Heat legend Dwyane Wade looking forward to guiding son Zaire to NBA dream
Dwyane Wade is rolling into the last few days of his regular season career, hoping to hang on for one last postseason before he faces the challenges of retirement after 16 years in the league. Among his goals is to be an active part of his son’s aspiring pro basketball career, now a junior at American Heritage School in Florida.
The NBA aspirations are surely there and they’re not far fetched for a teenager with limitless talent.
“He wants this. He wants to be on this NBA level,” said Wade of his son, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. “He has the talent, and now we have to give him all the intangibles that he needs to get here. I’m going to do my part, and we’ll see what happens. I want to be around for him.
This timeline would likely have Zaire and LeBron James’ son, Bronny James Jr., likely playing in the NBA at the same time, perhaps the next James-Wade combination to take the league by storm.
Yet Wade doesn’t want to be invasive in this process, but rather be a present source of reference for his son as he chases his NBA dreams.
“I got to figure it out,” said Wade on how to go about helping his son achieve his NBA dreams. “I want to be there to be a sounding board for Zaire and take him to the next level that I think he can get to. I don’t want to do too much neither. I haven’t had this amount of time before to be around like this.”
Dwyane Wade is leaving the NBA on his own terms, and he’ll want his son to reach his dreams by his own merit as well — still remaining available to him as he develops into the future of the league.