Prior to the Miami Heat’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, it was reported that Dion Waiters suffered a medical emergency on the team plane.
According to Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640, Waiters passed out during the ride after he had ingested too many “gummies.” Slater also says Waiters was unconscious upon the plane’s landing and had a seizure when he woke up.
Neither the Heat or Waiters have confirmed the details of this report.
SLATER SCOOP: A Miami Heat player had a medical emergency on their flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles on Thursday night, according to sources.— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) November 8, 2019
A Heat spokesman told me the team cannot comment due to medical confidentially laws.
UPDATE: Dion Waiters is the Heat player who had medical emergency on team plane, I’ve confirmed.— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) November 9, 2019
Waiters overdosed on “gummies,” sources say, and was passed out when plane landed.
He had a seizure when he was finally woken up, I’m told.
Waiters was listed out tonight (illness)
Waiters has missed all nine of Miami’s games this season after he was suspended last month for “conduct detrimental to the team.” Of the games he has missed, Waiters was listed on the active roster for two of them. Waiters reportedly got into an argument with head coach Erik Spoelstra prior a preseason game in Houston according to reports.
Waiters will receive a $1.1 million bonus if he appears in 70 of the team’s 82 games this season. He is in the third year of a four-year $52 million contract.