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May 28, 2013

G4: Pacers 99, Heat 92: Miami's Big 3 must be bigger still; plus LeBron on SI cover, Spurs waiting, St. Elmo's, exploding Sad-O-Meter & more

Me on SportsCenter: Further proof TV is not just for the telegenic: I'll be on ESPN's SportsCenter talking Heat today at 6 p.m.

1aa1jamesl1) It is WEDNESDAY, MAY 29. LeBron James on the cover (right) of the new Sports Illustrated. Timing would have been better had he heroically led a win last night. Guess SI couldn't arrange it. 2) Thanks to Le Batard for the chaotic, awkward radio appearance(s) yesterday. Always fun! 3) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Heat Game 3 win, Heat how-concerned poll, Dolphins win projection, Marlins Sad-O-Meter. 4) Join us on Twitter @gregcote and now on Instagram at upsetbird.

Click on Big 3 Must Be Even Bigger for my column from Indianapolis on last night's Game 4 Heat loss.

Sweepin' Spurs await East winner: Impressive San Antonio completed a four-game sweep of Memphis last night in the Western Conference finals and awaits the Heat-Pacers winner. No matter how/when this East series ends, the NBA Finals will start June 6 in Miami. That means San Antonio, last in the Finals in 2007, will have 10 days' rest. (On the other hand, it means the elderly Spurs will be 10 days older).

G4: PACERS 99, HEAT 92: MIAMI SHOOTS 39%, IS DOMINATED ON BOARDS: It wasn't that LeBron James fouled out with 56 seconds left on a very questionable call. That's convenient as excuses go, but I'd sooner look to 39 percent shooting and a 49-30 rebounding differential favoring the home Pacers Tuesday. The Big 3 was not big. LeBron was below his averages for points, rebounds and assists and had little of the low-post presence and force he'd had the prvious game. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were far worse, a combined 6-for-21 shooting. I still like Miami's chances in this Eastern Conference finals now tied 2-2, with two of the next three at home and because the Big 3 have earned the faith to expect a rebound performance Thursday. It just got interesting, though. ..... Original post: Indiana coach Frank Vogel coined an interesting phrase, referring to the Heat's "big fourth." He says Miami is most dangerous, almost 1aa1heatpacersunstoppable when, in addition to the Big 3, someone else arises 1aa1g4offensively like Udonis Haslem did in Game 3. Or like Birdman Andersen has throughout this postseason. Or like Ray Allen or Shane Battier on a night when the 3's are dropping. Then, it isn't just LeBron. Who will tonight's Big Fourth be? Miami is the first team in NBA history to win five straight playoff road games by 10-or-more points. A win tonight by any margin will mean the series is effectively over. The Heat know it. A 3-1 lead with two games left in Miami would give Indy all but zero chance. "We have an opportunity to control the series," coach Erik Spoelstra admitted Monday. Now let's see if they can.

1aa1elmoDESTINATION: SHRIMP COCKTAIL: My mouth waters as I type that I'll swing by St. Elmo's on the walk to the arena today for their world-famous shrimp cocktail with fiery sauce. You talk about a pregame meal! Was disappointed to find the place closed yesterday for Memorial Day. Today, I shall not be denied! [Postscript: Had the 'tail. Sublime!].

LEBRON A QB? NO PROB, SAYS LEBRON: Former NFL quarterback and broadcaster Joe Theismann, 1aa1lebqbbored pimping for a men's bladder-control product, made media rounds this week suggesting LeBron James could be an NFL QB. LeBron, never lacking confidnece and a two-year receiver in high school, took the qauestion seriously when asked Monday. "I have the ability," he said. "I can see and read plays. I know defenses and things if that nature. So I would have been pretty good." Best things about that last sentence? The past-tense.

1aa1bbsadSAD-O-METER: MARLINS NOW OFFICIALLY ON RECORD LOSS PACE: We have this new blog feature we update as long as Marlins' winning percentage is under .300 -- as long as the New York Mets' infamous 1962 record of 40-120 (.250) is within dubious reach. Well, seven straight losses now have S-O-M exploding on record pace. Updated Sad-O-Meter: Current record, 13-39 (.250). Season projection, 40.5 wins, 121.5 losses.

