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The son of Heat legend Dwyane Wade signs with the Jazz G-League: report

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To learn that Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade became a partner in Utah Jazz was not only a shock to fans, but an unexpected development for the franchise’s front office.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charnia, Wade’s son, Zaire Wade, 19, is expected to sign a deal with the Salt Lake City Stars, the G League daughter of jazz.

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“Zaire Wade, the son of Dwyane Wade, is signing a contract in the NBA G League and is expected to join the Salt Lake City Stars, a subsidiary of Utah Jazz. Dwyane Wade is a co-owner of Jazz “, Charania tweeted.

It would have been a brilliant moment if Wade, who helped bring three NBA titles to Miami, had a son who played for the Heat, but that dream has now been shelved.

Zaire Wade was point guard at Sierra Canyon School in California but was transferred to Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, in April 2020. According to ABC 4, he will graduate as part of class 2021.

While Wade attended college at Marquette University in Milwaukee before finishing fifth overall in the 2003 NBA Draft, it appears that his son will skip his college career and jump straight into the professional league system.

Zaire Wade, who is six feet tall and weighs 170 pounds, received a Scout rating of 76 out of 100 from ESPN and received college offers from Toledo, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and DePaul University.

Why did Wade ultimately choose to own Utah over Miami? The first reason is Wade’s relationship with jazz owner Ryan Smith.

“Ryan and I have been friends for a while,” Wade told GQ. Ryan is 42 years old and I’m 39. He’s in a business and tech area that I want to get into one day and learn more about it. And I know what I can bring in from a basketball point of view and he sees my values. It was just the right fit. “

The second reason Wade was lured to Utah was because of the distance between his southern California home and Salt Lake City.

“I live in LA, man. Utah is an hour and 15 minute flight straight over the mountains. Everything was right for this phase of my life. For that part of my life [ownership with the Miami Heat] wasn’t the move I wanted to take … When you retire and you’re no longer a player, it’s about business. And you need to empower yourself to have the best business opportunity for you and your family. And Utah was that for me. “

Heat owner Micky Arison said he offered Wade a chance to become an owner in Miami

When news broke that Wade would become the owner of the Jazz, it was widely believed that Heat owner Micky Arison never offered the former MVP a part of the team, but that wasn’t the case at all.

Immediately after Wade announced in mid-April that he would join jazz, Arison made a strong statement on the matter. Arison tweeted, “I would like to congratulate Dwyane on his recent announcement. We had discussed adding him to our group of owners after he retired, but he wasn’t ready to get involved at that point. Of course I’m disappointed that he didn’t think about it. “

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Immediately after Wade announced in mid-April that he would join jazz, Arison made a strong statement on the matter. Arison tweeted, “I would like to congratulate Dwyane on his recent announcement. We had discussed adding him to our group of owners after he retired, but he wasn’t ready to get involved at that point. Of course I’m disappointed that he didn’t think about it. “



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