Before he first signed with the Heat in 2016, Dion Waiters was asked by Pat Riley what he would do if he’s called upon to score in crunch time.

In a story with Sports Illustrated‘s Rohan Nadkarni, Waiters recalls how he confidently responded, “I haven’t had the opportunity yet. But I was born to destroy.”

“What are you going to do? What are you going to do when there’s four minutes left, and we need you to score, and we need you to lead the team?” Riley asked Waiters.

 

“I know what I’m going to do,” Waited responded immediately, “I know I haven’t had the opportunity yet. But I was born to destroy.”

 

Riley laughed.

 

“I love it.”

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