Andre Drummond, an NBA player now for the Philadelphia 76ers, just experienced every parent’s worst fear.
Drummond was sitting outside at the pool with some other adults as well as his son, 2-year-old Deon King Drummond. His kid is sitting at the edge of the pool when he suddenly falls in.
Andre Drummond Saves the Day
The NBA two-time All-Star launches out of his seat and sprints to save his son. He jumps into the swimming pool fully clothed and gets to his son in only a few seconds. It was his natural dad-mode reaction to the terrifying situation.
The entire interaction was captured on the professional basketball player’s Ring camera. He then shared the footage on his Twitter account where he very appropriately captioned it, “NOT ALL HEROS [sic] WEAR CAPES.”
Not all heroes wear capes, but it’s certainly an appropriate piece of attire for a lot of dads out there. The basketball player also added that it was a “parents worst nightmare” and that “no one was harmed in this video.”
Meanwhile, Deon’s mother, Abigail Russo, also shared the video on her Instagram story. She commented on the situation by saying, “Deon was just being a lil dare devil. S— happens [shrugging emoji] dad was on full alert.”
The NBA Offseason
The regular season of the NBA is just around the corner. Training camp will start up on September 28 and then the regular season begins on October 19. Game seven of the Finals will then land on June 19, 2022.
In the meantime, players have been in the midst of offseason duties, but things are finally starting to slow down. The NBA draft is over and trade negotiations seem to be put on pause until games start back up again.
The Los Angeles Lakers will start the season off on good footing. According to Insider, the team has major additions such as Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, Dwight Howard, Malik Monk, Kendrick Nunn, Wayne Ellington, and Kent Bazemore.
The New York Knicks are also looking forward to the season, especially since they have a new hot commodity point guard in their grasps, Kemba Walker.
Dennis Schröder made a massive mistake during the offseason. The point guard had originally played for the Los Angeles Lakers. He turned down an $80 million extension to keep playing. As a free agent, he was left deserted and alone when most teams had spent all their allotted cap space. As a result, he was forced to make a deal with the Celtics that earns him $5.9 million and it’s only a one-year contract.
Surely, there’s more drama and surprises in the works before the official NBA season kicks off in a couple of months.