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[Yahoo] Miami Players Moved To Tears After Loss

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  1. AFS

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ba...-moved-to-tears-after-another-?urn=nba-330370

    By Kelly Dwyer

    It's safe to say the Miami Heat took Sunday's loss to the Chicago Bulls harder than some of their noted fair-weather fans. According to Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, several Miami players were reduced to tears following the team's 87-86 loss to the Bulls. The defeat marked their third close loss to Chicago this season, and it tops off a frustrating week that started last Sunday with the squad's tough defeat at the hands of the New York Knicks. The Heat now have lost four in a row.

    After Dwyane Wade's(notes) last-second desperation jumper rimmed out, a catatonic Heat team sulked to the locker room. The Heat's season-long clutch struggles were made even more obvious with Sunday's national TV showing while Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said after the game that Chicago has "guys who can close."

    And whether he was trying to relay his team's frustration and obsession with winning, or trying to point out a weakness, Spoelstra dropped a dime on some unnamed players. According to The Associated Press:

    And when it was over, Spoelstra said some in the Heat locker room were moved to tears.

    "Just to come up short again and again, it hurts," [Chris] Bosh said. "We all want to win. We all want to win very badly."

    Bosh also told ESPN's Brian Windhorst that while he wasn't among the players who were crying, he was nearly in tears after yet another close loss.

    Wade? He took a different, snottier, approach. From the AP:

    "The Miami Heat are exactly what everyone wanted, losing games," Wade said. "The world is better now because the Heat is losing."

    Oh, stop it. As if you didn't have any idea last summer that NBA fans would react poorly to you flexing and preening for the cameras, promising championships three months before training camps even started.

    What's more important is this astonishing lack of clutch play from Miami's troika of LeBron James(notes), Wade and Bosh. All three had exemplary clutch statistics in the seasons leading up to 2010-11, but in shots taken with less than 10 seconds to go in the fourth quarter or overtime, with Miami trailing by three or fewer points, the Heat have gone 1 for 18 this season. A falloff like that is remarkable and just about unprecedented in recent NBA history.

    With the win, the Bulls have moved percentage points ahead of Miami in the Eastern Conference standings while sweeping the teams' season series three to nil.
     
  2. CCorn

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    Good let them cry, they deserve to get made fun of. And when they lose in the playoffs I can't wait to see all the Lebron bashing merchandise that comes out. /Thread
     
  3. flamingdts

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    Wade seemed a lot more humble before the formation of Superfriends.
     
  4. Prince

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    anybody photoshop the pain?
     
  5. t_mac1

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    good to see players taking the games to heart. need more players taking it more seriously. it means it's just a matter of time before they figure it out.

    i remember when i saw kobe and tmac cried in playoff losses. sad to see.
     
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    D Wade's arrogance is just a little more subtle. Its always been there.
     
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    <a href="http://s304.photobucket.com/albums/nn200/nbacardDOTnet/zz%20NBA%20Photo%20Gallery/z%20Funny%20NBA%20Photos/0%20Players/Lebron%20James/?action=view&amp;current=queen-lebron-james-sad.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn200/nbacardDOTnet/zz%20NBA%20Photo%20Gallery/z%20Funny%20NBA%20Photos/0%20Players/Lebron%20James/queen-lebron-james-sad.jpg" border="0" alt="sad lebron james"></a>
     
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    I'm surprised Spoelstra let that come out.

    While I understand he was attempting to show that his team cares, he should have known it would just be spun to make the players look bad.
     
  9. francis 4 prez

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    did they happen to show the "under 10 seconds, down my 3 or less" stats for any other team in the league on abc today? i'd love to know how the 1/18 compares with everyone else to know if any other team is even close. it really is astonishing (well not really, anything i root for in sports goes to crap). i know 82games.com uses the last 24 seconds and not last 10 seconds, but before kobe hit all those game-winners last year, i think lebron had 17 game winners over the previous 5 or 6 seasons and was leading the league. and with his 6 game-winning assists, he was way ahead in total game-winning plays. even with kobe's 6 winners last season, lebron would still be ahead i think. and i'm sure wade was high on that list as well. and yet combined, lebron, wade, and bosh literally can't make one that isn't a breakaway dunk this season. it just seems impossible.
     
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    "Now I have to wait til 2017 to go anywhere else"
     
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    They did show the teams, Heat was last by far followed by like Toronto and I think the Rockets actually. I can't remember all the teams they listed.
     
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    He needs winning lessons from Charlie Sheen. Or Mario Chalmers.
     
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    They did show the 5 worst teams. I remember the Rockets being up there at 2/18 and the Raptors I think we're 2nd. Don't recall the others.
     
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    I love it!! I absolutely looooove it! Take that sack-riding Heat lovers!:grin::grin:
     
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    Call me insensitive, but I don't think they should be crying over a meaningless regular season game. They need to get over it, if they intend to contend for a championship. Its all in their heads. I find it hard to believe that the three superstars can only win against mediocre or bad teams.
     
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    Bosh saying he wasn't crying clearly means he was crying.
     
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    Yeah no clue why the Coach would even leak that bit of news out
     
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    My thoughts exactly. I used to like all three of the big three. Now, not so much. D Wade was definitely my favorite of the three though, so his recent doucherry has been really disappointing.

    I also agree with the write of the article in relation to the general NBA fan base being opposed to the Heat. The Heat want to act like all this "hate" is unwarranted, but they brought it all upon themselves. It wasn't the formation of the big three that bothered me so much, it is the way they act like they're above everyone, like they're entitled to a championship.
     
  20. flamingdts

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    They don't get the rest of the team involved.

    The big 3 literally takes at least 80-90 % of the Miami Heat's shots every game. When the other players don't get involved, their offense won't click.

    They are absolutely dangerous against crap teams with bad defense and focus. Against + .500 teams, they will have a lot of trouble offensively and defensive. It's easy for good teams to shut down 3 guys who run the same PnR play every game.

    Come playoff time, I'm sure Superfriends will step it up, but at the same time they won't be getting a lot of calls going their way either, and it's much easier to stop a team with only 3 guys scoring.
     

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