Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade is the father of four children. The athlete is pictured attending Haute Living’s Haute 100 10th Anniversary Party on Oct. 25, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Romain Maurice/Getty Images

NBA baller Dwyane Wade usually makes headlines for his dominating moves on the basketball court but this time, it's gotten a bit more personal. In a recent interview, Wade opened up about parenthood and choosing to support his son.

The Chicago native sat down with Variety during the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France. In a clip from the interview, Wade was asked about his decision to support his now 12-year-old son Zion's attendance at the Miami Beach Pride parade earlier this year.

USA Today reported the Miami Heat shooting guard was unable to attend the parade in April due to his basketball schedule, but his son and wife, Gabrielle Union, along with other family members, were present. Despite his absence, the father of four showed his support on Instagram. "We support each other wide Pride!" he wrote at the time.

The 39-year-old told to Variety that he doesn't talk about his son's sexuality "because it’s Zion’s story to tell" but he did elaborate on his decision to support him.

“I think as a family, we should support each other. That’s our job," he said. "And my job as a father is to facilitate their lives and to support them and be behind them in whatever they want to do.”

And whether choose to praise or criticize his decision, he will be uncomfortable with the response. “I’m very uneasy about accolades that come from supporting my kids or the negativity that comes from it," he explained.

"I’m doing what every parent has to do. Once you bring kids into this world, you become unselfish. It’s my job to be their role model, to be their voice in my kids’ lives, to let them know you can conquer the world. So, go and be your amazing self and we’re going to sit back and just love you.”