The Miami Heat’s all-time leader in points, shots, and steals, Dwyane Wade, has three sons: Zion Malachi Airamis Wade, Zaire Blessing Dwyane Wade, and Xavier Zechariah Wade. The 14-year-old Zaire is obviously living his dream and his father’s to be a basketball star, too.
The six foot tall youngster made his famous father proud when he pulled off a great move against Tim Hardaway Jr. in a Miami Pro League game in July 2018. Recognized as a three-time NBA champion and Most Valuable Player in 2006, it’s obvious that Dwyane passed his playing skills to Zaire which are impressively delivered by his son.
Matthew Kerrigan is the eldest child of former figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan. Matthew and his two other siblings know how to skate and are also engaged with other activities. Their mother was elected into the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame but perhaps more memorable than her international recognition and numerous titles and awards was the attack that she suffered in 1994.
Nancy was walking through a corridor after her practice when Shane Stant, friend of fellow competitor Tonya Harding’s ex-husband, hit her right leg with a police baton. Tonya pleaded guilty of the attack and Nancy has since moved on. In fact, she resumed with her intensive training after recovering from the traumatic incident.
Another NBA superstar player who has an incredibly entertaining child is Julius Erving. His daughter with sportswriter, Samantha Stevenson, has made a name for herself in the world of sports. Young Alexandra Stevenson made her tennis debut back in 1999 at Wimbledon.
Alexandra was previously named in the top 20 best singles players and was often pitted against the greatestest tennis players, like Serena Williams, Mary Pierce, and Monica Seles, among others. Stevenson graduated with a degree in sociology from the University of Colorado. Isn’t it amazing that she graduated with honors while playing professional tennis at the same time. Such a pro, isn’t she?
Another kid of an ultra famous athlete is Zeke Thomas. His father is Isiah Thomas III, a retired basketball player who was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History and a 12-time NBA All-Star. Any son with a father like Isiah would be expected to pursue the same passion in the field of basketball, but Zeke chose a different path.
Zeke is, in fact, a successful DJ with regular gigs in New York, Miami and Las Vegas. His expertise in DJing, and of course, his father’s connection with basketball earned him a spot as the official DJ of an NBA All-Star game. We appreciate Zeke’s pursuit of happiness in a world where he truly belongs.
Amir Tyson is the son of world-famous boxer, Mike Tyson from his second marriage. After graduating from St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Amir pursues his college education at the American University in Washington, D.C. where he plays baseball.
In 2016, Amir appeared in a Super Bowl commercial featuring him as a boxer and his father, Mike as his trainer. This ad may well be turned into a reality. Pro-boxer that he is, with various accolades under his belt, Mike can greatly help Amir in becoming one if he so chooses. Mike Tyson was nicknamed “Kid Dynamite” and “Iron” due to his ferocious style in boxing and his intimidating behaviour both in and out of the ring.