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post #556 of 27243
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Rumors are swirling about Spoolestra being on the outs with Lebron. Not good down in SoBe.

That whole Lebron bumping into Spoelstra is way overblown. Its comical that the media would make that a symbol of the Heat's frustration. If the Heat keep losing and fall below .500 before the end of the year, Riley will take over no question.
post #557 of 27243
i doubt that. riley will only step down if he feels they can win a championship, like he did when SVG was coah. and with the lack of chemistry, bad record and all the injuries, it doesn't look good for them this year. of course there's still a chance, but it's looking unlikely. riley put this whole team together and everyone thought they'd go 73-9..now that it's not panning out, at the end of this season he will be looking for someone to blame (spoelstra).
post #558 of 27243
Everything about the Heat this year is overblown, unfortunately.

In other heat related news, we now have the same record as the Knicks!! Woohoo
post #559 of 27243
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Originally Posted by sexandcandy View Post
i doubt that. riley will only step down if he feels they can win a championship, like he did when SVG was coah. and with the lack of chemistry, bad record and all the injuries, it doesn't look good for them this year. of course there's still a chance, but it's looking unlikely. riley put this whole team together and everyone thought they'd go 73-9..now that it's not panning out, at the end of this season he will be looking for someone to blame (spoelstra).

I dont understand with these rumours about Riley coming to coach again. He isn't a magician that is going to cure the glaring problems: lack of size, point guard, etc..etc. He's going to have the same problems. I just love how Lebron is almost creating the same type of pattern that T.O was infamously known for. So much talent . It's never his fault is it.. becoming a very polarizing figure I must say
post #560 of 27243
And last place again...
post #561 of 27243
Its because of Riley's reputation of winning championships and the fact that he took the reigns from Stan Van Gundy when Shaq and the Heat weren't playing so well. Many speculated that he literally took the job from Van Gundy because he wanted to get back to coaching. Riley has more influence than you think.
post #562 of 27243
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Been out for a couple of days, I hope everyone had a good thanksgiving. This whole Miami situation is stupid and it is all because of Lebron. The whole story is made up:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slu...poelstra112910

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Even within a month of the season's sideways 9-8 start, the NBA witnessed a predictable play out of the James-Maverick Carter playbook on Monday morning. They planted a story and exposed themselves again as jokers of the highest order. They care so little about anyone but themselves. Still, no one's surprised that they'd stoop so low, so fast into this supposed historic 73-victory season and NBA Finals sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers. They want Spoelstra - and Pat Riley - to bend to them, to bow to the King the way everyone has before them.

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The funniest part had to be how they leaked the idea that Erik Spoelstra was panicking now, behaving like he feared for his job. Truth be told, he's been behaving in the opposite way. Spoelstra isn't running from LeBron, but running at him.

Someone's scared here, but it isn't the coach.

Even Wade is being infected by Lebron:

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Nevertheless, here's what was surprising - even troubling - when the Heat talked on Monday before a victory over the Washington Wizards: In the blink of an eye, Dwyane Wade(notes) signed up with Team LeBron to scapegoat and sell out Spoelstra.

"I'm not going to say he's "˜my guy,' but he's my coach," Wade said.

Wade's always been loyal, and that's why it was so surprising to witness him bail this fast on Spoelstra, whom Wade knows too well. Spoelstra is a good NBA coach. Everyone knows that Wade isn't a star who plays hard all the time, knows that he takes plays off on defense. They know that Spoelstra did a terrific job coaching 90 victories out of that flawed Miami roster the previous two seasons.

As much as ever, the Heat need Wade to influence James. Only now, it's clear James is influencing Wade. With Udonis Haslem(notes) out for the regular season, the locker room misses one of its vital voices. Now, Wade is struggling on the floor and James is the devil on his shoulder, whispering that he doesn't need to be accountable, that there's an easy fall guy for everyone: Spoelstra.

Those who know Wade well, who care about him, were disappointed Monday. When Spoelstra needed Wade to stand up for him, Wade never shrunk so small. Spoelstra was Wade's guy, but Wade's finding it much easier to align himself with James' coward act than do the right thing. This was something that you'd expect out of Chris Bosh(notes), who's never been a leader, never a winner, but Wade?

"He knows better than this," one of Wade's former assistant coaches said. "I'm not saying he hasn't changed some, but he knows right from wrong. And this is wrong."
post #563 of 27243
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post #564 of 27243
Lakers 3 in a row??
post #565 of 27243
they got no defense. bynum needs to come back and bring that presence in the paint and that's the second time kobe deferred to artest for a game-winner. wtf? if i'm the lakers, the best player on the team better be taking that shot!
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Celtics win, Lakers lose, Northwestern Basketball wins big. What a night.
post #567 of 27243
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Originally Posted by bassmanpatsfan18 View Post
Celtics win, Lakers lose, Northwestern Basketball wins big. What a night.
Speaking of college hoops, UW also destroyed my LB State by 30+ pts
post #568 of 27243
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post
Lakers 3 in a row??

Lakers Baby Lakers

Can't wait for playoff time.

Kobe took every other shot in the game. Maybe he was tired.
post #569 of 27243
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
Lakers Baby Lakers

Can't wait for playoff time.

Kobe took every other shot in the game. Maybe he was tired.

Yao Bynum might play 40 games. And 10 in the playoffs...
post #570 of 27243
what happened to Spurs Baby Spurs? Clippers! lol
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