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Weird scheduling this round - Spurs played two games before Miami played their first, I don't know if it's an advantage to rest or disadvantage to wait but it seems like the schedule makers should have been able to synch up the series a little better.

Heat will see Indy's best shot tonight, should be a great one!

Shadow - more praise for Kawhi Leonard:

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9316310/analyzing-kawhi-leonard-george-hill-trade-2013-conference-finals

IF the Heat can win this series (and they should) barring a total collapse or injuries then it should be a pretty even series against SA..

if the Heat let Indiana off the hook this could go seven, hopefully the bench shows up today...

Spoelstra Sucks.

Admit It.

The Heat Have The Most Talented Team In The NBA.

But Coaching Is The Heats Weak Link.

Vogel Is A Better Coach Than Spo.

The Heat Are More Talented Than The Pacers.

Despite what 43 percent of bandwagon worried Heat fans think this thing is over there is no way San Antonio or Indiana are beating the Heat they are too deep and talented.

This shouldn't be news to anyone except for people who don't watch basketball.

Shrimp cocktail at a steakhouse in Indiana?

I guess you go to Joe's for the lamb rack?

BB,

what's this I hear that "the truth" may become a free agent?...the end of an era.

The Heat are a great team but they do have a major flaw, no defensive Center and their power forward is barely 6-7, that is their achilles heel...Its not a given they will win.

Maybe we should have kept Pittman, right Dashi?

San Antonio will be one heck of challenge.

Sports science - LeBron James..wow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQLSlWi7NRA

Miami-SA will go 7. Parker, Duncan, Ginobili, and Pop have seen it all. Nothing phases them. They are the veteran boxer with one last heavyweight fight left in them. Plus..even though LeBron is on another level now..he knows they swept him in 2007. Be an interesting series.

It won't go 7.

Heat in 5 or 6 max.

Bro, they still have to beat the Pacers two more games. Nothing worse than overconfidence.

Wood's,

Remember BB is a Celtics fan..Me?.. I'm scared of the Pacers and SA..

The Spurs are a great team. I'm really hoping Miami gets to the finals. This is going to be a classic finals if these two teams get together.

Kazaam,

like the doris troy single of about 1963, "just one look" and kawhi leonard semed like a ballplayer. i am still sore sbout that disaster against uconn and will maintain tha san diego state was the best team in the tournament the year neither uconn orbutler could score a point in the championship. that was a pretty detailed article-jeez, do those guys think people read that much? it was two minutes before i got to all the good stuff about my guy.

Who Is Cutting And Pasting Dashi?

I Said That, But Another Day, Not Today.

Good Game So Far.

FZB,

It Ain't About Keeping Pittman.

It Is About The Incompetence Of Spo.

CONSISTENCY!

IT HAS BEEN 3 YEARS. AND THE HEAT ARE STILL HIGHLY INCONSISTENT.

THAT IS THE COACHES FAULT!

And Clowns Being Happy About Reaching The Finals, Don't Get It. THIS TEAM WAS BUILT TO WIN MULTIPLE TITLES. NOT JUST REACH THE FINALS.

Just Read. Mando Is Either Going To Get Suspended Or Fired. Insulting A Veteran On Memorial Day Weekend. WOW!!

Spoelstra, PLEASE draw up some plays for anyone other than LeBron James. How many set plays do you have for Bosh? Probably none. We have all these great players and yet everything seems to boil down to give to to LeBron and let him create something. I am sick of this pathetic coaching being masked by the greatness of our players.

Miami better get it together or else we will have the David Stern/ America's nightmare series of Indiana versus San Antonio.

That would be the lowest rated Finals ever people would forget it's on especially with the terrible network scheduling.

Indiana is the better TEAM, not the most talented but better. This series reminds me of the way Miami played during it's first year of the Big 3 with isolation plays and no inside presence. I think Indiana will beat Miami and the Spurs will go on to sweep Indiana.

