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Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Posted on: November 23, 2010 8:51 am
Edited on: August 14, 2011 9:01 pm
 
Miami Heat forward LeBron James tells reports that he's "not having fun right now." Posted by Ben Golliver heat-stroke Tucked away at the very bottom of the wire report for the Miami Heat's 93-77 loss to the Indiana Pacers Monday night was a six-word quote from Heat star forward LeBron James that said it all. 
"We're not having fun right now," James said.
Miami now stands at 8-6. Heat haters will surely cackle at the ugly loss and corresponding disappointment from James, as it reads like a comeuppance of the highest order for a player long known for dancing and goofing off before and during games. This picture, courtesy of HotHotHoops.com, is worth a million words to those preying on Miami's downfall. James' comment is reflective of his team's overall play; you can watch some really ineffective Heat defense broken down at length on NBAPlaybook.com. The video doesn't lie: there's a lack of camaraderie, a lack of going the extra mile, a lack of pinpoint mental sharpness that only develops when entire teams are motivated together. The Heat are missing all of those things right now, and it doesn't feel like a cop out to blame this on the injuries. With co-captain Udonis Haslem going down in such a major fashion and Mike Miller still a ways away from making his return, it's very easily for the rest of the Heat players, including its stars, to slip just a touch mentally, thinking about what the future will look like when the team is back together healthy rather than focusing on the given task at hand. That's a big problem for Miami because they have such a prominent bullseye placed upon them by the rest of the teams in the league. Aside from knocking off the Los Angeles Lakers, there's no better way to generate excitement in your team than by derailing the Miami Championship Express like the Pacers did on Monday.  After the loss, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra looked and sounded just a touch desperate. He, clearly, isn't having much fun either.
"Sometimes you have four or five games where nothing seems to go right."
An accurate statement, given the circumstances. The question for Miami: is that acceptable?  Is their recent defense acceptable? Most importantly, is a no-fun-having LeBron James acceptable? Open questions all, but something needs to change, because Haslem isn't returning any time soon and the race for the Southeast Division crown is on in full force, with the Orlando Magic sitting pretty at 9-4. The Heat and Magic face off on Wednesday night in Orlando. Surely the Magic are looking to return the favor for the walloping Miami put on them back in October, and revenge for Orlando wouldn't be much fun for LeBron James, either.   
Comments

Since: Nov 26, 2010
Posted on: November 26, 2010 12:30 am
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

One thing I do remember..ALL three dancing on the stage...in front of a Large Crowd in Miami..let me say this: you deserve everything you got..a Worthless bunch of losers on one team.I truly doubt you will even make the playoff the way Miami is playing and If you do make it out of the East. And do you really think you can beat any team from the West? Like Charles Barkley says. Lebron James is a punk..And that is all he will ever be.



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2010 9:06 am
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

drcapote0422: I'M DYING TO SEE ALL YOU HATERS BITE YOUR TONGUES WHEN THE HEAT MAKE IT ALL THE WAY. YOU ALL ARE A BUNCH OF LOSERS THAT DON'T KNOW DICK ABOUT BBALL.


The rest of us have been dying to see articles like this about the Heat and posts like yours from over-confident, cocky Heat fans who can't take the heat when the going gets rough. Thanks much for obliging. Tongue out

GO CELTICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: November 24, 2010 12:48 am
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

HAHAHAHA!!!  Go Lakers!!!



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:15 pm
 

All Together Now: Aaaawwwweeee, poor LeBron....




Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:10 pm
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Adding Lebron to the heat is like adding T.O. to any football team.  Great individual numbers but team chemistry is destroyed.  When the spotlight is always on one person the rest of the players end up standing around.  Maybe Lebron will figure it out like Kobe did, but it takes more than just the player.   It takes the right owner and/or GM (not the players) to bring in the right mix of players an also the right coach to know how to steer the giant egos.  Good luck Miami...it might be a while before those things happen if ever. 






Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:59 pm
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Here is what I do know about BBall...the Heat are a pathetic 8-6 with LeBron, Wade and Bosh.  Enjoy your season loser.



Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:37 pm
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Poor LeGone, my heart bleeds for you.  After all that effort you put into going for a championship by "taking your talents to South Beach", you now find yourself with a supporting cast WORSE then the one you had in Cleveland.  LeGone, it's time to grab your elbow and bow out.  Maybe if you talk real nice to your former "slave owner" (not my words) Mr. Gilbert, he'll be willing to take you back, bum elbow and all...



Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:35 pm
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Poor LeGone, my heart bleeds for you.  After all that effort he put into going for a championship by "taking his talents to South Beach", he now finds himself with a supporting cast WORSE then the one he had in Cleveland.  LeGone, it's time to grab your elbow and bow out.  Maybe if you talk real nice to your former "slave owner" (not my words) Mr. Gilbert, he'll be willing to take you back, bum elbow and all...



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:22 pm
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

drcapote0422:  I, and everyone else on this thread may not know DICK about BBALL, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.




Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:19 pm
 

Miami Heat lose; LeBron James 'not having fun'

Girls just wanna have fun. Cyndie Lauper is the new voice of the heat.


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