Dwyane Wade’s Son Texts Him Some Smart Basketball Advice

Bryan Brandom
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NBA stars are sometimes averse to advice.

And why shouldn't they be? They committed their life to reaching the highest peak of their profession, so they're not about to listen to some Joe Schmo tell them how to box out properly or be a more selective shooter.

But when it comes from said player's own offspring? That's a different story.

Just ask Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade.

On Tuesday night, Wade torched the Brooklyn Nets to the tune of 27 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks in a 102-98 victory.

His son Zaire was watching, and after game the 13-year-old texted his old man some fantastic basketball advice.


With Dwyane Wade's permission, here's the first part of the text message his son Zaire sent him tonight…

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And here's the second part of the message that Zaire Wade sent Dwyane tonight

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Here's the full transcript, with just a few edits.

Hey man, you won't get this message until after your game but i wanna say sum. These last few away games I have been watching to see if I can help you with anything. In the game you struggled you of course shot bad from the (field). The games you played good you got to the bucket. Last night vs. the Bulls was I (think) your best game of the season. When you are attacking the rim that causes (the) defense to suck in and opens up and ones for you, wide open treys for your teammates or etc… all I'm saying is stay on attack mode big dog. When you attack they will play you with a lil extra room so that's when u use that killa instinct and shoot your midrange. And stop being so hard on yourself, most important play for a passion. It seems your playing like someone is making you. No go out there and play like it's your last game of the season and give it all and trust your teammates.

Of course, Zaire isn't some run-of-the-mill 13-year-old.

The kid can ball.