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Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade found it harder to tell his wife, Gabrielle Union, about fathering a child with another woman during a break in their relationship than losing in the NBA Finals. He shared this during a recent podcast with NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe.

“You’re thinking about it all. It was all scary,” Wade said. “You know this is going to hurt someone that you’ve been building a relationship with and a life with.”

Wade stated that he tried to terminate their relationship in an effort to prevent any potential conflict, but in the end, he disclosed the news to Union before it became known to the public.

“I tried to pussyfoot around it,” he said. “I tried to break up with her. ‘Hey, things have been bad lately. Hey, we’ve been having a little distance in our relationship anyway.’ I tried all that. She kept showing up.”