Still sticking with my Heat prediction but only because I want to be right.

Anything less would be a huge upset I think Vegas has them as the biggest lock ever but unless Wade and Bosh play like the players they are supposed to be it's not happening.

OH, THE DRAMA RETURNS!!!

the locals did everything wrong and still had a chance to win on the road. as long as they have #6 healthy and not fouled out, they will win despite the now commonplace failings of wade and bosh, who pops his head out every fifth game with that trademark- shared by the MGM lion- roar. UGGGGHHHHHHH!!!

Time to give Miller more minutes and Ray Allen less. Maybe he left his jay in Boston.

I Said Heat In 6 or Possibly 7.

The Heat Are The Most Talented Team In The NBA. And Have The Best Player In The NBA.

BUT

Indiana Is Bigger, Younger, And Better Coached.

Indiana Has Positions. They Play Pro Basketball.

The Game Is Being Played At Indiana's Pace! Not Miami.

Only Game Played At Miami's Pace Was Game 3 And They Blew Indiana Out. Tells You Something.

And I Don't See Thing Changing. Paul George Said It Best Yesterday, The Heat Are To Predictable. Same Rotations, Same Play. The Pacers Are A Well Coached Team.

The Last Thing You Want To Do Is Give A Young Team Confidence. The Pacers Know They Can Play With The Heat. Vogel Knows He Is A Better Coach.

Riley Better Connect His USB On His Puppet If The Heat Plan On Winning The Series.

Ray's money 3 gave them an 89- 86 lead and they got 20 from Chalmers.

Don't blame Ray Ray blame the goose egg 6 for 21 from Wade and Bosh it's that simple.

Yea, but Wade and Bosh aren't former Celtics. Everyone knows that Boston sucks, BB.

Coming from the guy with at least 3 favorite teams Clippers, Lakers, Heat make up your mind dinkweed.

How Many Close Games Have The Heat Lost In The Big 3 Era, Under 2 Minute?

That Is Called Coaching. Not Players.

Other Teams Can Predict What The Heat Are Going To Do.

LeBron Played 43 Minutes. Before Fouling Out With About 5 Minutes Left. The Man Didn't Even Take A Water Break. Maybe If He Played 35-38 Minutes, He Wouldn't Have Committed The 6th Foul.

D.Wade Is Injured. His Minutes Should Be Limited. For Efficiency Purpose. The Heat Have A Bench. Use It. And Not Just The Same 3 Players. Play Your Shooters.

Basketball is a simple game mostly if your "Big Three" play like they are supposed to in the playoffs you win.

If they don't you will lose regardless of what the bench does.

This message brought to you by a knowledgeable basketball fan.

"Miami Heat answers its critics, Indiana Pacers fans emphatically"

Blah, blah blah. Thanks, Cote.

My favorite teams BB, are in this order, the Canes, the Dolphins, the SF Giants, and the Lakers, or what ever team is playing the Gaytors, the Trojans, Notre Dame, the Raiders, the Jets, the Dodgers, and any team from Boston...

BEAT LA BEAT LA BEAT LA

Yeah right that's why you blow smoke up the asse* of the teams that I mentioned and the San Antonio Spurs it's ok to be a fan of other teams just admit it don't hide it I promise I won't call you a bandwagon fan.

Coaching, You Knowledgeable Idiot.

Doc Rivers
Tom Thibodeau
Popavitch
Vogel
And Many Others

Will Have The Heat Playing Better, More Efficient, More Motivated. They Will Hold The Players To A Higher Standard.

The Heat Lose Cause Of Coaching, Not Talent.

In Any Team Sport. Coaching Matters Most.

Great Players Give You A Chance To Win Every Game. But Bad Coaching Makes Them Look Average At Times. Coaches Teach Consistency.

Great Coaches Make Average Players Look Good. And With Great Players They Can Build A Dynasty.

And Indiana's Best Player Is Out. The Heat Are Again Struggling Against A Depleted Teams.

I wasn't talking to you moron.

That was a great game last night, wouldn't mind this one going seven as long as the good guys win in the end!

