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Bears star Khalil Mack (left) and former NBA star Dwyane Wade watch campers at the Dwyane Wade Celebrity Sports Academy camp Saturday, July 20 at Lincoln-Way Central. STEVE MILLAR/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Sean Hastings, Contributing Editor
4:00 am CDT July 24, 2019

Dwyane Wade never had a chance to tell Michael Jordan that he wanted to be just like him when he was growing up

Wade grew up in Robbins and attended Richards High School in Oak Lawn. He played just one year for the Bulls in 2016, yet most children growing up in the area know D-Wade.

And for the last 11 years, Wade has returned to New Lenox and hosted a camp every year because of his long-standing friendship with Mayor Tim Baldermann.