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Wade: Heat don't need to play together

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08:09 AM ET 01.21 | After a four-game losing streak, the Heat are back to a level of soul-searching. [In Tuesday's OT loss], with the game in the balance, LeBron James would hoist shot after shot, some of them quality attempts, many of them not. Through the last two minutes of regulation and all of the overtime, James took nine of the Heat's final 12 shots. Over that same span, Dwyane Wade did not have a single attempt from the field. ... [Said Wade:] "We're not the Boston Celtics. We're not these kinds of teams that need to play together. We have guys that have the individual talent, and sometimes the individual talent, one-on-one ability is going to take over. Boston has more of guys that have great individual talent, but they feed off each other. We're a new team and we're still figuring it out." Tuesday, James tried to figure it out on his own. He couldn't, and the Heat lost.

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January 21, 2011  08:17 AM ET

o-v-e-r-r-a-t-e-d!!!!!!!

January 21, 2011  08:25 AM ET

James's ego will not allow this team to win

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January 21, 2011  08:39 AM ET

pssst Wade. Listen up. You guys aparently need to play together. Dang it, I let the secret out the bag. LOL. Seriously, once again Miami is now witnessing what we Clevelanders already know; Lebron will hog the ball and dribble dribble dribble, running the clock out and guess what, shoot bricks. You can expect this in the playoffs. Guess Lebron will never learn!

January 21, 2011  08:42 AM ET
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Lol.....so basically wade is saying that the heats offense is.......d whatever you want and hope your hot?Hmmmmmmm....and this is why large egoed, talented players need a strong coachAnd why guys like phil jackson are worth every penny

The subliminal message he's trying to send is that anybody can do whatever they want as there's no such thing as control of Lebron. Taking 75% of available shots on a team with Wade on it is disrespectful. Lebron the curse!

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January 21, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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pssst Wade. Listen up. You guys aparently need to play together. Dang it, I let the secret out the bag. LOL. Seriously, once again Miami is now witnessing what we Clevelanders already know; Lebron will hog the ball and dribble dribble dribble, running the clock out and guess what, shoot bricks. You can expect this in the playoffs. Guess Lebron will never learn!

Laughable, dont one man teams NOT win titles?

January 21, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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Maybe DWade was just too scared to shoot? If you scared, go to church.

haha, thats odd tho definitely uncharacteristic of wade

January 21, 2011  09:00 AM ET
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I don't care one bit about what happens to the Heat. I used to wish they'd lose every game, but now I honestly don't give a rat's **** what they do.

Say it ain't so, Doc!

January 21, 2011  09:03 AM ET
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Laughable, dont one man teams NOT win titles?

Apparently that message still hasn't reached the Heat locker room. These kind of comments reflect everything that's wrong with today's NBA stars. They really do think that one guy can get it done... and usually they think they're the one guy to do it.

Wade needs to take a serious look at that LBNique clown he's playing with. Losing games by playing 1 on 5 is one of his greatest talents.

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January 21, 2011  09:20 AM ET

This style of play is apparently not working for the Heat, i mean there a WHOLE HALF game behind the Lakers! Geez what are they thinking?

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January 21, 2011  09:24 AM ET
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But isn't that the coaches responsibility?Shouldnt spo, day 1 of training camp enstilled a proper offensive plan/scheme?At this point, there's no possible chance they can simply install a scheme

I agree that the coach is responsible for setting the tone and the expectations regarding the team and the style of play. But some people require a licensed psychologist and some serious personal introspection by the offender when it comes to making the kind of adjustments to their game that the Heat need right now.

Even Wade seems to think he, Bosh and LBJ can just take over a game and have their way with any team on any given night. I thought he was a little smarter than that.. but I guess not.
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And the problem with LBNique is... all he sees when he looks deep inside of himself... IS himself. So he figures since he's the greatest thing since sliced bread the problem obviously lies in the rest of the team.

But not to worry... he's sure they'll come around to his way of thinking. So they just need to relax and give him the ball and get out of his way unless he calls them.

January 21, 2011  09:28 AM ET

losing streak after talking smack about cleveland....tsk tsk..
keep on talking LBJ

 
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