Wednesday January 27th, 2016

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade played a big game on the second night of a back-to-back Tuesday, scoring 27 points in a 102–98 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

Wade’s efforts led the Heat to their second straight win after a four-game losing streak, and it was the second game in a row in which Wade closed the game down the stretch. What helped kickstart Wade into his second straight vintage performance? Some salient coaching advice from his elder son Zaire, who is 13 years old.

Zaire texted his father some tips in between Miami’s wins against Chicago and Brooklyn.

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With Dwyane Wade's permission, here's the first part of the text message his son Zaire sent him tonight...

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And here's the second part of the message that Zaire Wade sent Dwyane tonight

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This is some pretty good advice! Also, Zaire Wade calls his dad “big dog.”

– Rohan Nadkarni

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