NBA baller Andre Drummond proved his speed and agility are just as useful off the court as they are on when he sprang into action to save his toddler son from a nightmare situation.
The 76ers center’s 2-year-old son, Deon, was sitting at the edge of the family pool when he stood up and fell into the water. A female family member who was sitting nearby immediately began screaming “Deon, no!” as a second male family member began making his way to the commotion.
But before anyone else could get to the child, the 28-year-old Drummond appears, fully clothed, in full sprint, and jumps into the pool. The 32-second video clip shows the child underwater for a split second before being enveloped in his father’s arms and ultimately passed to a family member standing nearby.
Drummond, 28, shared the gut-wrenching moment with his followers on social stating, “NOT ALL HEROS WEAR CAPES 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️ A parents worst nightmare…Feat my son & I 😂😂.” While the video was shocked fans, to say the least, the 11-year NBA veteran said no one was hurt.
His son more invigorated by the incident than terrified, and was all smiles and eager to get back in the pool as another female family member tells him, “Deon, no more. Hey, don’t do that.”
On social, people had plenty to say about the footage.
“Exactly what I would have done, that’s why my son can’t get by any pools unless he’s in my arms.”
“It wasn’t even two seconds & he was flying outside 😭”
“His daddy reflexes are on point! 👏”
However, not everyone commenting on social were thrilled by the video. Some people instead questioned why nearby family members did not intervene to save the child.
“Can nobody else swim in this video? They were closer but just screamed”
“Hol on cause whoever that is in the pool should’ve been quicker than that”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the second-leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 4 is drowning.
Drummond, obviously catching wind of strangers questioning the inaction of nearby family members. retweeted a fan who wrote, “Man stfu. You sound stupid & judgemental. Until you are in a situation like that with her own child you will never be able to relate.”