She Was Not Feeling Her Uncle Shaq

Kaavia James is living up to her name as #ShadyBaby! The little one joined her father, Dwyane Wade, during a recent episode of NBA on TNT in which Kaav gave her uncle Shaq all the shade.


Kaavia entered the scene courtesy of her mom, Gabrielle Union, who told WNBA star Candace Parker that she was doing well because of the candy she was eating. All eyes went to Kaavia as the show’s host created a game that challenged Candace and former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal to get the baby’s attention.

Candace was successful in getting a smile out of Kaav. The star athlete, who is also a mother, sang the ‘Baby Shark’ song that many children love to accomplish her mission. Shaq tried to get a smile from Kaavia as well by making silly faces. Shady Baby was not impressed.

“She went full straight face gang on my guy Shaq,” one NBA on TNT Instagram fan said after watching the video. Another social media follower wrote, “My son laughed at Uncle Shaqie but then started singing Baby Shark so I think Candace wins.” Shady Baby would probably agree!

The Wades have been making the most of quarantine life. Gabrielle Union recently shared a video in which Zaya Wade held an indoor basketball hoop system while her family played the sport. Both Gabrielle and Dwyane Wade were on a roll with scoring baskets. Sports appear to be serious business in the Wade household.

Kaavia James Union Wade is Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade’s only child together. Dwyane has four kids in all. Stay tuned for more celebrity family news!

Photos: JsnRod



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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