@WindhorstESPN "Spoelstra said some Heat players are crying in the locker room at the moment"
Let me guess... Chris Bosh?
No...Eddie House cause he wishes he was on the Celtics right now.
You can say what you want about that team. But now it seems like the refs hate them too. I guess its something they have to go through until eventually they decide they won't be denied.
i would love to be inside the heads of the big 3 to see how they really feel about getting together at this point. Its still regular season though but i dont think for 1 second they were thinking about taking years to build the team up around them, i think they thought it would be easy.
The refs hate the Heat? Come on now... Bad calls happen against every team and the Heat get their fare share of calls going their way too.
I said this before the season started and people ignored my prediction. Basketball is a team game and you need one leader who controls the ball and runs the team. Miami is a leaderless team that wins games only because of the immense talent of their big three. But when they come up against the quality teams in the league, their lack of leadership is blatantly obvious.
A great team needs a special PG who runs the show and directs the team, especially during crunch time. Does Miami have that? I don't think so!
There were some pretty contriversal calls no matter how you looked at them. I guess if you call holding a person solid D. LBJ didn't go with the left because he wanted to, he went with it because he had to. Then again Noah has done this before. All around I think it was a good game, but the heat aren't getting what they are best at, to the line.
Come on now... That was great defense and you know it lol.
Noah didn't hold him lol.
if Pat Riley is gunna come down and tell Spolsetra to "resign" come Monday. They shouldn't panic or doing something that drastic, but this was a ROUGH week for them and I wonder how much Heat they are feeling
very late in the year to switch coaches. But i got a feeling unless they make the finals spoelstra will be out this summer.
When are they gonna let D Wade take the final shot of the game? I mean he is the one with the ring right. And should this problem with closing really be put on the coach? James is the one who cant hit a clutch shot so Spoelstra should get fired for it?
It was reported Bosh wasn't one of the guys crying but he almost did
All know Eric is doing a sub-par job. But he's not too much part of the problem. The problem is, every team is taking to the Heat. Its bigger resolve vs. a smaller one. And in all honesty, this is the first time I felt bad for the Heat. I watched the entire game,and this is the first time I've seen them play the entire game through. They still gave up a lead, but Boston does it all the time. They just learned as a team how to close games out. Miami has to learn to. Oh yeah and they need to seriously start putting the ball in chalmers hands a lot more. Even NY and Boston have their point guards distribute the balls.
We still haven't let the Heat go through a full season and the panic button has been pressed over 20 times arleady
This is not about hitting the panic button. I've said this repeatedly but some people just don't get it. I've been around basketball all my life, and although a lot has changed about the game, one thing hasn't, it's still a TEAM game. Miami is not a team!
Another constant in basketball is the need for one team leader and a great PG who controls and directs the aforementioned team. Miami doesn't have that, they are leaderless and clueless coming down the stretch.
Before the season started I predicted that LeBron and Dwayne Wade would not be able to play together at the end of a game. They are both fantastic players who need to control the ball and be the man during crunch time. You cannot have two maestros running a symphony orchestra.
shedding tears in the lockerroom...like a Bosh!
Magic Johnson just said the exact same thing you said about the Heat... That they need a leader to get them into the offense and get them the shot they need.
As good of a passer as LeBron is and the great court vision he has, he's not a point guard. He's just best with the ball in his hands and most of the time he dribbles a lot and then either shoots or passes it... Dwayne Wade is the same way.
Both players still have to learn to play without the ball and take their game into other areas of the floor. That way they can allow a good point guard to come in and actually do a point guard's job.
Wade said, "The world is getting what it wants... The Heat is losing."
Sounds like they expect people to feel sorry for them now or something.
I'm not surprised to hear that from Magic because he was the probably the best PG to ever play the game. He had immense talent on the Lakers but Magic ran the show, directed the ball where it needed to go, and most of all, he provided leadership and direction from the point.
Even with all of that talent, the Lakers would have never won all those championships without an elite PG like Magic. So I completely agree with your point, they need to bring in a PG and let him control the offense and I think we'll see a vastly different heat squad going down the stretch.
Well, Bosh wasn't one of the guys crying, but in any case, I'm not an "anti-crying" guy like some people are. To me, crying shows heart and passion. However, in this situation, it shows weakness and vulnerability, and it shows to me they are falling apart. The pressure has completely gotten to them and the big 3 put the expectations so high, as well as the prognosticators and fans, that all of these losses are like personal failures in the eyes of the Heat players. What they need to do is calm down, sit down as a team and just relax, because I'm sure they feel as if things are spiraling out of control right now, but there is still plenty of time to turn this slight down period around. They need to take motivation from these losses, not get down from them.
John Amaechi is so proud of his successor in the NBA.
I'm with Mark Jackson... "Get a bib and stop crying... Just play basketball."
They made this bed, so lay in it. They celebrated their free-agency like a championship and celebrated on the stage like idiots. I don't feel sorry for them. They invited the media attention and the pressure.
I find it funny that when they win, they antagonize the away crowds, opponents' benches, etc... But then when they lose, they make statements like "The world is getting what it wants... The Heat is losing."
Crying in the locker room after bad losses happens waaayyyy more often than u think I don't know why Spoelstra let that out
i really doubt any professional players cry after a loss. maybe in a highschool or college final, but thts ok cuz theres way more emotion in those game but def not in the nba
Someone like Billups would fit great into this offense. He commands respect, and he's been there, done that. He would make them run offense late game. Too bad the heat can't get him.
Something is just terribly wrong with this team, obviously. I'd be surprised if they get past the second round. Even if they won this game, I still wouldn't have been convinced. I really just don't see a turn around either. I know season trends don't usually follow suit in the playoffs, but these aren't just fluke losses. I believe this team will be a good regular season team for years to come, but they are missing one piece, whether it be coach or player, from being a champinoship caliber team.
what a puch of gurl pants it is the coachs fault that wade doesnt have the ball in his hands at the end of game lebron has shown over and over he isnt clutch