Wade clarifies Olympics comment

Posted by Unknown on Thursday, April 12, 2012 with 1 comment
Dwyane Wade took to twitter late last evening to clarify how he really felt about NBA players playing for the Olympics as some had taken his comments out of context.  Wade was asked after practice if he thought that the players should be compensated for taking part in the Olympics.

"First of all, it's an honor to play in the Olympics, but there are a lot of things you do for the Olympics....A lot of jerseys you sell. There are a lot of things you do. We play the whole summer. I do think guys should be compensated, just like I think college players should be compensated, as well. Unfortunately, it's not that, but I think it should be something for it."

As the story made its rounds yesterday many were under the impression that Wade was angling for players to get paid which wasn't the case, he simply responded to an answer.  Wade then took to twitter with the following statements to clarify the message.

"I'm reading a lot of reports coming out about my comments re: the Olympics and compensation. And I want to clear this up personally . . ."

"I responded 2 a specific question asked by a reporter on my thoughts of Olympians being paid. I never asked to be paid to PLAY."

"What I was referencing is there is a lot of Olympic business that happens that athletes are not a part of - and it’s a complicated issue."

   Followed by: "BUT my love 4 the game & pride 4 USA motivates me more than any $$$ amount. I repped my country in 2004 when we won the bronze medal and . . ."

". . . stood proudly to receive our gold medal in 2008 in Beijing. It’s always been an honor for me to be a part of the USA Olympic family . . ."

". . . ...and I’m looking forward to doing it again in London this summer.