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Last year, social media bloggers claimed retired NBA star Dwyane Wade was unhappy with the head coach of his son, Zaire Wade's basketball team. It seems the reports were true.
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Wade, 38, is reportedly unhappy with the attention lavished on LeBron James's son Bronny James (pictured), a rising star on the highly touted Sierra Canyon High School basketball team.
Before Zaire suffered a foot injury in early December, Wade reportedly had a heated argument with Sierra Canyon head coach Andre Chevalier over Zaire not getting enough playing time.
When Zaire recovered from his injury, he still didn't get the coveted playing time that Wade is paying for.
Wade, who was hired by TNT as a sports analyst, was asked whether he would attend Saturday's State Championship game.
"I will not be there. My son ain't playing and I don't want to do nothing to the coach," he said, suggesting they might come to blows. He added, "I won't be there but I'll be rooting for the kids."
Wade's conflict with the head coach threatens to drive a wedge between Wade and James, 35, who is staying out of the drama.
Zaire was touted to follow in his superstar dad's footsteps. But he has not lived up to the hype at Sierra Canyon. That's a hard pill to swallow for Wade who lives vicariously though his children.
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According to a published report, Wade argued with Chevalier about playing his son more. The same report claims Wade was considering transferring Zaire to another high school where he is not outshined by better caliber players.
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Everywhere the 30-4 Trailblazers went this season, the media hordes followed LeBron James's son Bronny.
Zaire, a 17-year-old senior, and Bronny, a 15-year-old freshman, are bench players on a team that boasts Amari Bailey, the No. 6 high school player in the nation, and Brandon Boston Jr., a five-star recruit heading to Kentucky next year.
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Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, 47, pictured with Zaire, share 19-month-old daughter Kaavia James, and Wade fathered a son, Xavier, 6, with his fan, Aja Metoyer, 36.