Nothing to feel good about

Nothing to feel good about

There are 48 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Dec 13, 2007, titled Nothing to feel good about. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The Heat entered with hope. Its coach entered with concerns. Pessimism prevailed.

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PDazzle

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Dec 13, 2007
Yeah Ira knows alot about pessimissim. His blog, even through the glory years, was full of negativity and nitpicking. Now his cancer has spread through the entire organization. Way to do your job, bud.
williams46

Bagong Kalsada, Philippines

#2 Dec 13, 2007
The problem with the Heat is they took the Wizards very lightly and didn't jumped the gun on them. Instead, they allowed their (Wizards) bench player hit those long shots one after the other. As a result, the whole team became confident and they keep attacking the basket which the Heat wasn't able to defend because of complacency. That's a bad thing to do when you're playing an inferior team. You will allow them to get to you unless you realized that it is hard to stop them. The Heat were just simply outplayed and outhustled tonight. They should change their mental thinking. They shopuld treat every game as if there's no tomorrow because that's where they are right now. Whoever the opponent is.
Mike Honcho

Miami, FL

#3 Dec 13, 2007
Six 3pointers from one player?! Obviously the entire league knows the Heat can't defend.

Looks like the Heat are hosting the 3pt competition throughout the season! Hand in their face, stick your man, something!
Mike

Quezon City, Philippines

#4 Dec 13, 2007
That's the game which the heat are playing right now! Discern!
fanfromafar

Tel Aviv, Israel

#5 Dec 13, 2007
Pathetic is too good to describe the Heat's performance last night. Face it. Shaquille, the all-time great, can't play the game of basketball any more; he stands there like a puddle while players with much less ability run circles around him. The defining moment came in the fourth quarter, when an offensive rebound came right at him and he lifted his hands but could not catch it; even a minimal amount of lift would have made it easy, but he does not have that.
It is impossible to understand why he hangs around and humiliates himself; he's a proud man, and should get out before he gets remembered as a laughing stock, rather than the gentle, great giant that he was.
Wade? He's a shadow of his former self, not ready yet to play at the level he once could. There are still flashes of the old DW, as in Phoenix the other night when he took the ball to the hole and the game into his hands. But none of those last night. It's not missing shots that's sad, that happens to everyone. It's the way he played.
Forget Ricky Davis, who throws up bricks so often that you want to throw up.
If there are bright spots, there's Chris Quinn, maybe Luke Jackson, flashes of Wright. And reliable Haslem. Forget this season, as it has forgotten the team, and rebuild around them. Preferable with a new center, and a new coach and president.
Go Heat

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#6 Dec 13, 2007
the heat have alot of 6'5 6'7 players who run around, cant defend, are inconsistent, and show up once in a blue moon. NO TALENT. lets just hope they keep losing, and maybe we can get a high draft pick to rebuild....and if miami didn't win that championship, that trade for shaq would have been horrible, cuz i'd much rather have caron and lamar on this team than FAT SHAQ, shaq makes the defense worse and the heat player better without him, he's lazy, his body can't hold up, and he's just garbage.
Manute Bol

AOL

#7 Dec 13, 2007
I don't agree with the 8 man rotation rule that Pat Riley uses. Although he used more than 8 players in this game. Other teams use more players and their stars stay fresh for the end of the game. Riley leaves in Wade so long that his legs are tired at the end of the game and as a result misses down the stretch. He refuses to use Daquen Cook that much even though he is by far the best shooter on the team. Instead he plays Luke Jackson after one day of practice, and who couldn't even find an NBA team to take him all summer. I know Riley is a hall of fame coach and he brought a championship here but I think his thiking is too Old school for these modern times. Use the young shooters and make the team be athletic Cook,Quinn,Wright. It's frustrating !!!
pat Really

Philippines

#8 Dec 13, 2007
All of you who posted comments seems to have an experience coaching an NBA team. To much talk and suggestions, why not shut up and encourage the team! Its useless to be a Heat fan if you keep on sending bad and foul comments. You must admit the Heat are not built to win this season.... Accept that!
OH NO NOT THAT

Oviedo, FL

#9 Dec 14, 2007
Yes Analyst, you are right again. Chris Quinn can shoot. He proved it again last night. You really don't know how much this bothers me to say that. So let your Chris Quinn praise flow. But let's try to stop short of electing him Ruler of the Planet.
Kurt

Orlando, FL

#10 Dec 14, 2007
PDazzle - you're going to blame the whole thing on Ira? That's lame of you! It is Riley who put this team together, and its the players who go out there with no heart and quit each night. Ira sits his fat a$$ in a chair and writes. He has nothing to do with it, bro.
It s All About the U

Hilton Head Island, SC

#11 Dec 14, 2007
Mike Honcho wrote:
Six 3pointers from one player?! Obviously the entire league knows the Heat can't defend.
Looks like the Heat are hosting the 3pt competition throughout the season! Hand in their face, stick your man, something!
GREAT POST
What did Riley expect. The Championship team had Posey, Shandon Anderson and even an aged G Payton that could play perimeter Defense. This team leaves outside shooters wide open to bury us. The only reason we beat the Clippers and Suns is because Nash had an off night and LA was also cold from outside.

