Miami Heat stars Dwyane Wade (2nd from L with sons Zion and Zaire) and LeBron James, right, pose for photos with Kei Nishhikori, left, of Japan and Rafael Nadal of Spain during the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida yesterday.

Wade was recently awarded full custody of his sons, Zion and Zaire, both of whom arrived in Florida 2 weeks ago to live with their dad full time. Men like D Wade and LeBron serve as excellent role models for the young brothas in our community who are leaving the street corners in droves to raise their children. All I see are young black fathers with their kids at South DeKalb Mall and Greenbrier Mall on the weekends. It's a beautiful thing!

Singer Brandy performed the National Anthem during the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open yesterday.

Photos: INF PHOTO

  • SnootyPooty

    It is a beautiful thing when fathers take an active role in their children's life. Kids shouldn't have too look outside of their home for role models because their role models should be at home.

  • SnootyPooty

    I dont particularly care for Brandy shirt. Its miss a total miss

  • http://chubs-chubs.blogspot.com stunnaz

    awww he kids make him sexy and like a man. A man who understands the concept of responsibility and enforces it is hella sexy to me. The kids are cute.

  • Eb

    All I see are young black fathers with their kids at South DeKalb Mall and Greenbrier Mall on the weekends. > I don't know why this made me :rofl:

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    Brandy looks nice here

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    SnootyPooty says:

    It is a beautiful thing when fathers take an active role in their children’s life. Kids shouldn’t have too look outside of their home for role models because their role models should be at home.
    _____________________

    It doesn't stop at the man. It's up to the women to choose carefully when they open their legs up to a man. Or at least use birth control until they're sure that he is proper father material.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    eastpointvet says:

    Brandy looks nice here
    _______________

    She does. :yes:

  • Daisy

    Brandy does look nice here but I agree with Snooty that top is a :nono:

    I hope D Wade and his ex wife can co parent together and raise happy healthy stable kids. I wish them the best.

  • flsun99

    @Daisy I agree. I hope DWade & his ex put their differences aside to be the best parents they can be to those two handsome boys. When kids grow up in dysfunctional homes, it breeds dysfunction in their lives and most of the time spills over into their adulthood. I'm speaking from experience too.

  • Torae

    It's great to see black men stepping up to the plate and taking care of their kids without ANY hesitation....

    I love Brandy and even though I don't really like her top, she always dresses classy!

  • http://twitter.com/jaysreallife Jay Bee

    TeamHeat and TeamBrandy

  • bnatural

    Brandy looks nice. D-Wade...good job! Lebron... :coffee:

  • SnootyPooty

    @Sandra I agree women as well as men should be selective when choosing a mate to parent with because ultimately its the kids that will suffer in the end when the parents.
    dont get along.

    Hopefully D-wade and Siovaughn (spelling) can have a some what amicable relationship for the sake of their kids happiness and mental stability

  • Zephyr1979

    Now that D. Wayde has custody of his children I wonder how much longer his relationship with Gabrielle Union will last? His attention will now be on his boys and not so much on her. It will be interesting to see how this will play out :)

  • Queen_City Gem

    Umph...wonder what Brandy was soundn like :coffee:

  • pinksghetti

    Cute kids! It is nice to see a father be a dad. Yes, Lebron looks cute in these pics, he's been so-so looking in photos lately.