The former NBA player, 40, submitted an appeal in August. 22 asking his daughter of 15 years old to be permitted to alter her birth name

Zion Malachi Airamis Wade to Zaya Malachi Airamis Wade according to the documents released online on Friday through the Los Angeles Superior Court.

The documents say that Wade has full power for making decisions on behalf of his daughter and that he has informed 

the mother of the teenager and ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches regarding his application "as an act of courtesy.

Wade and actor Gabrielle Union married in August 2014 and welcomed their first child, Kaavia, 3, in November 2018.

Wade remembered his daughter Zaya who came out as transgender in an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres show. "

Our (then) 12-year-old daughter came to our home ... she told us, "Hey, I want to speak to you guys. I'm sure that as time goes on,

I'll be determined to be a real person and I'd like to be referred to as her or her. I'd love for you to refer to me as Zaya," Wade said at the moment.

He continued, "We're just trying to discover all the information we can so that we can ensure that we provide our child with the best chance to be her the best version of herself.

The father who is protective condemned the growing popularity of anti-trans lawsin States across the U.S. and revealed that he was "afraid" of Zaya's security.

This is the way we live our lives. We live it and when you're on the road creating rules, and you're not experiencing this ,

and you're not experiencing this, and you're signing off and making rules it's not the way to go. It's a joke." Wade said. Wade.