Dwyane Wade Compares 9/11 to the Heat losing Games


In a recent interview with NBA Fanhouse, Dwyane Wade compared the Heat going a losing skid this season to the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.

Here’s a snippet from the article:

“We’re going to be wearing a bullseye. But that’s what you play for,” Wade said. “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.

Wow. Just wow, I’m just perplexed at how Wade thought it was ok to compare losing a couple basketball games to 9/11. Not only is this just awful taste, but I really have no clue how he came to this assumption. Yes Wade, if you and your new Pippen (LeBron), struggle this season and do not win a title the SPORTS media will be hounding you constantly. Believe it or not, you and your new super friends are not on the same level in importance as 9/11.

I don’t know if it’s possible to dislike a team as much as I do right now.

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  • Wilson R

    Relax, guy. He’s clearly saying that if they go on a skid “you all [the media, sportswriters, bloggers] gonna make it” a HUGE story. Of the mouthbreathers among the sportswriting establishment (Mariotti, ESPN writers, et al) who are very prone to making outlandish comparisons for page hits, do you really put it past any of them?

    In this light (a reasonable one), the comment is very understandable and not offensive.

  • Chase Thomas

    Nah, it’s still offensive and an awful choice of words. Comparing a terrorist attack to losing a couple of basketball games is just wrong.

    I understood what he meant but he said it in the worst and most egotistical way possible.

  • Johnny

    Chase Thomas – Are you being serious with this post? Are you incapable of understanding nuance? He was not comparing 9/11 to losing basketball games, but was instead commenting on the media’s overreaction to the outcome of sporting events. HE’S SAYING BASKETBALL IS NOTHING COMPARED TO 9/11. This is reading comprehension FAIL of the highest order.

  • g

    wow, what a stupid over-reaction and poor read on your part.

    just wow.

    how could you possibly think its okay to twist a guy’s words like that and publicize a false conclusion?

  • jabock

    Learn to tell the difference between an allegorical reference and a comparison. Most other people can, which is why this isn’t a story and no-one else is making a big deal out of it… except you.

    Dumb.

  • TheMonsterSquad

    Doesn’t suprise me that this article takes out of context Wades coments over the weekend…typical NYC trash talking. If Wade or LeBron had signed with The Knicks this wouldnt be posted on the site, but haters gotta hate and cry like Bit#$%@ over in Cleveland. The Knicks are still gonna suck, and Im gonna laugh when Carmelo resigns with Denver…keep dreaming with false sense of security, it won’t win you championships and the realization will kick you in the ass the same way The Heat will this season.

  • lmfao

    Reading comprehension FAIL. I hope you are still in secondary school.

  • TheMonsterSquad

    This coming from from someone that has to write an original comment like “FAIL”…you sound like every other cookie cutter loser out there that has to use the word of the day…therefor your comment is to put it in your words “epic fail”…oh wait…you’ll save that for next week.

  • TheMonsterSquad

    …or for the next comeback

  • Chase Thomas

    Um, no. This was and still is an awful choice of words to make a point EVERYONE already understands.

    He could made an analogy to any other event that brought about a lot of media attention but he chose to reference 9/11. It’s just awful taste like I’ve already pointed out and not something that needed to be said there is no disputing that.

  • Johnny

    Well congrats then on being the guardian for political correctness. If it wasn’t for people like you taking statements out of context and pretending to be offended, we’d actually be able to have intelligent and thoughtful discourse in this country. But then that wouldn’t fit with your obvious goal of dumbing down sports and appealing to the lowest common denominator with this blog.

    • deeznuts

      Very Good Point!!

  • ylanda

    Once again the media is blowing something out of proportion in order to sell. It is clear what he meant. WTC was a tragic, horrible event. He is simply saying basketball is trivial in comparison however the media will treat iit as catastrophic as WWC.Sports writers are doing their best to make anything DWade says into news. Could have kept this one although we know it would be impossible for you media guys to do that.

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  • jabock

    Yeah, I get that you think it was a poor choice of words. Everyone does. But you also seem to think its a big deal.

    It isn’t.

    You just need to believe it is so you have something to blog about.

    Nobody else really thinks this was worth more than 5 seconds of attention AFAIK.

  • http://lebrondaily.com LeBron Daily

    Not a good choice of words. But it does suck to lose… and life goes on!

  • Viva

    And you just did what he said you would do…

  • deeznuts

    Arthur,
    Your stupid to make so much out of so little.

    Truth is your reaction to his comment is typical of the knee-jerk, overzealous, storyhungry journalism typical of the (sports) entertainment industry.
    You are doing exactly what Wade is referring to in his statement.
    Your right….The Miami Heat are not as important…so why is this an issue, why are you so mad??