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Where Dwyane Wade quotes Ricky Bobby

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08:07 AM ET 03.20 | Though Will Ferrell's most prominent NBA role this season came as a security guard in Los Angeles, he made a recent appearance for Miami. Like so many from their generation, Heat players have a fascination with comedic films featuring [Ferrell]. ... [On Monday in Boston, Dwyane Wade] -- having run out of conventional cliched answers to capture the magnitude of Miami's 23-game winning streak -- drew inspiration from a Ferrell character. Asked what it meant, and how it felt, to hold the second-longest winning streak in NBA history, Wade pulled some philosophy from the mostly forgettable racing spoof "Talladega Nights." "If you're not first, you're last," Wade said. "That's what Ricky Bobby said."

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March 20, 2013  08:46 AM ET

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March 20, 2013  09:06 AM ET

Winning In A 'Watered-Down' League Doesn't Mean Much, Bro.

March 20, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Wow. Its good to know that Wade is well read.

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March 20, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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This is really a T&R ? SMH...

Do we expect any less from T & R these past few months...

March 20, 2013  11:09 AM ET
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Winning In A 'Watered-Down' League Doesn't Mean Much, Bro.

I would venture to say that the league isn't all that watered down, honestly.

March 20, 2013  11:36 AM ET
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Truth be told......winning this many games is an amazing feat of good play and consistency. But the nuggets streak. Is more impressive to me as they don't have 2 top 5 players (and the best player of this generation)

i agree...

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March 20, 2013  12:07 PM ET
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33 game winning streak is a lot harder to do than winning a championship...........

No kidding......considering that in the NBA, it's only been done......ONCE!

March 20, 2013  12:49 PM ET
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No kidding......considering that in the NBA, it's only been done......ONCE!

The league is weaker now.

March 20, 2013  01:19 PM ET

I wonder if the Heat are going to burn themselves out before the playoffs even start...I think the streak is a great accomplishment but if you don't bring home the championship then is it worth it? Teams don't usually do this during the season because they want some energy left in the tank for the playoffs...

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March 20, 2013  02:21 PM ET
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I wonder if the Heat are going to burn themselves out before the playoffs even start...I think the streak is a great accomplishment but if you don't bring home the championship then is it worth it? Teams don't usually do this during the season because they want some energy left in the tank for the playoffs...

I'm hoping for Heat burn out and injury.

March 20, 2013  03:15 PM ET
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I'm hoping for Heat burn out and injury.

See Patriots - 2007....

March 20, 2013  03:26 PM ET
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See Patriots - 2007....

The Patriots didn't lose the Super Bowl because they were "burned out". Just like the Heat won't not-win the title this year because of burn out. There is no such thing. The goal is to win every game. The Heat didn't win the title least year because they lost a game every once in awhile.

March 20, 2013  03:42 PM ET
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The Patriots didn't lose the Super Bowl because they were "burned out". Just like the Heat won't not-win the title this year because of burn out. There is no such thing. The goal is to win every game. The Heat didn't win the title least year because they lost a game every once in awhile.

Both Doc and I forgot to depress the {S} button bro....

 
March 20, 2013  04:57 PM ET
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The league is weaker now.

Far weaker and a greater disparity between the haves and have nots. This streak would have meant something in the 60s, 70s, 80s and early 90s when teams still played defense and had to work to win. The Heat would have been creamed by any of the elite teams of those decades. This streak is about as meaningless as it's possible to be.

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