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At 34-years-old, Dwyane Wade is still a very good basketball player, but every now and then the three-time NBA Champion could use a little extra motivation.
On Tuesday, prior to a road game against the Brooklyn Nets, Wade received the motivation he needed in the form of an inspirational text message from his 13-year-old son, Zaire.
Here’s a transcript of the message:
“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.”
And here are a couple of screenshots of the actual message:
Did it work? You bet it did! Wade would go on to score a game-high 27 points as the Heat beat the Nets, 102-98.