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Dwyane Wade receives motivational texts from son (pics)


Zaire Wade, the 13-year-old son of Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade, thought his dad needed a boost so he sent him a pretty inspiring motivational message ahead of Tuesday’s tilt against the Brooklyn Nets.

Unfortunately — as Zaire acknowledges in his lengthy text — D-Wade wouldn’t see the message until after the game, but that didn’t stop the teenager from dropping some serious basketball knowledge on his pops.

The Miami Herald’s Ethan J. Skolnik received permission from Wade to share the message.

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The text message reads, as transcribed — and edited for minor errors — by Skolnik :

“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.”

Not only an inspiring message, it contains some pretty astute observations as well.

For the record, Wade scored 27 points in the Heat’s 102-98 victory for the team’s second victory in a row after snapping a four-game losing streak. Perhaps Zaire’s sage advice will help spur Wade and the Heat to even bigger and better things.