Apr 9, 2024 - News

How Heat rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr. spends his Best Day Ever

Heat player Jaime Jaquez Jr. rises for a dunk

Jamie Jaquez Jr. skies to the basket at a Miami Heat game this season. Photo: Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images

The Miami Heat have four games left in the regular season, and rookie forward Jaime Jaquez Jr. is hoping to make his first trip to the NBA Playoffs.

Why it matters: Since being drafted this year, the 23-year-old Jaquez has made an immediate impact, averaging 12 points per game to go with four rebounds and a steal.

  • He's also become a rising star, especially in the Hispanic community.
  • Jaquez is just the sixth Mexican national to reach the NBA. He was also on the cover of Mexican GQ and has starred in TV commercials with teammate Jimmy Butler.

We caught up with Jaquez to ask him what he does when he isn't working or playing.

🏖️ Morning activity: Go for a walk on the beach.

ğŸ¥ž Breakfast: Pancakes, an omelet and a nice cup of tea (homemade).

🛥️ Afternoon activity: Go on the boat with my girlfriend.

🥪 Lunch: Cuban Medianoche panini from Mandarin Oriental (Oasis Pool Cafe).

🕺 Evening activity: Karaoke at my crib.

🍕 Dinner: Big pepperoni pizza from Miami Slice or 800 Degrees.

🏀 What's next: The Heat play the Hawks tonight at 7:30pm before returning home for its last three games.

  • At 43–35, the Heat currently are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, and it's likely Miami will have to compete in the play-in tournament to fight for a playoff spot.
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