Dwyane Wade posts photo of his son re-creating iconic windmill dunk
Dwyane Wade’s career, unfortunately, is finally over. Just as his playing days have come to a close, though, the Miami Heat legend’s oldest son seems poised to pick up his father’s mantle as an electrifying athlete on the perimeter – at least if his re-creation of Wade’s iconic windmill dunk is any indication of things to come.
On Saturday, Wade took to Instagram to post photos of he and his son, Zaire, in matching aerial poses en route to ferocious windmill slams.
Like father, like son.
Zaire Wade is a rising senior in high school at American Heritage in Plantation, FL, a suburb just north of Miami. The 6-foot-2 lefty has scholarship offers from Nebraska, Rhode Island, and DePaul, and will hope to accrue additional Division I offers on the summer basketball circuit with elite program E1T1. Highlight reels of the teenager show a guard who’s inherited his dad’s ball-handling flair and effortlessly smooth on-court style.
Dwyane Wade retired after the 2018-19 season. He won three championships over his 16-year career, winning Finals MVP playing next to Shaquille O’Neal in 2007 and earning back-to-back rings as LeBron James’ sidekick in 2012 and 2013. A 13-time All-Star and eight-time All-NBA honoree, Wade retires as Miami’s all-time leader in points, assists, steals, games, and minutes played among a host of other statistical categories.
Though there’s no guarantee Zaire follows in his dad’s footsteps to the NBA, the fact that he’s progeny of a future Hall-of-Famer like Wade certainly gives him a leg up on other teens with NBA dreams. Of course, his evident aerial artistry does, too.