After Dwyane Wade scored just two points and yelled at Erik Spoelstra in a playoff game against the Indiana Pacers, he visited his college coach Tom Crean. In the next game, Wade scored 30 points to help Miami tie the series 2-2 en route to the 2012 NBA championship.
This season, in the midst of a 10-game suspension, Dion Waiters flew to Syracuse to visit his college coach Jim Boeheim and watch a Syrcause basketball game.
Dion Waiters came back to Syracuse for advice from Jim Boeheim and to "feel the love" of Orange fans.— Donna Ditota (@DonnaDitota1) November 17, 2019
The Heat guard, suspended for 10 games, talked about where he is right now as he figures out how to move forward:https://t.co/Qe1puoqOEg
Waiters said he knew that Boeheim is “a person who will always be there for me if I ever need anything.” And he added that “it’s not the end of my story.” Waiters has not played a regular season game for the Miami Heat yet this season.
He will be eligible to rejoin the team for Miami’s Dec. 1 visit to the Brooklyn Nets.
Last week, Waiters had a panic attack on the team flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles after consuming a THC-infused edible. That led to a Heat statement saying that Waiters had “engaged in conduct detrimental to the team” including the “scary situation” on the team flight.