Dion Waiters happened Wednesday night, for 16 electrifying Dion Waiters minutes.

The complete Dion Waiters, the cocksure Dion Waiters, the Dion Waiters who at the end of 2016-17 looked like the most prudent of future Miami Heat investments.

Yes, his 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting came in nothing more than a mere 108-94 preseason victory over the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center, all in the first half, his only action of the night.

But that misses the entire point of Dion Waiters, an experience built on unrelenting confidence but also requiring a physique that allows for explosiveness.

Both were there in the performance that included 4-of-5 3-point shooting and four assists.