Roy Hibbert is a monster, I don't think there's another center in the league I'd rather build a team around. It's going to be hard getting Chris Bosh involved in this series, he's a non-factor down low and West and Hibbert have been doing a great job getting out to him on open jumpers.

Heat keep pushing Bosh back to the three point line to open things up for Wade and LeBron, not a terrible strategy but it takes away any hope of an offensive rebound heading his way. My guess is the biggest adjustment going into game 5 will be to keep Bosh closer to the basket offensively, they need to get him involved.

Heat will still win the series but they are in the last year of their dynasty (if you can call it that). They are done after this year. They have too many old, run down players on their last leg. Bosh is soft. Guy needs to get his dreads and attitude back. Soft. Send Spo back to editing video because he is a puppet for a head coach.

Kazaam that was a very positive post good job good effort kid would be proud.

Excellent observation also without Bosh playing closer to the basket the Heat will have a hard time winning the series.

Hibbert has size but still is goofy and I question whether he has two left feet. He is soft at times and at times plays like a 7 foot 2 guy. Basically he is inconsistent. He could develop into a serious threat but isnt there yet.

Hibbert needs some toughness. Some old school Georgetown center toughness like Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning. I'd like to have Hibbert over the house for some cocktails and wine spritzers. He needs a mean streak and a determination. He needs to get that footwork down. He needs to be a consistent force. Again, not there yet but has potential.

LJ as a QB is a joke. Joe th. should stay out of the casinos and get a job.

You don't want to go to 7 games. Sports history shows that the favourites (in this case Miami) will fall if it goes to 7 games. There are serious questions about the true strength of this Miami team. It is a team of champions, but is far from being a champion team. I think we are looking at a huge upset and the multitude of bookmakers around the world will be delighted in seeing the boilover. As an independent observer here in Australia watching this series, unless Miami finds some chararacter, fortitude, killer instinct & some basic basketball skills (which they seem to lack at present), the upset is on and it might just be all over in 6 games, let alone 7.

As an independent observer in Australia you probably don't know the whole story about this Heat team:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2SQKqVQUCc

Miami was down 3 games to 2 versus Boston last year and won they showed what they were made of already question is can they do it again in EC Finals the odds are still in their favor.

LeBron NFl QB? sure, da Raiders need a new DuhMarcus.

With The Talent The Heat Have They Shouldn't Be Down In Any Series. Even Last Year.

Memphis Is As Talented As Indiana. And They Just Got Spanked.

Pop Didn't Even Want Memphis To Think They Have A Shot.

Watch The Finals. The Spurs Won't Be Rusty Off A Layoff. They Will Be Super Prepared For Whoever Their Opponent Is.

Name 1 Team That Is Even As Talented As Miami?

The Heat Can Last A While. San Antonio Is Still Doing It With Older Players.

But If They Lose This Year. And Don't Replace The Idiot Coaching The Team. LeBron Will Leave After Next Season.

We All Know The Heat Need To Make Adjustments, Need To Change Rotations. Need To Play Harder.

Yet, Spo Does Nothing. Reminds Me Of The Other Spo. Have You Ever Seen The Idiot After Or Before A Game. He Says Nothing. Uses Cliche After cliche. Grind It Out. Yada Yada Yada.

Bob Knight Would've Struck The Fear Of God In The Refs And His Players.

You Think A Real Coach Would've Allowed LeBron To Foul Out On A Petty Foul, While LeBron Gets Clobbered All Game. Even The Zen Master Would've Raised Hell.

Nobody Respects Spo. Not The Other Team, Not His Players, Not The Refs. Not Even His Assistants.

Fire Spo!!

Hire D.Fiszdale!

Since We All Know Riley Won't Hire Outside His Circle. Or Hire My Guy A.Mourning. He Commands Respect. From Everyone.

Fire The Sissified Coach!!

The Heat Can Do A Better Job With No Coach!

LeBron is a flopper it's about time he fouled out.

Boys,

If the Heat lose this series I WILL have to put the blame on one Pat Riley for not addressing the center position...yup.

