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Spoelstra reveals Heat's softness

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08:13 AM ET 06.06 | Teetering on the edge of collapse, Miami has put Erik Spoelstra in a difficult spot, something the coach may have done to his team in the aftermath of Game 5. As his superstars stayed back in the losing locker room, [Spoelstra] made an unprompted, revealing plea on the stage. No one had led him with a question, but the coach of these Miami Heat delivered an unmistakable message to LeBron James. Here was the disciple of Pat Riley, flinching, covering up, expecting the worst of the world, and proclaiming his concern about the ability of his fragile stars to construct a wall between them and the doubt that dooms seasons. ... [Spoelstra] hit all the code words for his own apprehension over the gathering storm of a Heat Armageddon.

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June 6, 2012  08:20 AM ET

I wouldn't say the Heat are soft...


I would say the Celtics beat them.

June 6, 2012  08:21 AM ET

A well played game last night. Congrats Celtics.

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June 6, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Happy fun point-counterpoint!

Point. It's all Spo's fault.

Counterpoint. The Celts are a team, the Heat a collection of talent. Spo is coaching what he's got, and that's a streetball team.


Point: James had 30 pts and 13 assists, he's the bestest, most greatestest player.

Counterpoint. 2 points, 0 Rbs last 8 minutes of the game.



Point: Bosh should have played more.

Counterpoint: When Bosh was on the floor, the Heat were a -12 when he was in there and was lost on the defense.



Point: Wade looked awesome after the game.

Counterpoint. Hey Dirty D-Wade, put lenses in those fake glasses next time!

June 6, 2012  08:27 AM ET

pause

June 6, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Put the Heat out of their misery in Game 6. B'bye!!!!

June 6, 2012  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Put the Heat out of their misery in Game 6. B'bye!!!!

+1

June 6, 2012  08:31 AM ET

I've never seen a player who's been in the league as long as MeBron play so scared in the 4th quarter all of the time.

Hey Court Jester, if you're scared, get a dog.

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June 6, 2012  08:36 AM ET

When is King James gonna get his first ring ?

June 6, 2012  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Bosh had 9 points and 7 rebounds in 12 minutes.

The Heat were a -12 with him on the floor.

Stats don't tell the story, Garnett was having a field day on him.

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June 6, 2012  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

When is King James gonna get his first ring ?

After The Jester visit's OZ and gets a heart.

 
June 6, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Heat radio people playing the injury excuse.

Celts are without their starting SG down the stretch in Avery Bradley.

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