Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Dion Waiters had an interesting story for The Players’ Tribune. He touched a lot of interesting topics, including his time with LeBron James in Cleveland.
The Lakers guard explains that he was a “kid” back then. We all know what happened.
“I ain’t gonna lie to you. Back then, in those Cleveland days? I was still a kid, too. A dumbass kid, trying to figure it out. [LeBron James] used to show me different wines, different kinds of food. I was Philly Philly. I was raw. But Bron took me under his wing — and now all these years later, here we are again. Less hair, more wisdom. Life is crazy, right? Damn.”
Waiters went through a lot before earning a spot in LA. He had two great seasons with Syracuse, so Cleveland selected him with the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. His first two and a half seasons were good and he played alongside LeBron. However, the team struggled with chemistry issues.
In 2015, the Cavaliers traded Waiters to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He stayed there for a season and a half before becoming a free agent. Waiters then signed with the Miami Heat in 2016,
During his three years in Miami, Waiters sustained a lot of injuries. This past February, Miami traded Waiters to the Memphis Grizzlies. This happened after a series of team-issued suspensions.
Dion Waiters is a Laker now
The Lakers decided to gamble on Waiters and offered him a deal. He didn’t get a chance to try his luck as a Laker because the NBA suspended the regular 2019-20. This doesn’t change the fact that he was super excited about the chance to play alongside King James. His son was even more excited than him.
“When my son found out I was going to the Lakers, he went bananas. Buh-nanas, bro. He’s known Bron since he was a baby, when we were in Cleveland. That’s his guy.”
Waiters is 28, and hopefully, he won’t ruin the remainder of his professional career. Let’s see what happens in the next few months. He will have a chance to show off.