Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Meltdown in Miami

DISCLAIMER: IF YOU DO NOT APPRECIATE CRITICISM OF THE MIAMI HEAT...THIS MAY HURT A LITTLE BIT.

However, if it's the truth you're looking for, then you've come to the right spot!!

The Miami Heats recent meltdown after yet another loss comes to me as, how do I put it, not a shock. For a team that has arguably the three best players at their respective position on their team, they should not be losing at all. LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh are not the big three that anyone anticipated. Turns out, LeBron "King" James never "took [his] talents to South Beach" after all. He brought his emotions, however.

The fact that players were crying after their loss to the Chicago Bulls disgusts me. They could have beaten the Bulls. They missed two shots in the last 10 seconds of the game. They have nobody to blame but themselves. I know everyone on ESPN says that its great that they cried because it means that they care. Well, yes, that is true. But they have also realized that they are not the best team in the league. As a matter of fact, they may have even gotten worse as the year has gone on.

In the beginning of the season, you could expect a meltdown like this (without the crying) as the team still had not gelled. But after blowing a 20+ point lead to the Magic and self-destructing to the Bulls, there is definite reason for panic in South Beach.

To be completely honest, even thinking about the Heat in the playoffs makes me sick. Sure, they will end the regular season with enough wins to make the playoffs, but they won't make it out of the first round. Erik Spoelstra has lost control of his team. He has lost control of the media. He may have even lost his job. You can have the talent, but if you can't coach the talent then the talent is worthless.

So my message to the Miami Heat: nobody is going to show you any sympathy. You get paid millions of dollars to play basketball. You have nothing to cry about. Suck it up, man up, and go play basketball.