NBA star Dwyane Wade spoke openly about his transgender child, Zion Malachi Airamis, on a recent episode of Showtime's All The Smoke podcast.
"I watched my son, from day one, become into who she now eventually come into," he told the hosts.
"And for me… nothing changes in my love. Nothing changes in my responsibilities. So, all I had to do now is get smarter educate myself more. And that's my job," Wade continued before gushing about his son's journey to transition to female.
"First of all, you want to talk about strength and courage, my 12-year-old has way more than I have. You can learn something from your kids."
"We want them to be whoever they feel that they can be in this world. That's our goal. Understand you can be whoever and you can be whatever.
"I'm speaking for so many others in the LGBTQ+ community," Wade said.
"All these people that's out there saying these things, look at yourself. Understand that you're the one that's got the issues. You're the one that's got the problem," he continued. "It's not the kids, it's not the ones who decide, 'Yeah, you born a certain way, you gotta be that way.' That's not life, man."