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(Yahoo)   One of the top 5th-grade basketball prospects in the nation-and yes, that's a thing now- is a kid named Zaire Wade. You may have heard of his father, a fella named Dwayne, who apparently plays a little bit of ball himself   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 37
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2013-06-24 10:20:25 AM
Now is that because he's actually any good, or beacause his daddy is?  Seems to me that height is the most important attribute for a basketball player, and you have no idea how tall the kid will be at that age
 
2013-06-24 10:21:39 AM
Dwyane.
 
2013-06-24 10:31:41 AM
Well, he shoots the 3 ball better than pops already.
 
2013-06-24 10:35:02 AM

ShadezofDis: Well, he shoots the 3 ball better than pops already.


Does the son have the flop gene?
 
2013-06-24 10:36:32 AM
A 5th grader isn't a prospect.  He's a 5th grader.  Recruiting is creepy enough when it is 17 year olds.
 
2013-06-24 10:39:04 AM
Who's Dwayne Wade? Did subby mean Dwyane Wade, the most commonly misspelled athlete in the NBA?
 
2013-06-24 10:39:08 AM

TonyDanza: Dwyane.


Really? I assumed that had to be a typo in the original story...sigh.."those people" and their outlandish names, I swear...hang on a sec...Jayden?, Kayleigh?  It's time to get your stuff ready for soccer practice...now as I was saying..
 
2013-06-24 10:42:28 AM

Thoguh: A 5th grader isn't a prospect.  He's a 5th grader.  Recruiting is creepy enough when it is 17 year olds.


Apparently some people think they are.  But I agree with you on the creeyness factor here, especially when I've read elsewhere that  there are kids that young who already have thier own shoe deals
 
2013-06-24 10:42:32 AM
Generally the kids that are taller when they are younger tend to not be as large when they are adults, 5th grade is ridiculous.
 
2013-06-24 10:49:06 AM

Magorn: Thoguh: A 5th grader isn't a prospect.  He's a 5th grader.  Recruiting is creepy enough when it is 17 year olds.

Apparently some people think they are.  But I agree with you on the creeyness factor here, especially when I've read elsewhere that  there are kids that young who already have thier own shoe deals


My old boss from years ago had his son on one of those traveling teams that had a shoe deal from some company. I just couldnt fathom it. He would go on about how they would travel around the country playing in tournaments and how the coach was a former NBA player. I went on youtube and looked at some of the games. Seemed like an awful lot of pressure to put 11-13 yr olds through for a damn game.
 
2013-06-24 10:53:31 AM

groppet: Magorn: Thoguh: A 5th grader isn't a prospect.  He's a 5th grader.  Recruiting is creepy enough when it is 17 year olds.

Apparently some people think they are.  But I agree with you on the creeyness factor here, especially when I've read elsewhere that  there are kids that young who already have thier own shoe deals

My old boss from years ago had his son on one of those traveling teams that had a shoe deal from some company. I just couldnt fathom it. He would go on about how they would travel around the country playing in tournaments and how the coach was a former NBA player. I went on youtube and looked at some of the games. Seemed like an awful lot of pressure to put 11-13 yr olds through for a damn game.


And we wonder why pro atheletes tend to feel entitled, above the law, and are farked up in the head...
 
2013-06-24 11:03:33 AM
I believe it's Ziare.
 
2013-06-24 11:08:55 AM
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-24 11:10:55 AM
 
2013-06-24 11:12:32 AM

Thoguh: A 5th grader isn't a prospect.  He's a 5th grader.  Recruiting is creepy enough when it is 17 year olds.


I was living in Indiana and about same age as Damon Bailey when Bob Knight said he was good enough to start at PG for Indiana. He was an 8th grader.  People lost their damn minds.  It was like the Pope coming to town and picking out the new Jesus.
 
2013-06-24 11:19:08 AM
Don't soccer teams sign little kids to their development programs or whatever?
 
2013-06-24 11:31:21 AM

Magorn: TonyDanza: Dwyane.

Really? I assumed that had to be a typo in the original story...sigh.."those people" and their outlandish names, I swear...hang on a sec...Jayden?, Kayleigh?  It's time to get your stuff ready for soccer practice...now as I was saying..


