Update: NBA Fanhouse apparently made a transcription error in this quote and has changed it on the article. The quote was actually, “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.” Thanks to reader Lorilei and Twitter follower @dbonifant for pointing this out. Since the quote no longer inspires venom, my post isn’t very warranted. But you can read it if you want.
Of the SuperFriends, Dwyane Wade was the one you wanted to like. He works hard, loves to win, doesn’t create one-hour television specials to announce his “Decision,” already has a ring and showed a certain loyalty to the Miami Heat by staying there this summer. Unlike Lebron’s legacy, Wade’s didn’t take a hit this summer. Not at all.
Well, it didn’t until a little while after free agency, when Wade made a pretty absurd comparison.
“We’re going to be wearing a bullseye,” Wade said. “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. When the schedule comes out, people will be looking for the Lakers and Heat, to see when they play us. I feel like I’m a new player in Miami. That’s how excited I am.”
Wow, I don’t even know where to begin. If Wade thinks the Heat losing a couple regular season games will be like the World Trade Center coming down again, what did he think the Celtics’ Game 7 loss was like? The Holocaust? Get a grip, Dwyane. Please. Before you just embarrassed yourself with the most ignorant simile of the year, I almost thought I liked you.