, he dislocated his left shoulder and missed more than six weeks of play. Then in May, he had surgery on both his shoulder and left knee. In 2006, Wade led the Miami Heat to its first NBA championship.
One of PEOPLE Magazine’s most beautiful athletes in 2005, Wade will learn on June 26 during the BET Awards ’07 whether he wins the best male athlete prize during a ceremony to be held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Siohvaughn is founder and president of A Woman’s Worth Foundation in Chicago and Miami, which executes leadership and life skills programs for at-risk girls.