Dwyane Wade's 13-Year-Old Son Sent Him Inspiring Text Messages Before Game

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Thomas DuffyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 27, 2016

Zaire Wade should be a motivational speaker.

Before his dad, Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade, squared off against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night, the 13-year-old fired off some really inspiring messages.

Here's the second half:

Ethan J. Skolnick of the Miami Herald shared the texts with D-Wade’s permission:

"Hey man, you won't get this message until after your game but i wanna say sum. These last few away games I have been watching to see if I can help you with anything. In the game you struggled you of course shot bad from the (field). The games you played good you got to the bucket. Last night vs. the Bulls was I (think) your best game of the season. When you are attacking the rim that causes (the) defense to suck in and opens up and ones for you, wide open treys for your teammates or etc... all I'm saying is stay on attack mode big dog. When you attack they will play you with a lil extra room so that's when u use that killa instinct and shoot your midrange. And stop being so hard on yourself, most important play for a passion. It seems your playing like someone is making you. No go out there and play like it's your last game of the season and give it all and trust your teammates."

Miami defeated Brooklyn, 102-98, as Wade exploded for 27 points. After losing four straight, the Heat have now won back-to-back games.

Once the postgame media cleared out, Wade beamed while Udonis Haslem read the message, per Skolnick.

This is awesome.

Here’s hoping Wade pins “Stay on attack mode, big dog” above his locker.

[Instagram, h/t Miami Herald]

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