Ex-Detroit Pistons All-Star Andre Drummond jumps in pool, saves young son in home video

Detroit Free Press

Andre Drummond has been a 76er, Cavalier, Laker and Husky over the years. Add lifeguard to that list.

Drummond, the former Detroit Pistons center, apparently saved his son from drowning, according to surveillance video posted Thursday on social media.

“NOT ALL HEROS WEAR CAPES(…) A parents worst nightmare….. Feat my son & I No one was harmed in this video.”

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The 32-second recording shows what appears to be two adults and a small child hanging out by an in-ground pool. As the woman looks toward the child, reportedly Drummond’s 2-year-old son Deon, he falls or leaps forward into the water.

She screams and tries to get to her feet. But not before a large NBA-sized man sprints into view and jumps in beside the boy. The 6-foot-10 Drummond, still fully clothed, holds his son above his head before handing him off to another adult.

Per Drummond’s caption to his Twitter post, no one was injured. One adult could be heard in the video saying “he’s smiling,” referencing Deon, as Drummond pulled himself from the pool.

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The boy gets a stern talking-to before the video ends, but thanks to Drummond’s quick action it will just be a funny-yet-frightening story.

Drummond, who spent eight seasons with Detroit after being selected ninth overall by the team, signed with the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this month. He averaged 14.9 points and 12 rebounds last season for the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers.

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