Dion Waiters was already skating on thin ice with the Miami Heat after being suspended earlier in the year for unprofessional behavior. Now, a report stating that the 27-year-old shooting guard suffered a medical emergency on the plane due to ingesting marijuana gummies will only add to his struggles off the court.
On Friday (November 8), reports came over the wire that a Miami Heat player suffered a medical emergency on the plane en route to the team’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers after playing the Phoenix Suns on Thursday.
It was confirmed by sports journalist Andy Slater after the plane landed, adding in his reporting that Waiters suffered a seizure upon being awakened. This bodes as bad news for Waiters, who was a talented shooting guard and an NBA All-Rookie First Team selection in 2013. Although his numbers of slightly dipped, Waiters was known as an effective scorer and dropped major buckets for the Heat in preseason lay.
Dion Waiters’ name is trending on Twitter and the reaction is all over the place as expected. We’ve got those comments below.
We ain’t find out Metta World Peace was drinking Hennessy at halftime for years, Dion Waiters goes loco with gummies and he’s put on blast immediately. Ya hate to see it. pic.twitter.com/582dcd2bde— Alvin aqua Blanco (@Aqua174) November 9, 2019
This how dion waiters looked when his teammates woke him up pic.twitter.com/nTThSLoTfw— banana bread enjoyer (@2chienz) November 9, 2019
Dion Waiters on the flight home zoomin off the gummies pic.twitter.com/5j2hmu12p8— Lamarvelous Jackson 🇸🇴 (@Imf187) November 9, 2019
*Heat team plane lands*— Julian Edouard🗿🛸 (@JulianEdouard) November 9, 2019
Dion Waiters: pic.twitter.com/Es3dFoAFN6
Dion Waiters after eating his 11th pack of gummies pic.twitter.com/OkaAS5AAcf— Al Williams (@AlWill__) November 9, 2019
Dion Waiters when the “gummies” kicked in pic.twitter.com/BfSihz1IkB— Alec (@TreyBizzy) November 9, 2019