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Video of Dwyane Wade's World Trade Center quote

Posted on: July 19, 2010 5:13 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2010 5:33 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Regardless of the fact Dwyane Wade was originally misquoted, this isn't the smartest statement in the world. And wisely, he issued an apology on it .

We've had many folks misuse the horrific tragedy analogy/simile over the past few years. North Carolina coach Roy Williams' quote last year about comparing a disappointing season at UNC to the earthquake in Haiti comes to mind pretty quickly. Hard to really nail that comparing-thousands-of innocent-lives-lost-to-actually-mea
ningless-basketball-games zing. I think right now, the hit-to-miss percentage on it is something like zero to negative 50 percent.

Wade's was much, much less harmless as he was trying to make the point that losing a few basketball games isn't anything like a catastrophe. Which is the exact opposite of Williams' Haiti quote and is also entirely accurate. Even still, it's always just best to avoid these types of things in general, otherwise you'll find yourself issuing a PR apology over it.

Anyway, here's the video of Wade's WTC quote:

Category: NBA

Since: Oct 27, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2010 1:16 pm

Video of Dwyane Wade's World Trade Center quote

Losing 2-3 consecutive games is going to be like the World Trade Center crashing down again? Are you kidding me! How can you even make that comparison?


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