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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.
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Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:58 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

Not to belabor the point (well, I will belabor it just a little) but I find it incomprehensible that anyone could argue that Dallas was NOT the better team. Miami was 58-24 in the regular season; Dallas was 57-25.  So a tiny advantage to Miami on that.  However, Dallas and Miami played twice in the regular season--Dallas won both. More significantly, Dallas and Miami played six games in the Finals and Dallas won four of those six.

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?




Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

the Mavericks were not a better team. They were just able to play their best when the Heat weren't playing their best.




So, the Mavericks were not the better team, they just played better.  Interesting distinction.




Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

The only problem with that is you're assuming that the Heat didn't play their best, while the Mavs did.  Who says the Mavs played their best?  If I were a Maverick and heard that, my reply would be "Hey, we could have played a lot better.  It wasn't our best, but it was more than enough to beat the Heat".  And who says the Heat didn't play their best?  Because they lost?  Maybe they were playing their best, but it just wasn't nearly good enough to  beat a superior team like the Mavs.  If I played LeBron one on one, I could play the best basketball I've ever played in my life.  I'd still lose 11-0. 



Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:35 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

What is to love about Lebron and his actions to leave Cleveland, that to me is why people hate Miami Heat. Your third option in Chris Bosh which does not produce on a daily basis on the court. And basically the other players on the team are just spectators on the team, and i should say not productive also because they got these 3 spoiled all stars. So what is to love they can win a championship on paper but did not because Mavs played better team defense and played as one.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

wade is such a puzzy



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

So the Heat must also not have been playing their best when the Mavs beat them BOTH times they played during the regular season then either, huh? 



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

Hey Grifter...

That is the definition of an excuse. "we didn't play our best because...." is an excuse.  If he were talking about this by saying "The Mavs just beat us, they were the better team" that would be a non excuse. Are you understanding? does that compute? Or do you have an "excuse" for it?



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

7 game series means the better team ALWAYS wins. If it were a one game thing like the superbowl then ya, the best team can lose. In a best of 7? Never.



Since: Aug 8, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

I have to disagree with you, the Mavericks were not a better team. They were just able to play their best when the Heat weren't playing their best. 



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 3:43 pm
 

Wade says the Heat lost because of hatred

Slightly misleading article.

Wade didn't say that they lost because people hated them.  He pretty much said the reason they lost was because they weren't playing to win for any other reason than to make people mad.

In other words, they weren't playing for the championship, they weren't playing for pride or to beat the Mavs.  They were playing just to try and spite their critics.  This isn't him blaming the media or fans hatred, rather, it is him blaming themselves for the wrong motivation.


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