Dwyane Wade ‘Appreciated’ Mike Tyson Speaking Up About Transphobic Comments Against His Daughter


Dwyane Wade is talking out about Mike Tyson defending his household after rapper Boosie Badazz made transphobic feedback about Wade’s daughter.During an interview with Central Ave on Friday, Wade mentioned he “appreciated” Tyson for talking up about Wade’s 13-year-old daughter, Zaya, who got here out as transgender earlier this yr.“I actually talked to Mike about that early in the pandemic,” the previous professional basketball participant mentioned. “We had a conversation. I appreciated from a standpoint of, you know, Mike is someone who has never tried to be perfect. He is someone who has learned from this journey of life.”“He’s so smart. He is so educated and knowledgeable about life,” Wade, 38, continued. “For him to be able to drop that nugget on the world, to me, it was great to hear him say that.”RELATED: Gabrielle Union Says She and Dwyane Wade Are Daughter Zaya’s ‘Lifetime Lifelines to Love’Tyson referred to as out Boosie throughout an episode of his Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson podcast for making transphobic feedback relating to Zaya earlier this summer season. “I really commented on the Dwyane Wade situation because I got offended because it’s a child,” Boosie tried to clarify. “That’s really why I got offended.”Boosie continued and tried to defend himself, with Tyson finally asking him, “What happened to you that you think that you’re somebody that can comment on somebody’s life?”On Friday, Wade shared that he understands that everybody has “their own journey towards accepting things.”RELATED: Boosie Badazz Denied Entry at Planet Fitness for Transphobic Comments About Dwyane Wade’s Child“I’ve never came out and said anything to anybody that feels a certain way about me or someone else in my family and my loved ones,” he mentioned. “They don’t know us. They don’t know our heart. They definitely don’t know Zaya. So, all I do is what my mama say, ‘Just pray for them.’ ”Wade, who can be dad to 2-year-old daughter Kaavia James and sons Xavier Zechariah, 7, and Zaire, 18, informed PEOPLE in February that his hopes for Zaya are the identical as for his different youngsters: “For them to see their full potential.”“As I’m raising [Zaya], as I’m raising my kids, you just try to put them in the best situations to be able to succeed in life,” he mentioned. “How I do that, and how me and my wife decide to do that, may be different than another family, but we want them to know there’s always unconditional love, that it will always be support.”Wade added, “We’ve got you, no matter what. And we see you. … I see you how you see you.”