Miami Heat: Erik Spoelstra Praises ‘Veteran Winner’ that ‘Unlocks’ Them

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Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra talks with guard Andre Iguodala (28) during a time out
(Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

The Miami Heat have long been a team that have preached about their culture. The fans do too and so much so at some points, that it becomes nauseating to others.

That’s alright though, well, because there is a certain level of truth to it all. The Miami Heat believe in certain types of guys and even if a guy isn’t one of those, they believe that in certain cases, the culture can help mold said guy into one of those.

There are many examples of guys who wouldn’t typically be considered culture guys that have thrived in Miami. Whether it be Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic, or any other, they weren’t the necessary definition of culture prior to arrival, but became that and at least while they were in Miami, for the most part.

Well, on the other side of that coin, you have guys who are just culture personified. They may not even have ever had to have played for the Miami Heat, but in the way that they have carried themselves and approached their chosen craft of basketball, they are walking, talking, and living embodiments of everything the culture stands for.

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