Now I don't think it'll come to that but Indiana matches up very well against us, their strenght is our biggest weakness, its that simple.

when does football starts again?

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

Riley has put together a great team blame Bosh and Wade if Miami loses this series it's that simple he went out and got Anderson they have enough to win.

Your boy Chalmers played good last night also.

LeBron goes for 24 5 and 6 and the TNT boys say LeBron didn't do enough.

I see it to some extent because he's the best player in the world but if you really have a Big Three then that should be more than enough.

doomsday is coming !!!!

Hey Anti, care to explain this amigo ?..WTF?..give it to me straight, I'm a big boy (age only) How much time do we have?


http://www.hindustantimes.com/HTNext/LifeAndUniverse/Lethal-gamma-ray-may-soon-hit-earth/Article1-1067785.aspx

BB,

Yes, the godfather (Riley) has put together a very good team but you still need a defensive center to rebound and play defense...

Who was that Center last year that turned out ok.

BB,

If the Heat win this series they match up better against SA because both teams are basically the same, move the basketball, find the open man and cut to the basket, neither team has a dominant defensive presence in the post.

right now I'm not sold on the Heat beating the Pacers, I hope I'm wrong..

Hey, maybe we can trade Bosh straight up for Howard after the season, what say you OC?

FZB,

I Won't Put The Blame On Riley. Not On Building The Roster. Last Year, Maybe. This Year, Hell No.

I Will Blame Riley For Sticking With Spo Too Long. He Cut Better Coaches For Less.

Riley Was Also Instrumental In Forming The Big 3.

LeBron Is The Best Player Since Jordan. I Won't Blame Him Either. Wade Is The Heart. Won't Blame Him Either. Players Sit Down For Less. Wade Is Giving It His All.

I Won't Even Blame Bosh. Yes, He Is Overpaid. But That Was One Of The Stipulations For Signing LeBron. And Bosh Is Being Misused. Plus, Bosh Is Half Dominican Now. But Notwithstanding that Fact. Bosh Can Get You 20pts and 8 Rebounds A Game, Easy.

And The Heat Have The Most Talented Roster. Not Just The Big 3. They Have Starters As Role Players.

I BLAME SPO!! IF THE HEAT LOSE!!

CONSISTENCY!

He Preaches The Players To Get Better Everyday. When Is Spo Going To Get Better.

That Title Should Have Gave Spo Confidence.

I'm Happier With My Dolphins Right Now, More Than I Am With The Heat.

They Plan To Do More With Less. Than Suck With Bess.

And No Insult To D.Bess. He Was A Hard Worker.

But Talent Should Win Out Every time. Else You Are Not The Most Talented.

Right Now The Spurs Look Like The Most Talented Team In Basketball. We All Know That Isn't True. That $250k Fine Pop Got For Sitting His Little 3 Against The Heat Might Even Work As An Advantage In The Finals. He Gave The Heat Fits With His Bench. He Knows Spo Playbook. He Has Swept LeBron In The Finals Before.

Remember T.Thibodeau Was Once Pops Video Coordinator.

Enough Dashi, you're using a bunch of words to say absolutely nothing - all of your reasons for disliking Spoelstra are meaningless cliches (consistency! respect! doesn't get better!).

If you have a specific problem with his schemes or rotations feel free to share, otherwise give it a rest. I'm not sure that anyone has ever expressed agreement with you on Spoelstra or interest in your rants about him.

FZB you're already giving up on Bosh that reeks of being a fairweather fan sorry guy.

Always Holding The Book.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Doc_Rivers.jpg

How Many Picks Can The Heat Trade For Thibodeau?

Next Game Is A Must Win.

Game 6 Is Back In Indiana.

Kazaam in fairness Rawpimple also called out Spoelstra today but that doesn't make the argument any more rational.

Kaz

Why Do I Hate Spo!! Let Me Count The Ways. I'm Not Going Over That Again.

Dashi Just Asks ONE Question This Year!!

If The HEAT LOSE TO INDIANA!!

Will We All Agree That Erik Spoelstra Has To Be Fired!!

