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On Wednesday night, Dwyane Wade concluded his pretty illustrious NBA career in Brooklyn. The night before though, he played his last home game in Miami, to plenty of fanfare, helping his Heat best the Philadelphia 76ers. On both days, plenty of stars came out for the game, and the colorful after-parties. But the most special guests of all were Dwyane’s kids, who came together publicly for the first time to celebrate him. That includes 17-year-old Zaire, his 17-year-old nephew DaHveon Morris, whom he has custody of, 11-year-old Zion, 5-month-old Kaavia, and his 5-year-old son, Xavier.

Some people forget that Dwyane has another son, and it may be because the 37-year-old doesn’t share many photos and videos of his experiences with Xavier in the way that he does with, for instance, Zaire. That could be done in an effort to protect him from public trash talk. Also, some media outlets fail to include him in conversations about the star’s family. When Fox Sports did a congratulations video for Dwyane’s last home game that featured his kids, they noted that he has “two sons”:

Xavier is Dwyane’s child with former Basketball Wives guest star Aja Metoyer. The news of the child’s birth came with a lot of drama, as he was in a longtime relationship with Gabrielle Union at the time (but they were allegedly on a “break”). As the child has grown, the actress has talked about being a stepmother to Zaire and Zion, as well as DaHveon, but public moments and commentary on Xavier have been few. It also didn’t seem that he got to be present for the couple’s wedding. So it’s really nice to see everyone, including baby Kaavia, all together. And to show how mature everyone is, Aja was present at the game as well, sharing a picture of Xavier sitting next to Zion:

The last time the public had the chance to see Dwyane with Xavier was after he attended the child’s 5th birthday party last year, which had a Black Panther theme. He shared a picture of himself embracing Xavier in his InstaStories, with the caption, “Happy 5th birthday to this bad boy right here. Mr Wakanda himself Xavier Wade!”

Talk about growth — and some really cute kids!

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