Heat, Dolphins Stars React Very Differently to Jason Collins Story
With the news of Jason Collins' coming out, the backlash and commentary has been all over the map on both sides of the issue. And we knew some fellow pro athlete, somewhere, would say something dumb, while another praised Collins.
We just didn't know it would be from our very own pro sports teams.
And so, as it goes, Mike Wallace, star wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, said something tragically dumb regarding the Collins news, while Dwyane Wade, star guard for the World Champion Miami Heat, said something good.
And, as it goes, both took to Twitter to express themselves.
Wallace hit up Twitter hours after the Collins news broke and busted out the prerequisite "Hey I'm not bashing anyone but..." before going out of his way to let the world know that he just doesn't understand why The Gays don't like the ladies, man.
I mean, lookit all the beautiful women, I mean I'm not bashing it, I mean The Gays are weird, amerite? Shaking My Head.
Wallace would soon delete the tweets, and then issue the nonapology apology.
Never said anything was right or wrong I just said I don't understand!! Deeply sorry for anyone that I offended— Mike Wallace (@Wallace17_daKid) April 29, 2013
Ah, the classic I'm sorry for anyone that I offended, rather than the, I'm sorry for offending everyone.
But hey, he's not against it. He just doesn't get it.
Because being stupid is just awwwright, man.
In contrast, the Heat's Dwyane Wade tweeted out his own thoughts on Collins:
Jason Collins showed a lot of courage today and I respect him for taking a stand and choosing to live in his truth. #nbafamily— Way of WADE (@DwyaneWade) April 29, 2013
Short. To the point. And in praise of Collins' courage.
It's safe to say at this point that ongoing winning seasons, a roster of great players, and multiple championships are just a fraction of the major differences between the Heat and the Dolphins.