When you don’t make the playoffs, the off-season comes quick. Some players like to go fishing. Others take exotic vacations. Then you’ve got Dion Waiters, who wrestles alligators.
In a video Waiters posted on Instagram that Basketball Insiders’ Tommy Beer found and posted on Twitter, Waiters is seen wrestling a very not fake alligator found its natural habitat: His swimming pool. The Heat guard captioned, “They ask me what my weight loss routine [is], I told ‘em wrestling alligators.”
Waiters posted his before and after pictures on Snapchat, showing the weight he visibly cut during the 2016-17 season with the Miami Heat. He also captioned on that image, “Truth the process,” marking the end to his yearlong war on quoting correctly.
— Godfather Riley (@GodfatherRiley) April 19, 2017
When you’ve had the season Waiters has had, though, you get some rope.
In his lone year in Miami, the Heat guard posted near career-highs across the board. He averaged 15.8 points on 39.5 percent three-point shooting, 4.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds for a Heat team that tied the Chicago Bulls for the East’s No. 8 seed.
When you have a year like that, why not wrestle some alligators?