Friday, January 21 2022

Future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade on Tuesday expressed how proud he is of his son, Zaire, for turning professional and playing in the NBA G League this season.

Of course, Zaire was drafted by the Salt Lake City Stars last month ahead of the start of the regular season. He elected to play in the G League over the collegiate route after receiving offers from programs like Miami and South Carolina among others.

Dwyane last season became a part-owner of the Utah Jazz, the parent team of the Stars. Zaire said previously that he had no idea he would be selected by the Stars and had quite a moment with his father upon learning he would join Salt Lake City.

The three-time champion, speaking Tuesday on “Good Morning America,” said Zaire is following his dreams by playing professionally this season with Salt Lake City.

People always say Zaire is following in my footsteps and I always say Zaire is following his dreams. He is following his dreams to be 19 years old, to be able to have the opportunity to be able to do that, to turn pro and to have the confidence to take that step. I’m so proud of him.

My wife and I, as a family, our whole goal for our kids is to just give them opportunities we did not have. For them to be able to do the things they want to do, to be able to follow their dreams. To be able to help him get that opportunity and to see him go off and become this young man I get to watch, I’m the proudest father in the world.

Zaire has appeared in each of the first two games of the season for the Stars. He is averaging five points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist after recording 10 points in his debut on Nov. 5. He has played confidently and shown promise through two games.

The opportunity to play in the G League will help him get his professional career up and running and prepare him for the future. He has certainly made his father proud to this point and it will be worth monitoring to see how he progresses this season.

The Stars play next on Wednesday versus the Santa Cruz Warriors. The contest can be streamed on ESPN+ starting at 9 p.m. EST.

This post originally appeared on Rookie Wire! Follow us on Facebook!

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