dwyane wade is about to win “baller wolf/father of the year” out here.
the way how he has been promoting his gay son is so admirable.
he sat down with fellow nba baller wolves,
matt barnes and stepeh jackson,
for their podcast,
“all the smoke“.
matt asked him about raising a gay son,
especially coming from the masculine forest of basketball.
this is a clip of what he had to say…
a lot of folks don’t realize many of their parents already know.
i’m sure my parents knew.
they can sense their child isn’t like the other “boys”.
they tend to bottle it up in denial,
or become abusive af,
but they know.
that’s why once they find out:
a) They accept and becoming extra loving
b) They don’t want to believe it and disown
as an adult tho…
you haven’t had a girlfriend in so many years or “never” had one,
you’re living alone with a cat or dog,
or that “roommate” is looking extra suspect as the months go on.
it comes to a point that everyone is pretty much on the same page,
but many parents just don’t want to have it confirmed out loud.
low-key: there are some really masculine sons that gave no clues to their parents.
they played ball,
and showed no signs at all.