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Dwyane Wade's ex-wife stages protest on downtown Chicago sidewalk

(Issac Baldizon/Getty Images) Dwyane Wade and ex-wife Siohvaughn, pictured here at the Heat's 2006 victory parade, divorced in 2010. (Issac Baldizon/Getty Images)

After several frustrating days in court, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, ex-wife of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, took to the streets to rant about her divorce and custody battles on a sidewalk outside the Daley Center in downtown Chicago.

Wade filed for divorce from Funches-Wade in 2007, divorced in 2010 and gained sole custody of their two children in 2011. The couple grew up in south suburban Robins and began dating at Richards High School.

Funches-Wade held a sign that read "NBA Miami Heat star, mother of his children on the streets," according to The Chicago Sun-Times' Maudlyne Ihejirika.

From the report:

After a grueling week of court developments in which Funches-Wade sought to fire her attorney — her legal representation paid for by Wade, she has gone through 12 lawyers — and a week in which she was arrested by Circuit Court Judge Thomas Carr for appearing late in court, she’d had it.

Leaving Friday’s hearing, Funches-Wade plopped down on a mat outside the downtown courts building, with her sign and her sister and mother at her side supporting her.

“Dwyane Wade is offering to pay only some of what he owes me if I sign an agreement never again to discuss what happened in our marriage or with our children. I refuse,” the ex-wife said. “I finally told Carr I just wanted to end the case and keep my freedom and my voice. I told him I didn’t want anything from Dwyane. The judge demanded the trial continue. I couldn’t believe it.”

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