Despite Wade's 40, Heat comeback foiled

Despite Wade's 40, Heat comeback foiled

There are 15 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Nov 19, 2008, titled Despite Wade's 40, Heat comeback foiled. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The Miami Heat refused to allow itself to be pushed around this time. But that doesn't mean this didn't feel like another shot in the gut.

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juan

Jonas Ridge, NC

#1 Nov 19, 2008
damn sucks that wade had an amazing game and still lost....THIS MEANS WE NEED A F**KING CENTER!!!!!!!!!!
Ocala Heat Fan

Gainesville, FL

#2 Nov 20, 2008
In response to the king center comment I have to say WHO!? Who could we have gotten that fit what we already have? w/o hurting chemistry? Sometimes ya just gotta understand that maybe this is as good as we are based on where we were and with the addition of the young players. I'm enjoying this as it is. GO HEAT!
Heatastic

New York, NY

#3 Nov 20, 2008
Win or lose - another great team effort. Wade was mind-boggling as usual, Marion played like a veteran stud, and other different guys stepped up to help at various times. The consistent fight this team exhibits no matter the circumstances is a great attribute. Wade has alot to do with leading this team with that attitude.
Dan

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Nov 20, 2008
I know its early but Beasley is looking more and more like a bust each game...
HeatFanNBrevard

Orlando, FL

#5 Nov 20, 2008
The Heat lost so people did not get their money's worth, coach. In case you weren't aware of it, coach, you are part of a sport's team and the objective is winning. That's it.

Now having said that, I am not a fan who is worried with the team or the coach. Beasley will be fine. He's a rookie big man and there are only a few instances where the come in and dominate right away. The team lacks defense right now and hopefully that will come with playing together more and understanding each other's strengths and weaknesses.
Banana Republic

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#6 Nov 20, 2008
Dan wrote:
I know its early but Beasley is looking more and more like a bust each game.****
What!?! He is averaging 14.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game through 12 games.

Maybe you should stick to soccer or ping pong.

People who have no knowledge on a subject and still spout off are just plain ignorant.
miaimian

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Nov 20, 2008
we need a new coach and ZOOOOOOOO WHERE ARE YOUUUUUUU?

the biggest dud is this lame coach.
Heatastic

New York, NY

#8 Nov 20, 2008
Disagree with you haters. Spo has Wade's respect which means everything X 100. He also has a good feel for the flow of the game. For the Heat to have this current won/loss record having played with virtually no center or anyone to play above the rim - so far has been most inspiring.

Beasley needs some time to grow, figure out where his game fits and also get physically stronger before final judgement. Rookies rarely come in the NBA and take over.
Frank

Coral Gables, FL

#9 Nov 20, 2008
We need a new coach???

Let's see... We have no 5 to speak of, we have a small PF playing center, we have a rookie playing PF, we have a rookie point guard, we have a 6th man who is injured, and yet we are playing .500 ball on pure hustle, which is what the coach is selling them.

What we DON'T need is whiners who only see the glass half empty.
Frank

Coral Gables, FL

#10 Nov 20, 2008
D. Rose had 6 points, NO rebounds, 1 assist, 3 turnovers and had 3 shots blocked last night.

Oh man, the kid is a bust! What was Chicago thinking when they drafted him?

Yeah, right...
miaimian

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Nov 20, 2008
that's why we need a new coach, he's got a good team playing medioker b.b, come on now.
Dan

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Nov 20, 2008
Banana Republic wrote:
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What!?! He is averaging 14.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game through 12 games.
Maybe you should stick to soccer or ping pong.
People who have no knowledge on a subject and still spout off are just plain ignorant.
.

My friend, I am not ignorant nor do I not know what I am talking about...

While I mentioned it was early, this kid is not playing with the same intensity and firepower as other rookies in the league. He is still learning how to draw a charge, which he mentions he has never done in his life. He states that "he would just get out of the way".

I hope I am wrong, trust me, besides playing ping pong with your mom, their is nothing more I follow than the HEAT through good and bad. But this guy looks soft, he has the jumper and the same drive to the basket. His defense is below average at best and he fouls everyone. He looks like the next Derrick Coleman, and that to me, my friend would be considered a major bust.

Tata.
phil

Stafford Springs, CT

#13 Nov 20, 2008
I hope Pat Riley has watched all these games that the Heat have lost and is working deligently to to get Wade some help. If he does not get any help he ill not last half the season. I hope the heat gets smart and look for some size because they are geting killed on second chances by the big teams. Beasley and Haslem are just too small. They are doing a good job, but the Portlnd, and Toronto games proved that we need some big physical rebounders or else we will not make the play-off and remember we need to convinse Wade that this team is or will be a championship contender in a year or two. I believe that we need to get a trade for Marion and Banks as well as Blount because minus Marion these guys are a waste of roster spot. I believe that if we don't do something drastic by the trading deadlin we will not make the play-off or keep Wade in 2010.
phil

Stafford Springs, CT

#14 Nov 20, 2008
We should not blame the coach for our losses. we need to understand that we have no center. I know Haslem has done a pretty god job, but the bigger taller centers and powerforwards are out rebounding Beasley and Haslem. How ever we need to be a little more patient because we have a good wing man in James Jones that will be ready comes January, as well as Dorell Wright who plays good defense and with a little luck Magloir maybe able to help as well because if it was up to me I would wave Blount cause he is worthless. With D. Wright and J. Jones coming back I believe that Pat should look into trading Marion for a quality big man and a vet Point guard that can take some pressure of off Wade. I believe that we should intertain a trade of Banks and Blount maybe for Tinsley that way we trade two contracts for one.
Frank

Coral Gables, FL

#15 Nov 20, 2008
It's easy to say, "let's get a trade for Marion and (fill in the blanks)" Hell, why not stop there? Let's have a three-way trade for Kobe and the center for the Hornets while we are at it! We can package Marion, Banks, no-rebound Blount and the fifth round pick in the NFL draft for them for Lebron too. Sure, why not? I am positive that the Lakers and the Cavs will stop laughing long enough to... Nah, they will not be able to stop.

Every team in the NBA knows that we need a 5, so they are not going to give it to us for free, and the only chip we hold is D Wade. They will listen if he is mentioned.

The Heat has to take their lumps, learn to play with one another, grow as individual players (it has been only 12 games!) and go from there. Not all moves are great, some don't pan out, but a couple of them gave us a championship.

Patience.

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