The Dion Waiters saga in Miami has taken a strange twist. After being fat shammed by most of NBA twitter for seemingly eating too many sweets while recovering from an ankle injury last season, his relationship with the Miami Heat took an even more sour turn this season. He was ultimately suspended by the Heat for conduct detrimental to the team, after his bench and Instagram comments about Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. And, even while being declared active, has not played for the team yet this season.
Now, on the team flight to Los Angeles, Waiters suffered a medical emergency when he overdosed on gummies according to Andy Slater of 640AM.ThTh
UPDATE: Dion Waiters is the Heat player who had medical emergency on team plane, I’ve confirmed.
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)
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) November 9, 2019
We certainly hope Waiters is OK, regardless of the circumstances.
The Heat have yet to comment further, as they returned Saturday and have a day off before preparing for Tuesday’s home game against Detroit.
While we wait, Twitter has been ruthless, as expected.
Dion Waiters on the flight home zoomin off the gummies pic.twitter.com/5j2hmu12p8
— Lamarvelous Jackson (@Imf187) November 9, 2019
Dion Waiters mid flight when the dope was too strong pic.twitter.com/VkXTo6YmpN
— DAY 1 NINER SUPPORTER MEK (@_YoMek) November 9, 2019
Dion Waiters when he eats too many gummies pic.twitter.com/CqRanFWDo7
— Alex (@TheAlexNBA) November 9, 2019
The guess here, however, is the Heat are not laughing.
More as it comes in.