Playing two days after his dad's suicide, Tremont Waters was pillar of strength
Tremont Waters wrote a message on his sneakers in memory of his father, who passed away on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/glKI7y0G6A— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 13, 2019
The kid is strong..— bayu prasetyo (@bayupras) July 13, 2019
Yes, this kid is strong - just what Danny Ainge looks for when drafting. The message on Tremont's shoes read "July 11, 2019. EBW II. Team Waters." Waters Way." When I saw Waters went 1-of-10 from beyond the arc last night, I wondered if his thoughts of his dad's last moments on earth prior to pulling the trigger that ended his life were on his mind as he released each attempt. Damn it, I hate writing stories of such tragedy, but when I see this kind of strength in the face of tremendous adversity, it needs to be done.
I sent this text to Ed Waters the day after the draft. I’ve known him and his son for over 12 years and there aren’t too many father/son duos who are closer than Tremont and his Dad! My heart aches for him and I pray for his strength to continue his journey! #TremontWaters pic.twitter.com/q6nkrhPBZz— Reggie Hatchett (@SpokenWater) July 13, 2019
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