Miami Heat: The Franchise’s Best Ever, Dwyane Wade, Isn’t Immune Here Either
Did you think that was all of the Miami Heat history lessons for today? No, no, no, there is more to discuss.
In fact, some out there are probably saying, “well, all of these occurred early enough in the year, where they could recoup, not nine games prior to the end of the regular season.” They would be right, so far.
This one happened during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against a massively hungry Indiana Pacers team, one that had begun to fashion themselves as one of the Miami Heat’s Eastern Conference rivals at the time.
After a series of uneventful Dwyane Wade plays, in which he was bad, Coach Spoelstra would proceed to let him know about it. Wade was, again, bad in those sequences but didn’t want to hear it.
However, here were the sentiments from after the game, per USA Today’s Scott Gleeson
"After the game, it was as if it never happened. “I don’t even remember what you all are talking about,” Wade told reporters. “That happens,” Spoelstra said. “Anybody that has been part of a team or has been a coach or been a player, you have no idea how often things like that happen. That was during a very emotional part of the game. We were getting our butt kicked. Those exchanges happen all the time during the course of an NBA season.”"
To spoil the ultimate ending though, the Miami Heat would go on to win the NBA Finals that year. But, the above situation sounds all too familiar, doesn’t it?