Dion Waiters is an American Professional Basketball Player. Dion Waiters is the NBA guard who was drafted 4th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the year 2012. He even was able to play for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat, and the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won an NBA championship.
Table of Biography
Birth Facts and Childhood
Dion Waiters was born on December 10, 1991, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is 31 years old and is under the astrological sign, Sagittarius. He holds American nationality. His father’s name is Dion Waiters Sr. and his mother’s name is Monique Brown. He also has a brother whose name is Demetrius Pinckney. Likewise, his mother raised him when she was 17 years old and his father was in jail at the time of his birth.
Unfortunately, only four hours after his birth, his grandmother passed away. Moreover, Dion grew up playing basketball wherever he could, regardless of weather or time of day. And, apart from basketball, his home life revolved around his mother as well as his stepfather, James Barnes.
Dion Waiters attended Bartram High School and South Philadelphia High School in Philadelphia but did not play basketball at either school as a freshman. Then, in his sophomore year of high school, he went on to attend South Kent School. He was able to play basketball at Life Center Academy during his junior and senior years. And, following his senior year, he ranked as the 15th best overall recruit according to ESPNU and ranked as the No. 2 best shooting guard in the ESPN 100, and also ranked the 29th best overall recruit by Rivals.com.
Career and Professional Life
Dion Waiters was selected fourth overall in the 2012 NBA draft despite choosing not to work out for any teams before the draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He then was selected to play in the Rising Stars Challenge game during the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend. And, finally, after his rookie season, he rose to the fourth-best overall rookie by NBA and placed fifth in NBA Rookie of the Year voting with 21 points. Also, in the year 2014, he was able to participate in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge.
Likewise, that same year, he recorded his first career double-double with 17 points and a career-high 11 assists in a loss to the Miami Heat. In January 2015, Dion was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder from the Cavaliers in a three-team trade. Then, on July 26, 2016, he was able to sign with the Miami Heat. He was able to make his debut for the Heat in their season opener on October 26 against the Orlando Magic. Likewise, he also became the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, January 23 through Sunday, January 29, on January 30, 2017.
More About Career
Waiters went on to re-sign with the Heat on July 7, 2017. Then, on December 28, 2018, he went to Miami’s NBA G League affiliate team, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, for a rehabilitation assignment. Then, again on January 2, 2019, he made his return for the Heat. However, on October 19, 2019, he was suspended for Miami’s 2019–20 season debut game for “conduct detrimental to the team”. Also, he had to miss a game due to a panic attack he experienced while flying to the game. Again, two days later, the Heat suspended him for 10 games, including the previous game he missed, for the consumed edible.
Furthermore, on February 6, 2020, Dion Waiters was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in a three-team trade also involving the Minnesota Timberwolves, and three days later, he was waived by the Grizzlies. In March of the year 2020, he was able to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers and made his debut on July 30, 2020.
According to celebritynetworth, Dion Waiters has a net worth of $2 million. And, Waiters’ main income source must be his basketball career.
Dion Waiters was in a relationship with Brandy and they began dating in the year 2016. The couple has three children together and their names are Dream Riley Waiters, Dior Raina Waiters, and Dion Rhamik Waiters. Waiters have shared a lot of pictures of his girlfriend and his children on his social media accounts.
Dion Waiters has a height of 6 feet 4 inches and his weight is 98 Kg and his other body measurements are 42-30-18 inches. Moreover, Waiters has black hair, dark brown eyes, and a beard as well.
Dion Waiters is pretty active on all of his social accounts. He owns his Instagram account under the name “waiters3” and has 421K followers on it. Likewise, his Twitter account is under the name “dionwaiters3” and has 115.6K followers until now.