Former LSU stand-out Tremont Waters pens emotional post to late father on social media

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Former LSU basketball stand-out and Boston Celtics rookie Tremont Waters took to Instagram Saturday to honor his late father, Edward B. Waters, Jr., who died of an apparent suicide of July 11.

Waters, who was the 51st pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, called his father a soldier and a fighter, and praised him for helping shape Waters into the man he is today.

“No matter the circumstances at hand or what you were going through you figured it out,” Waters wrote. “That’s a trait that’s hard to find because it has to come from within. Deep down you made a promise to yourself that you would be a much better father than yours was to you… you did exactly that.”

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All my life, you, Edward B. Waters Jr. developed to become a soldier; a fighter. No matter the circumstances at hand or what you were going through you figured it out. That’s a trait that’s hard to find because it has to come from within. Deep down inside you made a promise to yourself that you would be a much better father than yours was to you… you did exactly that. Whatever “it” was, you made it a priority to get it accomplished to the best of your abilities. There are many things that I didn’t understand about how you were but I now understand that you had very little to absolutely NO help with anything growing up. You had to build from the ground up and did everything on your own. We’ve had our ups and most definitely had our downs but we continued to push through it all. I can sit here all day and talk about any and everything that you taught me and the things that are hurting me right now, BUT you raised a much better MAN than that. My job is to continue to build on your legacy and continue to be successful and happy. It’s bigger than what’s going on in the moment; you always told me to look at the bigger picture so that’s what I’m going to do from here on out. You left a MUCH GREATER impression on myself and ma that will not dwindle away. There’s nothing that can stop us now…. NOTHING 🙏🏽😤🌊 I love you so much DAD and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE know that I won’t let you down Big Lion 🦁! ♥️👼🏾 I get it now… “Life’s a game of Chess ♟ not checkers! 💭” -EBW II. EIE•NIG TGTIGTI-FTGG NOO! YOU DID IT!🤴🏾 -Lil Lion 🦁~ TEAMWATERS💧🌊

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The post had nearly 23,000 likes at the time this article was published, including former LSU gymnast McKenna Kelley.

Waters, who grew up in Connecticut and played two years at LSU, recently signed a two-way deal with the Celtics.

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