Enough With The Incompetence.

How Is Erik Spoelstra A More Sympathetic Figure Than Obama?

That Erik Spoelstra Is A Gay Little Vietnamese Boy? That Has Nothing To With It.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Erik_Spoelstra_in_2009.jpg

He Can't Coach.

What Does Spo Do Good?

Playing The Bench?
Calling Plays?
Motivating?
Developing?
Getting Calls?
Playing Positionless Basketball?

What Does Spo Do Good?

Guys That Should Be Allowed To Shoot 5 Times Before U.Haslem And S.Battier.

M.Miller
J.Jones
R.Lewis
R.Allen
V.Ice

All Those Guys Should Be Seeing Consistent Minutes Over Hasbeen And Nevrwas (Battier).

And That Is Without Making N.Cole The Starter And Chalmers The 6th Man/Bench.

Again, What Does Spo Do Good.

Dashi Would Had Pittman Playing Center By Now. Just For Situations Like This.

You Can't Teach Size. You Can't Teach Stupid. You Can't Teach Spo.

*Nothing To Do With It.

This guy is your classic bad sports radio caller come to life in blog form I remember him saying last year Hartline sucked before he had a 1000 yard season.

I could point to other examples of this but would rather wait until Armando comes back from vacation he's just a bag of hot air.

Battier not good?

You proably don't beat Boston last year without him but ok keep trying and Rashad freaking Lewis?

Just stop it now.

Vanilla Ice is good though Ice Ice Baby.

BB,

Yes I am a Heat fan but I don't live and die with each win or everytime they lose like I do with the Dolphins, Bosh is a nice fit but if you could get a Howard, wouldn't you do it?..the guy is the best defensive center in basketball.

Dashi, you are the only one that has been bashing Spo but he is considered one of the best young coaches out there, he is not the problem ( I however do question some of his decisions like not playing R Lewis more) but the guy does make good adjustments during the game..we'll see, game 5 is a must win, you don't wanna be 3-2 down going to Indiana.

Bosh is soft, he's not even a power forward he;s getting pushed around in the paint too much.. ah, if we only had Dave Cowen.

Miami's not losing to Indiana, they're better at basketball and that's usually reflected in a 7 game series.

If they lose they will give serious consideration to the roster and think about sacrificing Bosh or Wade to try to sign Dwight Howard (FA by the way, not a Laker after the playoffs).

And there are probably a dozen other roster considerations they would have to go over before even thinking about whether to replace Spoelstra with another home grown assistant coach puppet. Whether or not that happens makes no difference to me, as long as they don't force Riley out to bring in a big name coach.

What does Spoelstra do well? He's an Xs and Os guy who can rattle off every stat from every player on both teams immediately after the game (as could Riley). He executes Riley's defense and efficiency-first philosophy. He did a great job last season moving Battier to PF in the playoffs, they wouldn't have gotten past Indiana without it. He does a good job with his rotations, putting players out on the floor who can produce together.

That's the one real criticism you keep harping on - Heat have all these players (even Dexter freaking Pittma) on the bench who should see 'at least' 5 minutes apiece. That just shows a lack of understanding about the game - there's a reason coaches all have an 8-10 man rotation.

It's almost never worth it to throw a shooter into a rotation for 5 minutes, #1 they're cold and #2 whatever you get out of that player isn't worth disrupting the defensive communication and offensive rhythm of the group on the floor.

Bosh can play tough I saw him do it against KG a few times last year don't give up on your players.

I am not sure Dwight Howard is the best at anything anymore except killing locker rooms.

Hey has Anti made an appearance yet?...maybe his building a bunker to be protected from those gamma rays.

Dashi, what's this that Bosh is half "Dominicano" explain that one amigo.

BB,

You hit on the problem right there, Howard is a cancer and the Heat have great team chemistry but player for player I rather have Howard any day.

I think if Howard leaves the Lakers OC is jumping of a ledge somewhere, we gotta keep an eye on that one, hehe

even Kaz thinks it could be a good idea (if the Heat lose)

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BB, You OK amigo?

