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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.

Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2010 10:46 am

Coach Erik Spoelstra lectures Miami Heat on ego

It's not the coach's fault.  With this roster you can't expect much more than this.  Pat Riley coming to the bench will not work.  It will create more venom from the refs and opposing players toward the Heat.  If Riles uses the excuse that "Eric needs more family time" that won't work this go around.  The fact  Lebron & Wade combined get 5 calls a game that they shouldn't will probably net them 54-57 games.  Bosh better get his game in gear.  it's starting to look so bad it seemed during the game yesterday the Big 3 were almost crying or sulking.  Having Wade run the franchise did not work Micky.  Miller coming back will do nothing for the team. Heat have enough shooters- Bosh has to be the enforcer or he should grab some bench if he can't.  it's true what happens next few months doesn't matter for the big picture, but when you read the body language it's disturbing to say the least.  Magic, Jordan, and Bird never had their head down and slumped shoulders like Big 3 last night. Bosh seems like a nice guy, but I've seen him get pushed around more than I expected.  Too many airballs and shots off the side of the backboard.  And don't forget the fake yelling Wade does when acting like he got hammered when he gets stripped and turns the ball over- the acting performance has to improve.

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