Waiters was listed as out for Friday's game against the Lakers due to illness and did not attend the game.
Waiters, following the Heat's 124-108 win against the Suns in Phoenix on Thursday, reportedly ate a THC-infused edible before their chartered flight to Los Angeles in an effort to find relief from a stomach ache.
It was not clear whether the reference was to cannabis, which is widely available in Denver, where the Heat began their three-game trip Tuesday with a loss to the Denver Nuggets.
LeBron James posted 25 points (on 10/19 shooting), four rebounds, and six assists in the Los Angeles Lakers' 95-80 home victory against his former squad, the Miami Heat, on Friday. The Heat declined to comment to ESPN for the story. However, James recently dismissed the idea.
Waiters did fly back with the team to Miami on Saturday morning.
He is the only person with that specific report. Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel confirmed that Waiters did have a medical emergency on the plane and first responders met the Heat charter when it landed in Los Angeles, but he did not have other details.
Waiters, 27, was suspended last month after an argument with a coach following a preseason game against the Houston Rockets. There is even more room for optimism as they have been generating open looks for shooters but for some reason they just have not been able to convert at a higher clip. "Coming off injury & not feeling like myself nor looking like myself I was in a dark place mentally & physically, Because the game I love so much was taken away due to season ending surgery", Waiters posted in July.
"They were in a zone, I knew what was going to be open".