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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: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Spoelstra: Heat players cry after Bulls loss

Well, this isn't that much different than during the game when they're crying for not getting a call every time they go to the basket.


Finland_Lenny
Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2011 6:51 pm
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Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Spoelstra: Heat players cry after Bulls loss

LOL!!

What a bunch of pansies! Crying in the locker room? Are you serious? I thought these guys were full grown men? I guess they are showing their age after all and being a bunch of babies!



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2011 6:36 pm
 

Spoelstra: Heat players cry after Bulls loss

  he wasn't one of the criers

Nah, he usually stops at just whining.



Since: Feb 13, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2011 6:34 pm
 

Spoelstra: Heat players cry after Bulls loss

You don't say that after losing to the third best team in the East in a game in March.

* second best team in the East

There, fixed that for ya.




Since: Mar 26, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2011 6:00 pm
 

Spoelstra: Heat players cry after Bulls loss

I guess this isn't very surprising at all.  Who's going to be the one to tell them that Michael Jordan was crying after a game once because he just WON another title.  He just so happened to be hugging a Championship trophy, not his blankie.  The longer the season goes on, the more respect I lose for these overhyped pussies.  Grow a pair!



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2011 5:56 pm
 

Spoelstra: Heat players cry after Bulls loss

If they could cry in the 3rd quarter on the court they would. The better teams have made them look like "droopey eyed, armless children".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t48brs4QRjY


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