Heat guard Dion Waiters has seen his weight fluctuate throughout the past few years.
More often than not, he’s faced criticism from fans and coaches alike due to being a bit overweight. Waiters hasn’t seemed to be affected by it, though, and has defended himself in the past — blaming cameras and other factors that he believes are out of his control.
Waiters was listed as having weighed 216 pounds last season, and judging by a team photo that was snapped during media day, it appears he’s currently a bit more than that. Twitter had a field day with it.
In his defense, Waiters certainly isn’t the first NBA player to show up to training camp a bit overweight. Still, he may want to do some extra cardio and work on his diet in anticipation of the team’s regular-season opener on Oct. 17 so he can be in better shape for the game.