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Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

Posted on: November 3, 2011 12:04 pm
Posted by Royce Young

I really wish Dwyane Wade would give this stuff a rest. Because for the thousanth time, he played the "Everybody hates the Heat!" card. Wade said the team "played off hatred" and he even took it so far this time that he blamed The Finals loss to the Mavericks on it.

Via the AP:

In an interview with Mike Krzyzewski on the Duke coach's show on SiriusXM Radio, Wade says "we wanted to win to spite people" last season, the first where he had LeBron James and Chris Bosh as teammates.

Wade continued, "I believe that's the reason we didn't win a championship."

Krzyzewski replied by saying, "That's why I love this guy."

OK, so far the reasons we've got from Wade why they didn't win was because of chemistry, because people hated them and because the media focused too much on them, because they just need a little more time together. So far not on Wade's list of reasons: Because the Mavericks were just better than them.

I don't think Dwyane Wade is an excuse-maker. He doesn't strike me as the kind of guy that's going to look for any and every reason why his team failed other than just looking in the mirror. But the whole organization needs to get over this stuff. They're trying to use it as motivation, I get that. But geez man, lay off it for a little while. Say boring stuff like "We just needed to execute better" and leave it at that.

Because really, all this does is make people dislike the Heat more. Nobody feels sorry for them when they brought it all upon themselves. They knew what was coming the second LeBron said those famous seven words. They knew what was coming when they had their dance party before the season started.

Win for whatever reason you want. To spite people, for yourself, for your family -- whatever. But just win. That's how you shut people up.
Category: NBA

Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 8:25 pm

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

Wade and LeBron are 2 of the greatest minds on earth. Is there any way we can clone their brains and use them to solve all the answers of the universe. Not once, not twice........................

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 8:20 pm

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

First of all, in the interest of full disclosure, I hate the Miami Heat.  I have hated them all last season.  But I had no idea that my hatred of them had so much power that it could determine the outcome of the NBA Finals.  Wow.  I need to figure out how to take this amazing power of mine and make myself flithy rich.  And all this time I thought it was simply the Dallas Mavericks outplaying and outhustling the Miami Heat four games out of six played.

Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 7:44 pm

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

Yeah i dont think the Heat or Mavs played there best, if i remember which i could be wrong but werent almost all the games by 7 or less

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 6:27 pm

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

I hate the heat.  I hate the heat.  I feel better now.  It was my hate that helped them to lose.  Awesome.  Thanks for the credit. 

Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 6:03 pm

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

You don't think he is an excuse maker?  So of all things he could have picked, he picked "it's because everyone hated us?"  And he isn't an excuse maker?

Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 5:53 pm

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

Man, please no excuses!

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 5:35 pm

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

Since the Heat lost to the Mavericks based on "everyone hating the Heat", than I am blaming the Bulls loss on all of the intergalactic nilly willies who used telepathic energy to prohibit the Bulls from making the Finals.  Meanwhile first round flameout Spurs lost because trolls were under their beds the night before losses keeping them awake all night.  I hear ya D Wade, so do the Martians who are coming to save the Heat this year.

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 5:35 pm

It Was Because Dirk Was The Dominant Player

All of these reasons. All of these excuses. And now we get into the which team was really the best between the two. Good grief. Wake up. Open your eyes to reality. The Mavs won because of on e reason....Dirk Nowitzski. And that is exactly the same reason the Heat lost....Dirk Nowitzski. Dirk outplayed all of them. He beat them. They didn't beat themselves. You can dance around the elephant in the room all day, but eventually you must acknowledge that he is there. Dirk outplayed Wade. He outplayed LeBron. He outplayed them all. And no, Dirk didn't "want it more". That's nothing but a lame ghetto cop out phrase. Dirk beat them. Dirk had more grit. Dirk had more toughness. Dirk showed more skills when it counted. Yes, in the black community the concept that a white player beat the black superstars is an impossible pill to swallow. They will make evey excuse in the universe to deny what is totally unacceptable. Their brains simply cannot process it, even when they saw it whith their own eyes. It doesn't happen very often in the NBA, but it certainly happened this time, and it this series. Dirk owned it, and he owned Wade and James.

Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 5:13 pm

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

i am so sick of hearing about the heat. jesus the NBA is in a lock out. who cares. I hope that Lebron never wins a title. i used to like wade and bosh but lebron is teaching them to be whiny piss ants. i am mad that i wasted 2 minutes of my life reading this article.

Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 5:11 pm

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

So the Heat and Mavericks had virtually identical records over the course of the season, and in their eight games against each other (4 on each home court) the Mavericks won 6 out of the 8.

I have to ask, on what evidence can anybody claim that the Mavericks were not the better team?
Excellant point.  Maybe "on paper" the Heat, and maybe others like the Lakers or Celtics, were "better" teams b/c of the superstars or whatever, but the game is not played on paper, its played on the court and, for at least last year, the Mavericks were the better team --they proved it on the court and this in one Laker fan that will acknowledge that no matter how much it hurts.  LOL

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