Something about youth sports that seem to have way more emotion to it than pro sports, because of parents who like to interject themselves in everything, especially if they think their child is not getting treated right.
That seems to be the case for Dwyane Wade.
On Tuesday, Sierra Canyon advanced to the semifinals of the California state boys basketball championship after a game-winning shot, but Wade, whose son plays for the team, wasn’t too thrilled. Wade’s son Zaire did not play a single minute in the game and hasn’t been playing that much lately.
Ziaire Williams, one of the top college recruits in the nation, hit a buzzer-beater that was shown during the NBA on TNT postgame show, but Wade used that time to rip the head coach and state that he wouldn’t be attending the CIF state title game.
“I will not be there,” Wade said. “When my son ain’t playing … and I don’t want to do nothing to the coach. I won’t be there. I won’t be there but I’ll be rooting for the kids.”
Sierra Canyon is the same team that LeBron James’ son Bronny plays for. As of right now, Zaire is a three-star recruit who has drawn interest from DePaul, TCU, Rhode Island, Toledo and Miami.
Calling out head coach Andre Chevalier on national TV is not a good way to get his son playing time, in fact, it might put him further down on the bench.