Dion Waiters checks in from Vegas, talks Cleveland, enthusiasm & Twitter

Dion Waiters had his best performance to date out here in Vegas on Tuesday against Phoenix. He attacked the basket with force all night long, played the role of facilitator at times, and looked generally more comfortable than he had in his first two games. His first two Summer League games. The jumper didn’t quite fall as much as it eventually will, but he got to the basket at will. He hasn’t played alongside Kyrie Irving yet either as a reminder.

I had a chance to catch up with the Cavaliers 4th overall pick out here in Vegas this week, and that conversation is below. 


StepienRules: How would you introduce yourself to Cavs fans in Cleveland, what would you want them to know about you off the court? 

Dion Waiters: I’m a hard worker. I’m passionate, I love the game, I bring enthusiasm, just everything. I leave it all out there, I play the game like it’s my last.

StepienRules: You spent some time in Cleveland since the Draft, what are your general impressions just of the city, interacting with some of the fans, and the people that you’ve met around town? 

Dion Waiters: Nice, quiet, laid-back, real calm. They’re real passionate about their sports out here, that’s one thing I know. It reminds me of Syracuse a little bit, so it’s cool.

StepienRules: You’re real active on Twitter, you’re always retweeting after the games. What are some of your favorite tweets that you’ve gotten recently and what are some of the good things you’ve heard from Cavs fans so far?

Dion Waiters: I can’t tell you my favorite retweets because I retweet so much. I just try to show everybody love, talk to them as much as I can, interact with them. And just be a regular person, show them I’m a regular person just like they are.

Brendan Bowers

About Brendan Bowers

I am the founding editor of StepienRules.com. I am also a content strategist and social media manager with Electronic Merchant Systems in Cleveland. My work has been published in SLAM Magazine, KICKS Magazine, The Locker Room Magazine, Cleveland.com, BleacherReport.com, InsideFacebook.com and elsewhere. I've also written a lot of articles that have been published here.