Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade got into a confrontation with coach Erik Spoelstra on Thursday during the teams loss to the Indiana Pacers. Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen saw the confrontation and had some choice words for Wade.
“I will kick his ass,” Guillen told reporters. “Well, I won’t say I’ll kick his ass. They’ll kick my ass because they’re bigger than me, and I’m older. But I will take my chances. Some people have to understand our job.”
“That’s disrespectful. Why he’s saying it, when he said it, that’s none of my business,” Guillen said. “But the player come out and say something (like that to me), he will guarantee a fight.”
“You know how many players I take out of the game and they go in the back and talk crap about me?” Guillen said.
“I don’t care because I’m going to talk crap about them. If I take you out of the game it’s for a reason. You think I want to take you out of the game? You think I want to pinch-hit for you? I pinch-hit for you because you suck. There’s somebody else I thought was better than you.”
Amidst a terrible 2-for-13 shooting performance, Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade unleashed frustration on his head coach Erik Spoelstra during Game 3 against the Indiana Pacers.
Despite Greg Oden saying recently that he plans on taking off the entire 2012-13 season to rehab his knee, his agent, Mike Conley, told the Miami Herald that Oden may be ready by December.
Oden, who was released by the Portland Trail Blazers in February is interested in playing for the Miami Heat, Conley said.
“Greg has talked about Miami,” Conley said. “He has interest. He’s not retiring.”
A center of Oden’s caliber—with a big assumption he’s healthy—is something the Heat obviously lack. With Ronny Turiaf and Joel Anthony carrying the load in the middle—and coach Erik Spoelstra sometimes starting the currently-injured Chris Bosh at the five—the arrival of a new big man can’t come soon enough in Miami.
Despite there being an NBA lockout and fines in the range of $1 million for teams having any kind of contact with it’s players, the league has given permission to the Miami Heat staff to attend forward Chris Bosh’s wedding. Bosh is getting married later this month to Adrienne Williams and Heat coaches and executives will be in attendance.
The lockout bans contact between players and team management, so guests like coach Erik Spoelstra and president Pat Riley’s presence could’ve been in jeopardy.
“There are exceptions to the general no-contact rule in special or unusual circumstances,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank said.
Miami Heat LeBron James did just about everything to lead his team to the NBA Finals, including putting on an Oscar worthy flop performance on after grabbing a defensive rebound and pretending to be poked in the face by Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose. After the Oscar flop, James added the nice touch of a wink towards his head coach Erik Spoelstra.
He must get acting tips from his teammate Chris Bosh.
Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh has been under fire pretty much the whole NBA season but the heat got turned up to 5000 degree when he showed up to a press conference with what many question was tears after blowing a 24 point lead to the Orlando Magic. Bosh appeared on Dan Le Batard’s radio show in Miami and the conversation came around to crying in the locker room which he coach Erik Spoekstra made public:
“Any player who says they haven’t cried over basketball, they’re lying. It’s emotions. That don’t make you weak. It doesn’t make you weak as a man or as a player. That just shows how bad you want to win. It really doesn’t matter at the end of the day.”
Also in the same interview he took issue the people that run American Airlines Arena for allowing Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant’s to shoot around after the Lakers lost to the Heat.
“I have no problem with guys wanting to get better, but if you think that any of us were going to be able to shoot on the Staples Center court for 90 minutes, you would be totally mistaken,” Bosh said. “I don’t think they should have allowed him to do that. We should’ve shut the lights off.”
Every Thursday Sports Grind Entertainment will present you with the Mama Margie’s Major Meltdown. The recipient of this honor goes to the Miami Heat who have lost five straight including leading the Orlando Magic by 22 points to lose in the final seconds and a 30 point blowout to the San Antonio Spurs. In the middle of the the Heats five game losing streak their head coach Erik Spoekstra told the media that some of his players where crying in the locker room after they lost on national television to the Chicago Bulls. Spoekstra later tried to blame the media for sensationalizing the story only to become the butt of everyone’s jokes in the league from players to coaches.
Miami Heat fans are starting to get frustrated with coach Erik Spoelstra. In the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Heat fans let Spoelstra know how they felt about the team’s recent struggles and started to chant “We want Riley” when Miami was down by nine with seven minutes left in the game. The Heat have now lost five games in a row.
After the Heat lost to the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, Spoelstra said there were “a couple of guys crying there in the locker room.” He backtracked his comment one day later, ripped the media and said that reporters were “really searching for sensationalism now.”
The Heat host the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.
After the Miami Heat lost their fourth straight game on Sunday, coach Erik Spoelstra told the media that a couple of his players were crying in the locker room. One day later, the Heat coach ripped the media and said he was shocked that his quote made the news.
“I think the media can probably take anything I say and turn it into a story,” Spoelstra said. “I was shocked when TD [Heat media relations man Tim Donovan] told me about it this morning that it’s actually making the news. I think you guys can be a little more creative than that.”
He also said that “nobody was whimpering” in the locker room and reporters are “really searching for sensationalism now.”
Did the King With No Rings intentionally bump Miami Heat’s head coach Erik Spoekstra during their 106-95 loss last night to the Dallas Mavericks or was it purely accidental? Whatever it may have been the Heat are now 9-8 on the season and held a 40-minute players-only meeting after the loss.