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Dwyane Wade rips ex-wife's try to block their transgender daughter from legally changing her name

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Dwyane Wade said his transgender daughter Zaya, 15, should be legally permitted to change her name and gender, amid an attempt from his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade to block the move.Wade, 40, said that Funches-Wade's opposition to a court petition to allow Zaya the legal changes was 'libelous' and 'nonsensical,' TMZ reported after reviewing court docs in the cast Tuesday.Funches-Wade told the court earlier this month that the NBA alum was looking to finically exploit Zaya's story amid business opportunities with companies including Disney.

The latest: Dwyane Wade said his transgender daughter Zaya, 15, should be legally permitted to change her name and gender amid a legal attempt from his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade sought to block the moveWade, who played for the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls during his career, told the court that it was in the 'best interest' of Zaya to approve the petition.He said that 'a court order affirming her identity will allow Zaya to live more comfortably and honestly in all aspects of her life - from simple introductions and food orders, to applying for a driver's license and filling out college applications.' Wade said the 'petition is about allowing Zaya to take on the milestones of being a young adult with confidence and joy.'Wade's lawyers added, 'Siohvaughn's allegations are libelous at their core, and are, at best, nonsensical.

Dwyane filed this Petition because Zaya asked him to.' Wade, who played for the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls during his career, told the court that it was in the 'best interest' of Zaya to approve the petition.

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