Miami Heat Star Compares Losing Streaks to 9/11

Dwyane Wade backtracks, apologizes
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2010 3:57 PM CDT
Miami Heat Star Compares Losing Streaks to 9/11
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade joke onstage at the American Airlines Arena in Miami Friday, July 9, 2010. With 13,000 fans chanting "Yes We Did!," the Heat welcomed the NBA's newest trio of superstars.   (AP Photo/Lynn Sladky)

(Newser) – Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat is scrambling to apologize after he said a losing streak by the newly LeBron James-enhanced team would "be like the World Trade is coming down again." The original source no longer includes quite that wording, New York notes, and Fanhouse is blaming the discrepancy on a "transcription error." In a statement to the Miami Herald, Wade says, "I was simply trying to say that losing a few basketball games should not be compared to a real catastrophe."

He adds, "I sincerely apologize to anyone who found my references to the World Trade Center to be insensitive or offensive."
(Read more Miami Heat stories.)

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