Dwyane Wade has apologized for referencing the World Trade Center when answering a question over the weekend about the upcoming Miami Heat season. It should be noted that the NBA star appeared to be criticizing the media, not making light of attacks on the WTC.
According to reports, Wade said:
"There's going to be times when we might lose one, two games in a row, maybe two games, three games in a row, you never know. It's going to seem like the world is crashed down," Wade said in front of reporters. "You-all are going to make it seem like the World Trade has just went down again. But it's not going to be nothing but a couple basketball games lost and we'll have to get back on track."
Also over the weekend, Tim McCarver, an analyst with Fox, compared the treatment Yankees manager Joe Torre received after he left the team to how Nazi Germany and Josef Stalin's Soviet Union treated generals. McCarver, who is Torre's ex-teammate, went off on the Yankees during Saturday's nationally televised game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
McCarver said his comparison was out of line but he stuck to his opinion that Torre got the shaft.
"Although my analogy was inappropriate, in my opinion the underlying point remains true," McCarver said, according to the New York Daily News. "That Yankee management - not the players, they have embraced Joe Torre and always will - has erased Joe Torre from their history, for the most part."