Fine thanks bro remember I am younger than you that is a great rap song some real talent there circe 1990 or so.

I don't think we had rap music in my day..

Studio version much better way more bass but you still da man FZ!

I wonder if dukey jumped from Searz Tower?? GO PACERS!! HA HA...

you wanna hear something scary???..you and Dashi have something in common..

think about that.

I think he was just trying to be funny to make his point.

Big Baby - oldest I've ever felt in my life, I got a new car that had Sirius radio in it. I've never had satellite radio, so I'm flipping through the channels looking for stations to save. Found one playing some Tribe Called Quest, listened a little bit and there's some Roots, Mos Def, Busta Rhymes, BIG, Wu Tang, all good stuff.

Go to punch it in and the f*cking thing is called 'Backspin Radio'. '90s hip hop is oldies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXJe2EcOClU

Im so hungry, I could eat a shrimp cocktail from Indiana! Sublime! After that I may grab some sushi from Nebraska.

FZB,I have a better chance at scoring with my three Chicas as geting hit by a Gamma Ray Burst.

Although Cote never said he ate the shrimp, only some tail? Mrs. Cote, you read this blog? Your husband had some tail in Indiana.

Hey Kaz...My car has only AM radio..

just kiddin...I'm actually driving my son's car today and he has Sat/Siruis radio and that thing is the chit, there's a station for everyone one there..I listen to station's 25,26,27 and 70..Classic rock and blues, yeah boy !

Yes Kazaam that is scary I remember listening to those bands *sigh* I am old too.

Anti,

Just wanna make sure you're on your toes making life safer for us...at least give us the heads up if something big is heading our way...you know, so we can party.

Kaz,

So Spo Is Good At Being A Perfect Puppet For Riley.

X's and O's, Not Even At Cherrios Is Spo Good At X's And O's.

Who Here Knew The Game Was Over When LeBron Fouled Out?

Dashi Did.

LeBron Is The Playbook.

And He Is Misusing LeBron Like Crazy.

LeBron Has No Need To Touch The Ball Before Half Court. You Have A PG And D.Wade. LeBron Should Be Getting Position. Whether It Is In The Post, The Block, Or The Perimeter. Have Someone Give Him The Ball Early.

Or A Sneak Behind The Defense For A Backdoor Cut.

Give Him A Break Every So Often. Bring Your Shooters In Off The Bench. V.Ice, R.Lewis, M.Miller, J.Jones, M.Chalmers. They Can Keep The Fast Pace Style The Heat Should Be Running.

A1A and R.Lewis Are Both Over 6'10"

Not 6"8" Like Hasbeen, JA, S.Battier. Or 6'9" Like D.West.

J.Jones And M.Miller Are 6'8", That Can Play SF & SG. They Can Shoot.

The Only Position The Heat Are Out Sized Is At Center. 1 Out Of 5.

And This Is A Team Game.

Birdman Should Start At Center. With Bosh At PF.

Dashi Common Sense Heat Depth Chart

C-Birdman, Haslem
PF-Bosh, R.Lewis, S.Battier
SF-LeBron
SG- D.Wade, R.Allen, M.Miller, J.Jones
PG- N.Cole, M.Chalmers

Bosh Can Play Center In Some Lineups And The Centers Vice Versa. S.Battier, M.Miller, And J.Jones Can Play SF. But I Know LeBron Plays All Games. So That Looks More Like What I Will Do If I Was Spo.

And Spo Has Bigger Problems Than This. X's And O's. Not Even At Writing Love Letters.

Dashi,

I keep reading that the problem with the HEAT this Yr. has been about concentration or playing to the opponents level ect...

I've been watching as well and this team looks gassed late when pressed like last night all Season! At 1st thought age caught the team outside LBJ, Cole and Chalmers but it's been the team to a man.

Those miscues late look like a tired poorly conditioned team to me without mentioning the 2nd chance points they've been giving up out-hustled down the stretch!

Best talent, Yes!

Conditioned for the task???

Dashi,

And who's at fault for not bringing in a natural center?

just saying..

