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Spoelstra: Heat players cry after Bulls loss

Posted on: March 6, 2011 5:22 pm
 
Coach Erik Spoelstra says players were crying following loss to Bulls
Posted by Matt Moore

There's no really great way to intro this, so I'll just go ahead and put it out there. After the Miami Heat blew yet another big first half lead, melting down in the fourth quarter, and losing to another team above .500, and another game decided by five points or less, Erik Spoelstra made a considerable error in the post-game presser. In the long list of things that you never want to reveal about your team, this is up there. From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel




First off, Erik Spoelstra made a huge mistake here. Even if that's the case, you say the Heat players are crying after a devastating playoff loss no one can blame you for. You say that after something emotional has occurred. You don't say that after losing to the third best team in the East in a game in March. Spoelstra's just revealed that the Heat are even softer mentally and emotionally than they're perceived to be. Players have emotions and have to deal with them, the pressure is intense, and as competitors, losses like today's disaster against the Bulls hurt. But you don't give the press this kind of a feeding bite. The fans, the media, sports radio, and every single person in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Orlando are going to latch on to this and shake it for all it's worth. It doesn't help anything, it only hurts. 

Second... really? This isn't a team of rookies. These are guys in their primes, pros and veterans who should be able to keep perspective. Instead, they're crying over this. It's not the stereotypical macho reactions to crying that are the issue, it's the lack of perspective, and an extension of the mental and emotional failure this team has exhibit all season whenever faced with any adversity. If Miami weren't stocked with star players, you'd be left thinking this team is basically the Atlanta Hawks, only not as mentally tough. That's quite a ways away from preseason expectations. 

For what it's worth, Chris Bosh said postgame he wasn't one of the criers. That he had to be asked that and had to point out it wasn't true says something in and of itself.  LeBron James said that it's on him, which is the first sign of leadership he may have ever had. It'll be interesting to see if he can back up the talk with, you know, results. 


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Since: Apr 11, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2011 10:52 pm
 

Spoelstra: Heat players cry after Bulls loss


If only TOM HANKS was the coach of the Heat, and saw what took place after the Chicago @ Miami NBA game today, he'd be saying "There's no crying in (NBA) Basketball."




Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2011 10:45 pm
 

Spoelstra: Heat players cry after Bulls loss

I sense this might be Spoelstra last straw at the Heat coach. His only mistake for these last three games is to let Lebrick have these last shots. Wade should have been the one who took the last shot.


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Since: Mar 29, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2011 10:36 pm
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Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2011 10:10 pm
 

Spoelstra: Heat players cry after Bulls loss

Miami Heat=NBA Cream Puffs



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2011 9:51 pm
 

Spoelstra: Heat players cry after Bulls loss

Miami Heat in the Crying Game.
I am going to have to take a shower on this one.




Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2011 9:20 pm
 

Spoelstra: Heat players cry after Bulls loss

They need to party with Charlie Sheen, then they'd be "bi-winning" !



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2011 7:39 pm
 

Spoelstra: Heat players cry after Bulls loss

"Crying" in the locker room just shows how egocentric they are. The Heatles never really beieved anything but total dominance was a possibility. They are shocked and crying because it is hitting them that there are other great teams and other superstars in this league, all of whom did not spend the summer posturing and posing: they worked at their game. "Instant Karma's gonna get you, gonna knock you in the head."



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Spoelstra: Heat players cry after Bulls loss

Pathetic.



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2011 7:07 pm
 

Spoelstra: Heat players cry after Bulls loss

Thank you Matt Moore. You write another post making excuses for the Miami Heat and your fellow South Beach bandwagoners.  The Miami bias in your posts oozes into every word you write as you pander to Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh.  It's like CBS hired you to solely write things that protect the self-proclaimed King instead of doing what writers should; point out the facts and dish out legitimate analysis.

Call it like what you like. Reality is this is an emotionally soft team that is entirely self-aware and self-obsessed. They play without heart and as individuals, not as a team. Contenders don't lose to an inferior team after being up by 24, contenders don't get blown out by 30 by anyone, contenders don't lose on their home court to the Bulls after dropping 3 in a row. Contenders take care of business and don't cry. Miami is a joke.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2011 6:57 pm
 

Spoelstra: Heat players cry after Bulls loss

Why would the other guy cry---this is the best gig in the world.  take 100 mil from some rich fool, run up and down the court hard--drop an occasional 20 on detroit, stick your face in front of a pass from LeBrick and head to the sou beech nite life baby. i wonder if this soon to be ex-coach is proud that his babies were crying after the game..this is almost as good as the pro football in cincinnati


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