Waiters, following the Heat's 124-108 win against the Suns in Phoenix on Thursday, reportedly ate a THC-infused edible before their chartered flight to Los Angeles in an effort to find relief from a stomach ache.
Waiters made his way back to Miami with the team after their loss to the Lakers on Friday night, but at this point, his status moving forward is unclear.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on Friday initially directed inquiries to general manager Andy Elisburg, who then said such questions should go through a team spokesman, who declined comment.
Load management is a hot topic in the National Basketball Association after James' Staples Center cohabitant, Kawhi Leonard of the LA Clippers, sat out a nationally televised game for the second consecutive week Wednesday.
He is the only person with that specific report. Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel confirmed that Waiters did have a medical emergency on the plane and first responders met the Heat charter when it landed in Los Angeles, but he did not have other details. Think of it like this: If all the current National Basketball Association rosters were dismantled and each team was to draft from a pool of players in today's National Basketball Association, but for only this season, what would the top ten picks be?
Here are the NBA's top 10 players in ascending order...
There's still a lot of games left to be played, but so far, the Purple and Gold look like the team to beat in the National Basketball Association. He has been on the active list for only two of the Heat's nine games thus far but has yet to dress and sit on the bench for a game.
"Last year when I came off 1 of the most depressing & frustrating times of my life". In the past, he has never been out for more than 13 games in a single season. So it's just my personal pressure that I'm putting on myself. "They hear that word but they don't really know what it means".