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Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Posted on: November 23, 2010 8:51 am
Edited on: August 14, 2011 9:01 pm
 
Miami Heat forward LeBron James tells reports that he's "not having fun right now." Posted by Ben Golliver heat-stroke Tucked away at the very bottom of the wire report for the Miami Heat's 93-77 loss to the Indiana Pacers Monday night was a six-word quote from Heat star forward LeBron James that said it all. 
"We're not having fun right now," James said.
Miami now stands at 8-6. Heat haters will surely cackle at the ugly loss and corresponding disappointment from James, as it reads like a comeuppance of the highest order for a player long known for dancing and goofing off before and during games. This picture, courtesy of HotHotHoops.com, is worth a million words to those preying on Miami's downfall. James' comment is reflective of his team's overall play; you can watch some really ineffective Heat defense broken down at length on NBAPlaybook.com. The video doesn't lie: there's a lack of camaraderie, a lack of going the extra mile, a lack of pinpoint mental sharpness that only develops when entire teams are motivated together. The Heat are missing all of those things right now, and it doesn't feel like a cop out to blame this on the injuries. With co-captain Udonis Haslem going down in such a major fashion and Mike Miller still a ways away from making his return, it's very easily for the rest of the Heat players, including its stars, to slip just a touch mentally, thinking about what the future will look like when the team is back together healthy rather than focusing on the given task at hand. That's a big problem for Miami because they have such a prominent bullseye placed upon them by the rest of the teams in the league. Aside from knocking off the Los Angeles Lakers, there's no better way to generate excitement in your team than by derailing the Miami Championship Express like the Pacers did on Monday.  After the loss, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra looked and sounded just a touch desperate. He, clearly, isn't having much fun either.
"Sometimes you have four or five games where nothing seems to go right."
An accurate statement, given the circumstances. The question for Miami: is that acceptable?  Is their recent defense acceptable? Most importantly, is a no-fun-having LeBron James acceptable? Open questions all, but something needs to change, because Haslem isn't returning any time soon and the race for the Southeast Division crown is on in full force, with the Orlando Magic sitting pretty at 9-4. The Heat and Magic face off on Wednesday night in Orlando. Surely the Magic are looking to return the favor for the walloping Miami put on them back in October, and revenge for Orlando wouldn't be much fun for LeBron James, either.   
Comments

Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:49 am
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Is anyone really supprised about this?  The Heat lost the heart and soul of their team for who knows how long.  There was precious little toughness on this team before, now who will step up?



Since: Jan 8, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:36 am
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Thats OK Lebron..sometimes I don`t have fun at my job either.

Wiseguy1991, best comment of the day!



Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:33 am
 

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Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:31 am
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

So, did Lebron buy an hour on TV to drop this earth-shattering news?



Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:23 am
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

That’s what you get when the bulk of your payroll is between the trio of prima donnas who cannot win in their former teams and cannot win on their current team. This will leave you with a crappy supporting cast who feels underpaid in bailing out the 3 ego maniacs when they are getting cold. Sure, you can blame the coach for not seeing that this team has no bonding. And definitely you can blame James, Wade and Bosh for not stepping up and lead this team who is now in serious sh***! Now that is having fun.



Since: Feb 2, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:18 am
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

I know im laughing....THE HEAT are a joke, and im lovin every minute of it!




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:17 am
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Just imagine how much fun James would have playing with Rose, Noah, Gibson and Deng. As an added bonus, Bulls fans actually go to the games. The Heat bandwagon is already empty. Have they sold out a game yet? No? I didn't think so.



Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:12 am
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Its early but its possible they might not win that empty championship they were hoping for



Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:10 am
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

I wonder how Queen James will fix this mess.  Maybe retire and come back next year with another team.  He takes credit for wins and points fingers in losses.  The NBA and Nike picked their guy, too bad the hype-machine doesn't show up when it counts.  It's still a team sport LeBaby, ask anyone with a ring.  I'd love to see Tim Duncan laugh every time the Heat lose this year.  



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:06 am
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Thats OK Lebron..sometimes I don`t have fun at my job either.


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