Dion Waiters wanted a nice buzz on the Miami Heat plane as the team made their way to LA to take on the Lakers. What came next, for some reason, doesn’t shock me.
Waiters was listed as out due to illness several hours before tipoff against the Los Angeles Lakers. Miami sports radio host Andy Slater says Waiters had a medical emergency on the team’s plane flying from Phoenix to L.A. on Thursday night, according to sources. “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,” Slater wrote on Twitter. “Waiters was listed out tonight.” The incident follows a one-game suspension Waiters served for the Heat’s season opener last month due to “conduct detrimental to the team.” According to the Miami Herald, Waiters has now missed the first nine games of the 2019-2020 NBA season; the Heat are 6-3 after losing to the Lakers, 95-80, on Friday.
“Last year when I came off 1 of the most depressing & frustrating times of my life. Coming off injury & not feeling like myself nor looking like myself I was in a dark place mentally & physically, Because the game I love so much was taken away due to season ending surgery,” Waiters said in July.
“Now a days with this social media ran world they laughed at me made jokes etc not knowing what I was battling or going through everyday. So instead of me joining the circus I told myself you from (Philly) you’ve been through worst s– in your life than this. So I promise myself I would work my a– off & get back to where I was before the injury.
Waiters is expected to make a full recovery.
If you have eaten some Gummies you know, you have to be patient for the high to kick in. Don’t pull the “I can’t feel anything, I am eating more” trick.
It never ends well.