Farve.
 
2013-06-24 11:43:43 AM

The Muthaship: I believe it's Ziare


Actually I think it's Congo now.
 
2013-06-24 11:56:45 AM
What is next? Mozambique? Zimbabwe?
 
2013-06-24 11:57:53 AM
Progeny-of-famous-athletes trifecta in play.
 
2013-06-24 11:57:56 AM

GQueue: The Muthaship: I believe it's Ziare

Actually I think it's Congo now.


Pepsi presents New Congo
 
2013-06-24 11:58:20 AM

Thoguh: A 5th grader isn't a prospect.  He's a 5th grader.  Recruiting is creepy enough when it is 17 year olds.


Around here, a 5th grader could easily be 17 years old.  Possibly in the same class as a couple of his kids.
 
2013-06-24 12:06:09 PM
It's not unique for the rest of the world (or most sports) to start down the professional path at such an age
 
2013-06-24 12:08:18 PM
http://www.totalbarca.com/2013/youth/ben-lederman-from-los-angeles-to- sant-joan-despi/">http://www.totalbarca.com/2013/youth/ben-lederman-f rom-los-angeles-to- sant-joan-despi/
 
2013-06-24 12:13:13 PM
How long until Tom Crean starts to send him creepy twitter messages?
 
2013-06-24 12:27:49 PM
Yeah but how are his knees?
 
2013-06-24 12:57:56 PM
Kid's good, but he's no Zimbabwe Kemp. Or even Djibouti Rambis, for that matter.
 
2013-06-24 01:00:44 PM

LucklessWonder: Who's Dwayne Wade? Did subby mean Dwyane Wade, the most commonly misspelled athlete in the NBA?


I think subby's fine, it's Wade's parents that have the spelling problem.
 
2013-06-24 01:28:19 PM

LucklessWonder: Who's Dwayne Wade? Did subby mean Dwyane Wade, the most commonly misspelled athlete in the NBA?


Yeah, now that Dikembe Mutombo's retired.
 
2013-06-24 01:37:33 PM

MugzyBrown: It's not unique for the rest of the world (or most sports) to start down the professional path at such an age


Pretty common in baseball, especially with Dominican players.
I think it's kinda farked up but I understand that for those kids, it may be their only opportunity to make a decent living
 
2013-06-24 02:08:03 PM

Magorn: Now is that because he's actually any good, or beacause his daddy is?  Seems to me that height is the most important attribute for a basketball player, and you have no idea how tall the kid will be at that age


Actually, you have a pretty damn good idea how tall they will end up. What you don't know is when exactly they will reach their adult height.
 
2013-06-24 03:14:27 PM
He's walkin'!  Get him a bus!

assets.nydailynews.com
 
2013-06-24 03:45:45 PM

Magorn: Now is that because he's actually any good, or beacause his daddy is?  Seems to me that height is the most important attribute for a basketball player, and you have no idea how tall the kid will be at that age


Yes,

It's because he shows promise at the game and has a direct genetic link to someone who is a skilled player of the proper size for the NBA, which gives him a better shot statistically to end up big enough to play pro and certainly he will have any resource he needs to learn the game.

People often get worked up by nepotism but in sports it often makes sense. Not only is the kid raised with that sport as second nature to them but genetically they are more likely than the average person to have the physical gifts necessary to perform at the top level.
 
2013-06-24 04:35:38 PM
zaire is a good words with friends word
 
2013-06-24 04:40:52 PM

duffblue: Generally the kids that are taller when they are younger tend to not be as large when they are adults


Generally? Generally you are farking high.
 
2013-06-24 04:59:33 PM

duffblue: Generally the kids that are taller when they are younger tend to not be as large when they are adults, 5th grade is ridiculous.


Do they shrink? Is that what you are saying?
 
2013-06-24 05:48:26 PM
He's Got Game!: Dwayne Wade's son Zaire Wade is top prospect too (viral video)
http://www.examiner.com/article/dwayne-wade-s-son-zaire-wade-is-a-to p- prospect-video
 
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