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NBA star Dwyane Wade: Chicago needs tougher gun laws

David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald via AP
Then-Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, speaks with the media after basketball practice in Miami in April. Wade has lashed out against his hometown of Chicago's gun laws, calling them weak and saying he's already urged city officials to enact changes to help both citizens and police.


Dwyane Wade is lashing out against his hometown of Chicago's gun laws, calling them weak and saying he's urged city officials to enact changes.

 

Wade also says his children are afraid of police the same way he was growing up and that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tweeting about the murder of his cousin last week left him with "a bad taste" in his mouth.

 

Wade spoke out to ABC News in an interview that aired Friday, one day before the funeral for his cousin Nykea Aldridge — a mother of four who was shot and killed on a Chicago street last week.

Aldridge was one of 90 people killed in August alone in Chicago.

 

Wade is returning to Chicago this season after 13 years starring for the Miami Heat.