Big Baby,

are you from the "casette generation" ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMNPMjsM_Yo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXfc7VMyj94

Misusing LeBron?

Riley and Spoelstra have LeBron playing the best basketball of his life. He's doing everything because he's the best at everything. He's their best point guard and post player and he's surrounded by shooters. He's playing Jordan minutes because he's 28 and he's capable of it.

He shouldn't bring the ball down? He wants to bring the ball down. No coach would tell Jordan or Carmelo or Kobe or Durant or Paul George not to bring the ball down, WTF are you talking about?

Your depth chart looks like a video game chart, list the best offensive players in order.

In real life Chris Andersen is only good in limited minutes and in short spurts. He's obviously better as a bench player.

Cole and Chalmers are interchangeable, it doesn't matter which one starts.

Lewis can't play power forward in this series, period.

So what's left? You think Mike Miller should be playing more minutes in relief of the best three point shooter of all time?

You think that should even matter in the Eastern Conference Finals for a team with three max contract players?

If only they had more 'consistency' and 'respect' they wouldn't have to worry about this unbalanced roster.

One thing Rawpimple got right - this is the best the Heat will ever be. Not because of Wade's injuries but because the Heat can't afford any role players moving forward. Unless they get a revolutionary TV deal they're going to have to cut everyone except the big three and minimum contract players.

And fin4life - the Heat were one of the best teams in the league inside 2 minutes this season and this postseason, conditioning is not a problem.

We're from prior to 8 Tracks FZB. Hell if it wasn't for hip hop bop a cop music there wouldn't be turntables anymore...

Which by the way is the ah wrong message we should be sending to or young people...

Kaz,

Richard Lewis is not a power forward but he is like 6-10 and he can score, he can post up people or shoot from the outside, he needs to play a few minutes per game...

say maybe 10-15 ...

Tony Pitzsacada, How right you are, vinyl baby is the way to go.

somebody just needs to shut down the NCAA.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaab-the-dagger/believe-not-washing-car-university-water-ncaa-violation-201607788.html

FZB - for Lewis to play LeBron James would have to sit. He can't be in the game matched up with David West.

Legitimate concern for the next round - it looks like the machine may have become self-aware.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOhIMh4aoh0

I am Kazaam | May 29, 2013 at 06:31 PM

Good posts!

Normally wouldn't disagree with someone whose B-Ball FANDOME seems as rabid as mine is regarding the GRIDIRON!

I PRAY to the Football Gods Weekends in the Fall!

I do however find that stat regarding the HEAT's efficiency late in games misleading. I've been watching as well and at 1st saw the team basically playing the game in spurts turning it on in stretches and closing teams out late during the Season but that was Vs. Teams that were basically matching them score for score till the HEAT decided to put them away.

A different story when playing the more physical opponents in the NBA were the energy is needed at both ends. It's seems very evident that when pressed up-n-down the floor through an entire game they seem gassed at the end and can't believe anybody watching wasn't worried about it going deep into the Eastern Conf. Finals were they would get this type of game from opponents more than the NBA Finals themselves that brings the tailor made HEAT opponent at least in terms of style.

fin4life - maybe you saw a team lose because of fatigue, I think most people saw a team get hammered inside by superior big men in the Heat's last three losses.

This explains everything:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2SQKqVQUCc

7 more weeks to training camp!

You guys remember my bee story?...

So I get home today and there's a letter from the city of miami saying that an inspector had come by to check on my bee hive but since there was no one home I'd have to call a number to " reschedule" an appointment..

Luckily I got home in time to call them , I tell the girl on the phone the bees have gone the way of the DODO bird and there's nothing to check, this obviously was too much for her to comprehend all at once so she put me on hold for like 5 minutes to talk to a " supervisor "..

Comes back and tells me that is highly unusual for the bees to just "pack up and leave" , I tell her the damn Bees didn't just "pack up and leave" that they died a horrible death at the hands of my next door neighbor , so she puts me on hold again and comes back a little later and finally tells me they are going to close " the file"...what ever the fack that means..

I reckon I have to be careful now, big brother is watching..eh?



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