Kobe Bryant’s advice for Dwyane Wade’s son? ‘Shoot a lot more’
Kobe Bryant delivered some sage wisdom to the son of Dywane Wade following the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to the Miami Heat Tuesday night. And given Bryant’s propensity to air it out and shoot often throughout his Hall of Fame career, his advice for the young man hardly should be surprising.
“We talked about his son’s game a little bit,” Bryant said of his conversation with Wade, per a tweet from ESPN’s Baxter Holmes. “I asked him how many times he shot the ball. Dwyane said not enough. I said, ‘If you’re going to be like Uncle Kobe, you need to shoot a lot more.’ And Dwyane said, ‘See! I told you!’ So we had a nice little laugh about that.”
Yep, that definitely sounds about right. Wade has two sons from a previous marriage: Zaire Blessing Dwyane Wade, 13, and Zion Malachi Airamis Wade, 8. While it was reported that Bryant was discussing the hardcourt game of the elder Zaire, it doesn’t make sense to rule out he just as well could have been talking about young Zion’s reluctance to chuck up the rock with regularity. Start ’em young, Uncle Kobe — who has averaged 19.6 field goal attempts per game during his career — would probably say.
It’s worth noting that Wade also called Bryant “the greatest player of our era” after the game, passing on ascribing that title to former teammate LeBron James.
“The Kobe Bryants aren’t around no more,” he said, via ESPN. “There are good young players, but there will never be another Kobe. So every opportunity you get to [face him], you want to seize that moment.”
With that in mind, it makes sense that Bryant felt compelled to advise Wade’s teenage son on the merits of shooting. A lot.
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