ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday night that Waiters experienced a panic attack on the Thursday night team flight after consuming a THC-infused edible.
According to ESPN, Waiters, 27, will miss out on a $1.2 million bonus if he misses four more games.
It comes three days after Waiters, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter, was treated for a medical emergency that started on the Heat charter flight Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) from Phoenix to Los Angeles.
Dion Waiters #11 and Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat talk during the game against the Denver Nuggets on November 3, 2017 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Waiters will also miss out on a $1.2 million games bonus.
This latest suspension could hurt Waiters more than he might realize. affecting his bottom line. He was held out of the team's Friday contest, listed on the injury report with an illness.
So far, the Heat have declined to comment.
Although his numbers of slightly dipped, Waiters was known as an effective scorer and dropped major buckets for the Heat in preseason lay. After he missed the first nine games of the year that seemed unlikely but it will now be mathematically impossible.