Hey Chicago Bulls, Cut Dwyane Wade Some Slack on Loyalty Comment

May 28th, 2010 by Ros Dumlao Leave a reply »
Dwyane Wade’s comment on the Bulls’ loyalty most likely erased any interest (from both the Bulls management and fans) in pursuing him as a free agent.

Wade just insulted the Bulls organization and even the Bulls’ legendary history by mentioning Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.

That’s how the organization and fans took it. (Sorry Wade, even if you said you weren’t “taking shots at the Bulls,” your words did leave a lasting scar.)

So lesson to learn for professional athletes when talking to the media—watch your words.

Although I’m a big Bulls fan, I have to defend Wade—not that he was justified in questioning the Bulls loyalty. Rather, that he was a victim of the media blowing words out of proportion.

Through my journalism experience, I’ve noticed how easy it is to take apart an interview and make certain quotes seem as notorious as they should not be. And that’s what I feel happened to Wade.

He was being interviewed ...

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