Dwyane Wade Completely Ill Advised Comment

Submitted by michWolves2580 on July 18th, 2010 at 6:48 PM

http://www.sportsgrid.com/media/dwyane-wade-world-trade-center/

 

Dwyane Wade makes completely Ill advised comment about this season.

"“We’re going to be wearing a bullseye. But that’s what you play for. If we lose a couple in a row this season, it will be like the World Trade (Center) is coming down again."

Anyone else think this is completely uncalled for?

Comments

MGoBender

July 18th, 2010 at 8:15 PM ^

“We’re going to be wearing a bullseye. But that’s what you play for. We enjoy the bullseye. Plus, there’s going to be times when we lose 2-3 games in a row, and it seems like the world has crashed down. You all are going to make it seem like the World Trade is coming down again, but it’s not going to be nothing but a couple basketball games."

Full quote.  Not great, but not nearly as bad as the OP's initial quote implies.  Might wanna update that.

MGoShoe

July 18th, 2010 at 7:02 PM ^

...a fundamental misunderstanding of the relative importance of the events of Sept 11, 2001 and the fate of the Miami Freaking Heat.

jg2112

July 18th, 2010 at 7:02 PM ^

Wouldn't the WTC have to be up again, for it to come down again?

i'm being facetious.

While we're talking about Wade, shouldn't we hold him to what his mother wrote on his birth certificate, and pronounce his name "Dwi-ane"? Maybe it would cause him to get his name legally corrected, since no one pronounces it right as it is.

WolverineEagle

July 18th, 2010 at 7:14 PM ^

Fanhouse made a rather significant mistake. What a bunch of asses'!

 

This seriously hurts their credibility. How you screw up that badly on a quote is frankly beyond the understanding of this person.

MGoShoe

July 18th, 2010 at 7:24 PM ^

...they did. There's no way DWade's PR crew just realized the magnitude of his mistake and is trying to clean it up.  No, that couldn't be.

Look, Wade IS likeable, but this just goes to show how out of touch these guys are.  I'm not going to excoriate him for it -- this time. 

jmblue

July 18th, 2010 at 8:08 PM ^

...it doesn't fit the carefully scripted version of Wade's character we've been spoonfed by the NBA and his sponsors.  Who knows what he's really like? 

Journalists don't pull quotes out of the air.  To invent something like this, invoking as sensitive a topic as 9/11, would be an incredible violation of journalistic ethics.  I find it much more plausible that Wade said exactly what he was quoted as saying, and now feels embarassed about it, but is immaturely blaming the media instead of acknowledging that he made a mistake. 

MGoObes

July 18th, 2010 at 8:11 PM ^

says that there was a transcription error. why would the fanhouse website immediately retract the article and re-print it with the proper quotes if d-wade were in fact responsible for the words originally attributed to him? they wouldn't, they'd have no reason to. what difference does it make to them? for them to go back and correct it so quickly should lead you to believe that they are the ones who made the error and not d-wade.

jmblue

July 18th, 2010 at 8:40 PM ^

They didn't deny that he said it.  They just presented the full quotation.  They still have Wade bringing up 9/11 (only he's stupidly claiming that the media would make that analogy).

MCalibur

July 18th, 2010 at 9:37 PM ^

My brother in law played ball with Wade at Marquette. I've interacted peripherally with him when he was still there a few times and he was pretty down to earth even after it was clear that he was going to be a lottery pick. My brother in law wasn't a high profile player but Wade was cool to him.

He married his HS girl friend even after it was clear, at least to me, that she was diggin. I sat near her many times and she would talk openly about being rich. I guess that's natural to a certain extent but she was really tacky about it. They had a kid together before they were married, before he was a starter I think, but he didn't have to marry her. He could have paid her off back then and she would of been happy. He didn't do that.

Who knows what he's like now, but you don't need to automatically conclude that he's an asshole. Also, we know all too well that the media can get things wrong. Especially with a unsympathetic characters like Lebron and the Heat or Rich Rodriguez. I don't find it so far fetched that Fan House ginned up a sensational Headline to attract traffic, but didn't really think about the full ramifications of doing so.

dennisblundon

July 18th, 2010 at 8:28 PM ^

What an inflated sense of self worth. These guys have been going city to city getting stroked by every owner/gm. Nice to see he stayed grounded through it all.

Edit: I will put my pitch fork away. Should have read the article.

BiSB

July 18th, 2010 at 8:16 PM ^

There are certain topics that are off limits to comedians: JFK, AIDS, the Holocaust. The Lincoln assassination just recently became funny. I need to see this play like I need a hole in the head. And I hope to someday live in a world where a person could tell a hilarious AIDS joke. Still one of my dreams.