Gabrielle Union Plays Soccer with Kaavia (& Gives Us a Special Peek into Her Gorgeous Backyard)

It looks like Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade have another athlete in the family.

Union shared an Instagram video, where she and her husband are seen playing soccer with their daughter, Kaavia James. The 2-year-old showed off some serious footwork skills, leading Union to say, "Looks like it’s time to buy her some cleats."

The clip begins with a resting Kaavia, who lays on the ground while Wade kicks her a soccer ball. However, the toddler gets up and soon converts into a soccer star, kicking the ball all over the yard, saying, "I can get this." Union showed off her own soccer skills, doing a rainbow by kicking the ball over the back of her head.

Union promoted her daughter's dribbling by tagging some of her favorite U.S. Women's National Team players. Many of them commented on the post, like Margaret Purce, who said, "Wow using both feet already. go on mama!" Lynn Williams complimented Kaavia's footwear, saying, "And in crocs... I 100% pick her for my 5v5 team." Meanwhile, Casey Krueger recognized the skills that Union showed off, saying, "Future baller ♥️ ps your rainbow is better than mine."

Union grew up playing soccer, which she referenced in a tweet last December. In a message recognizing women of color, Union said, "Growing up playing soccer in the 80s/90s, seeing other Black girls out there was extremely rare. Today, I am SO full of pride watching these strong young women have so much success on and off the field."

Union's post also gave us yet another glimpse into the family's stellar backyard setup. In the past, Union has posted pics of their lavish pool, as well as their pristine patio furniture. While this video gave us a shot of Kaavia's impressive playground, we also get a brief look at the outdoor bar and entertainment center, where the couple has hosted occasional movie nights.

We can't wait to see more moves from Kaavia.

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