Thanks to Fanhouse's Tim Potvak, we get to share the idiotic remarks from Dwyane Wade, comparing Miami Heat losses to the 9/11 tragedy. Not only the reference, but apparently now a change in his quote due to what editors are calling "transcription errors."
Here's the exact quote, in the earlier version of the story -
"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."
And now the second version, after this disclaimer from the editor -
Editor's Note: Because of a transcription error, an earlier version of this story contained an incorrect quote from Dwyane Wade. The full and accurate version of the quote is contained in this story. We deeply regret the error.
"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.
"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."
Either way, it's ridiculous indeed and just one more reason to not want the Heat to win at all!