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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: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:18 pm
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Then man up and be a leader...



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:15 pm
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

I'M DYING TO SEE ALL YOU HATERS BITE YOUR TONGUES WHEN THE HEAT MAKE IT ALL THE WAY. YOU ALL ARE A BUNCH OF LOSERS THAT DON'T KNOW DICK ABOUT BBALL.



Since: May 31, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:14 pm
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

LOL...I can't lets this go without chirping in.  Champioship are won with "D" and teamwork,  I guess all the smoke srcreens are gone and now they are exposed 14 games in.  Now everybody knows why cleveland couldn't win a champioship, just maybe it wasn't his supporting cast.  Good luck Miami with the barganing agreement on the horizon you guys are S.O.L !

Maybe Dan Gilbert new what he was talking about when he said Cleveland would win a champioship before LeBron.  That's why he makes millions by doing it the hard way...by working!




Since: Feb 5, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:10 pm
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Hmm, I wonder if Lebron would have had this problem if he came to Chicago of not having fun.  Nope cause I think the Bulls are having some fun right now. 



Since: Jul 13, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2010 9:41 pm
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Don't worry LeBron the cavs aren't having fun neither ,so I guess your "New" team isn't alone on this and by the way should have given your decision more thought than what you actually did.Made your bed ,now lie in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Bosh is your weakest link, and wade can't stay healthy!!!



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2010 8:25 pm
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

They are allowed to sign where ever but at least have courtesy to tell team they will not sign with them before announcing the world. Have some respect. At least tell your brothers.. teammates.




Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 8:18 pm
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

I said this would happen from DAY 1!!! This is a recipe  for disaster. The Heat will make the Playoffs and lose in the first round.
The Heat are a JOKE!!!! They would get Crushed by the Lakers,Mavs,Spurs. Even the Magic will crush them.
Good luck Lebron.. Long live the Court Jester Lebron. King James????? LOL!!!! What a joke!!



Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2010 7:57 pm
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Wow you hating sooks are pathetic! They were all FREE AGENTS which means they were allowed to sign wherever they wished! Get over it!



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 7:44 pm
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Kman you are dead on.  I know poeple took exception to trying to get a championship the "easy way".  But more than that, I could not stomach the attitude that just because three very talented players signed on the same team it was a foregone conclusion that they would "8 peat".  Look, I can even forgive the arogance, as long as you know you have to work for your success.  Jordan was arrogant, but he knew that what would separate him as an elite player was the championships, and no one in the league was going to get one unless they pried it out of his cold dead hand.  Kobe has become the same way.  Arrogant, but willing to do whatever it takes to win.  LeBron seems to be standing around waiting for his ring.  Who knows, maybe the Haslem injury will light a fire under Bosh, because he sure seemd to be Cadillacing before that.  Miami still has time to get it together, but when you put on the big show in the offseason like you are guaranteed a bunch of rings, and Miami fans start comparing their team to the great dynasties in NBA history before they have done anything, you bring on this reaction when you stumble.  You guys set the expectation, and that is what everyone is now holding you to.  Too bad the team, so far, has been very mediocore.  And another thing, cry me a river on the Mike Miller thing.  The Lakers are without Bynum, the Bulls are without Boozer, if James and Wade and Bosh are so phenominal I would think they could find a way to get it done without Mike freaking Miller.



Since: Nov 23, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2010 7:32 pm
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Lebanon James, Chris Brown(i mean Botch), and Dwayne Shame decided to get together in MIA. everything was working so well because the three of u felt that yall were unstoppable. MIA is missing 2 very important pieces whisch is why they WILL continue to struggle. they NEED a PG and a CENTER... by the way Dampier is SO nit the answer.
 


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