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Dwyane Wade Criticized For Post-Sandy ‘Traffic’ Tweet, Offers Clarification

Heavy traffic due to Sandy  (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images), Dwyane Wade (credit: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heavy traffic due to Sandy (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images), Dwyane Wade (credit: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Miami Heat got a firsthand look on Thursday at what it’s like to commute into Manhattan after Superstorm Sandy ripped through the Tri-State area.

On Twitter, Heat star Dwyane Wade was criticized for a post about his bus ride from Newark Liberty International airport to a Midtown hotel.

“3 hour traffic just to get into the NY city . . . #C’monMan,” Wade tweeted — and later deleted.

Many users retweeted and slammed Wade for the message, which he clarified: “2 be clear ‘Traffic tweet was meant 2 say’… We shouldn’t B hre 2 play a basketball game when theirs so many families obviously still R affected by #Sandy.”

The NBA postponed Thursday’s opener at Barclays Center between the Nets and Knicks at Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s request. Many have said the league should also call off the Knicks’ opener against Miami, scheduled for Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

That’s on top of the raging debate over Sunday’s New York City Marathon. Bloomberg defended his decision to hold the five-borough race at a press conference Thursday.

Meanwhile, another Heat star, LeBron James, said his thoughts were with the victims of Sandy’s devastation.

“I hope all the families that either lost loved ones or their houses have been destroyed or whatever the case may be, our prayers go out to them,” James said. “I hope everyone is being looked after.”

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