A Washington D.C. local news anchor took a cheap shot at Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade by calling him overrated during a segment that aired Saturday covering Wade's appearance at a local bookstore.
Wade made a stop at Politics & Prose in Northwest D.C. to promote his new book "A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball". Local Washington-area ABC affiliate WJLA-TV aired what should have been a feel-good segment covering Wade's appearance. However, during the segment, the as-yet unidentified anchor made the comment "That is Dwyane Wade, the overrated NBA star...who was in town for a book signing".
Aside from being a completely ridiculous comment to make about a player of Wade's stature in the NBA, it was totally unnecessary and totally unprofessional on the part of the news anchor. Looks like someone owes Wade an apology.
UPDATE: The anchor has been identified as Kendis Gibson, who told TVSpy "it was part of an ongoing joke with my co anchor who is a huge Miami Heat fan." Still, joking or not, let's keep the personal commentary off the air, please. (H/T MediaBistro).
Video via. H/T Ball Don't Lie.