“I‘d rather go 0-For-30 than 0-For-9 because you go 0-For-9, that means you stopped shooting, that means you lost confidence.”
Dion Waiters is an American professional basketball player, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He plays as shooting guard for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. He belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.
He has been honored with NBA All-Rookie in 2013, Big East sixth man of the year and many more. Dion was also a highly ranked shooter in his school days. He was chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA draft 2012.
Dion Waiters Family
The parents of Dion Waiters are Dion Waiters Sr. and Monique Brown. Dion was born in the teenage of his mother and also grown-up by her while his father was in jail. Dion’s father left his family and his mother got married to James Barnes.
Dion lives with his stepfather, mother and only brother, Demetrius Pinckney. Religiously, Dion is part of the Muslim faith.
Dion dated a girl for years from Philadelphia named Brandy and both got married in 2011. They are blessed with three children, a boy named Dion Rhamik Waiters and two girls, Dior Raina Waiter and Dream Riley Waiters.
Recently, the news about the split of the couple was spread by the media on which Dion’s mother reacted and said people should not believe in all these rumors and we are living together happily.
Dion is shy while talking about his family openly on media, as he does not want to put words in someone’s mouth.
Dion Waiters Education
Dion took his early education from South Kent School and then he joined South Philadelphia High School.
He also joined the basketball training academy during his studies but he also completed his graduation from Syracuse University.
Dion Waiters Career
Dion Waiters joined Life Center Academy AAU Basketball. He played college basketball and averaged 6.6 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists. During his sophomore season, his average got better ranging to 12.6 points, 2.5 assists with 2.3 rebounds. Dion made his professional debut from Cleveland Cavaliers with highly paid and ranked newcomer in the team. He scored highest 33 points against the Kings.
Dion made a good debut in Rising Stars Challenge and scored 31 points with 7.2 assists. Dion was traded to Oklahoma City Thunders in 2015, he made a very poor start scoring just 4 points in the debut game. While the season came to an end, his average was 9.8 points and 2.3 assists.
Dion was traded to the Heat in 2016 and he averaged 13.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.8 assists until the contract with the franchise ended.
Dion Waiters Net Worth
Dion owns a huge villa worth $7.4 million with all the luxuries of life in it. He signed a three-year contract with Miami Heat in $26 million while his total earnings are estimated above $58 million.
Other than NBA earnings, he earns a lot of money from doing commercial ads, cameos and other investments in real estate business.
Dion Waiters Favorite Basketball Shoes
- Nike Zoom Freak 1s
- Nike Kobe 9
- Nike Area 72s