The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree — or in this case, the basketball doesn’t bounce far from the hoop? Something like that.

Dwyane Wade
, fresh off his third NBA title with the Miami Heat, appears to have passed on his mad basketball skills to his son, 11-year-old Zaire. Yahoo Sports reports that the fifth grader recently smoked the competition at the John Lucas Future of the Game camp.

Zaire is a point guard and, like his father, is already demonstrating his leadership skills on the court. However, in an act of rebellion that tickles our fancy, the young Wade sports not his dad’s sneakers but the shoes of his dad’s teammate, LeBron James. Heh.

So, mark it down for the 2027 NBA Finals — Zaire Wade for MVP.

Zaire is Wade’s older son. He also has Zion, 6, from his marriage to high school girlfriend Siohvaughn Funches. The two separated in 2007.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."