Coach Erik Spoelstra lectures Miami Heat on ego
Posted on: November 11, 2010 10:23 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:41 pm
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra talks to his team about "ego" during halftime against the Boston Celtics. Posted by Ben Golliver. The Miami Heat were getting picked apart by the Boston Celtics in the first half of Thursday night's game in Miami, and Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra looked a little stressed out about it during the first half. During portions of his halftime address to his team that were broadcast on TNT, Spoelstra is seen pacing back and forth in the locker room, gesturing with his hands, and lecturing his players about their "ego." Here's the video clip. "You are each going to have to rely on your brother," Spoelstra explains. To 1) compete. And 2) to do your job." Spoelstra continued: "Just do your job, be reliable, let go of your ego. You are going to need each other in the second half." Heat forward LeBron James had a solid first half, with 15 points. Heat forward Chris Bosh started very slow in the first quarter, but picked it up in the second quarter to finish the half with 9 points. Heat guard Dwyane Wade really struggled, finishing the first 24 minutes with just 2 points on a pair of free throws. The Celtics held a 61-46 lead at halftime. Spoelstra has been under the microscope in recent days as the Heat, with a star-studded lineup, have struggled (relatively) to start the season, entering Thursday's game with a record of 5-3.