Former Miami Heat rival talks out of both sides of mouth on their title hopes

Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat attempts a shot against Paul Pierce #34(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat attempts a shot against Paul Pierce #34(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) /

With the Miami Heat off to a 2-5 record on the year, things need to change and quickly. Though it’s still really early in the season, getting off to such a start isn’t ever ideal and puts them behind the mark on any potential goals that they may have set for themselves for the season.

With a chance to begin to right the ship on Tuesday against a team that beat them recently, the Golden State Warriors, they’ll look to get things going in the right direction then, hopefully. Well, they sure better if they hope to have any chances of contending late in the year.

And again, though it’s early, you never like to make things harder for yourself than you have to. Speaking of those title hopes though, one former Miami Heat rival in Boston Celtics great, Paul Pierce, seems to think that the Miami Heat’s “window is closed”.

In a conversation on fomer Celtics teammate, Kevin Garnett’s, KG Certified Podcast, Pierce would express how he just doesn’t think they Heat have it right now. And that’s fair.

The Miami Heat are off to a putrid start and though not ideal, it’s fixable. Paul Pierce thinks their window has closed though, as contradicting as that is.

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However, he is basing that on what he has seen early in the season, indicative of the fact that he stated he had picked them early in the seaon on this particular appearance, but also picked them as a contender before the season on another podcast appearance on Sirius XM’s Straight From The Heart

But wait, that leads you to a question. In this same conversation, he still mentions teams like Philadelphia and the Brooklyn Nets as title contenders in East.

Well, that’s mighty odd if the Heat’s, again, “window is closed”. You say that because looking at the records right now and for teams that have more talent, as Pierce stating how the Heat have to do it “collectively” would lead you to believe he believes, Miaimi is ahead of Brooklyn and just behind Philadelphia in the cellar of the standings.

Basically, it doesn’t make sense. You can’t write one team off totally based on what you’ve seen, only seven games in mind you, but then at the same time still give other teams with equal or worse situations the benefit of the doubt.

Is it shockin—not at all. Paul Pierce lives to see the Heat do miserably, it seems.

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However, the hypocrisy was worth noting. We guess you would call that the contradicting ‘Truth’.