During a Tuesday morning appearance on Good Morning America Dwyane Wade admitted that it was difficult to decide how much he wanted to talk about the gender identity story of his 12-year-old daughter Zaya for a new ESPN documentary. Zaya, born as a boy named Zion, was revealed by Wade to be transgender last week when the former Miami star made an appearance on Ellen.
At the same time, or close to, Wade is set to be a part of a documentary on the sports network that showcases his life on and off the court, D. Wade: Life Unexpected. That will air on Sunday evening. What's that, you want to see a preview? No? Well here it is anyway:
Host Robin Roberts asked Wade about the decision to include info on his daughter, while noting that it was something he "didn't have to put in this documentary" if he didn't feel like it. Roberts also wondered what went into the family's decision prior to reaching a conclusion. Wade agreed with the GMA host that it wasn't something that had to be added, and also acknowledged that it could be a tough thing for a preteen, but said it was important to do nonetheless.
Or watch the longer version, which includes details of Zaya's coming out and Wade reflecting on the changing of his own mindset regarding similar issues, here: