Utah Jazz: LeBron James comes to the defense of NBA legend’s son

LeBron James vs Utah Jazz (Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports)
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The Utah Jazz recently made the decision to draft the son of franchise part-owner and NBA icon Dwyane Wade’s son, Zaire Wade. In relatively unshocking news, some people on the internet had some opinions about that development.

LeBron James, widely acknowledged NBA GOAT candidate and close friend of Zaire’s legendary father, was quick to come to the young hooper’s defense on Instagram.

“Proud of you nephew!!! Keep going and f the haters!! They ain’t s*** anyway” read Bron’s decidedly blunt social media post.

Having LeBron James in his corner must have been encouraging for the son of the Utah Jazz part-owner, but apparently, the King wasn’t finished. Another Instagram post pointed out that Bill Belicheck’s son was a coach on the New England Patriots, and that people didn’t seem to take issue with that fact. The post observed a hypocrisy in how Wade’s status was being treated by observers. James took to the comments section of that post to continue voicing his opinion on the matter.

“FACTS!!! I’m so sick of people and their opinions on s*** that ain’t got nothing to do with them” LeBron commented on that post.

LeBron may be advised to get accustomed to exactly that: in the age of social media, sharing opinions on matters that have nothing to do with one’s self is arguably America’s favorite past time. Nonetheless, his point stands. Zaire Wade is a 19-year-old kid with NBA ambitions. He’d likely have preferred to enter the NBA Draft, but he’s evidently been forced to try another route towards a successful basketball career.

If the best opportunity Wade found was to be drafted by Utah Jazz G-League Affiliate Salt Lake City Stars, he should be praised for taking that opportunity.

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Ultimately, we’re hoping Zaire doesn’t take the criticisms of strangers too closely to heart. If the day comes that he’s suiting up for the Utah Jazz, it won’t matter how he got there.