Stop cryin Riles and teach these guys to play perimiter D
nba analyst

Mansfield, OH

#12 Dec 14, 2007
OH NO NOT THAT wrote:
Yes Analyst, you are right again. Chris Quinn can shoot. He proved it again last night. You really don't know how much this bothers me to say that. So let your Chris Quinn praise flow. But let's try to stop short of electing him Ruler of the Planet.
:-)
You are right. He can shoot.
Pat Riley on Quinn: "he's the toughest, hardest working player I've ever had".

Since: Feb 07

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Dec 14, 2007
Trade Wade.

Yup, I said it again. Maybe not this season, but within the next two. We don't have the players or cap space for good trades/good free agent signings. Shaq and Riley are here until Wade is due to re-sign. Does anybody see success for this team this year, next year, or the next? Me neither. We are not going to win with him, and do you think he will resign with the Heat after 3 more lottery seasons. May as well trade him for draft picks we can use for the rebuilding.

The other option is to call me retarded and then whine and cry that Wade left the Heat as a FA and the Heat got nuthin'.
El Jimmy

United States

#14 Dec 14, 2007
should not have started j-will. he's not over his ankle yet, and it showed! we need another point guard, trade smush already!
Heat Stink

Orlando, FL

#15 Dec 14, 2007
Miami is the worst team in the NBA. Shaq is a old has been, Wade is not a superstar and will never be the same after his surgeries and finally Pat Riley is a greasy crook that could never coach. Watch Riley quit again just like he did a couple years ago before SVG took over and straightened out his mess only to fire SVG when things got good so he could appear to be a good coach. The scary thing is that Shaq has a contract with Miami for another 4 years and he is already horrible now. I can't imagine a 20 million dollar a year milestone around a teams neck. Miami will be bad for years because of Shaqs contract. GO MAGIC!!!
Not hot

New York, NY

#16 Dec 14, 2007
As Wade goes...so goes the Heat. As the result of rushing Wade back and Riley's total dependence on him make for a desperate game plan like last night. Wade was off, plain and simple as the rehab continues. Wade has to play well for the Heat to win. Shaq is no longer very relevant. He cannot carry a team any longer and Riley doesn't trust anyone else other than Wade. Look at the Wizards...they spread the floor and find 3-4 guys on a given night to trust. Arenas is out and others step up just like the Heat did with Wade out last year. If you recall, the Heat had a helleva run down the stretch without Wade. Why Wright and Cook played less than Jackson was a joke. I thought Tim Dohahey wasn't working any longer...the officiating was horrible. Riley needs to quit relying so much on Wade keeping him fresh without running him in the ground and trust these other players without such a quick hook. Riley's gameplan continues to suck.
greenies

New York, NY

#17 Dec 14, 2007
Riley needs to either change (not possible) or grab that bowl of greenies he used to reach for. If Wade is having another off night, watch for a replay of last night with the Pacers coming to town. They spread the floor and fire away. If they're hitting...the Heat are in for another long night. Wade will get double-teamed, laboring through the game with his performance pegged to his physical condition, the Pacers O'Neal will outplay Shaq, and the rest of the Heat will be busy looking over their shoulders waiting to get yanked for not deferring everything to either Wade or Shaq. Boring. Better change Pat.
kenny g

Gyeonggi-do, Korea

#18 Dec 14, 2007
Why change that winning lineup..Riley, you crooked greseball. Quinn led the team to 3 games he started without any turnovers. He is perfect for a team with Shaq and Wade. WIlliams is better off coming out of the bench. Riley, you suck!Don't blame your players, you dirty greaseball. You have lost about 9 games all by yourself. Fool.

Since: Dec 07

Weston

#19 Dec 14, 2007
I dont understand Riley. Ive been a fan of his since the showtime days in LA. Wright had a good west coast trip the last 3 games. Yes his first half against the wizards was not great, but then you bench him the rest of the second half. No wonder the guys screwed up in the head. Quinn was playing well as a starter, then Williams who has been shooting so poorly is back as a starter and stinks up the place. And Cook for whaetever reason gets limited time. I dont know about other heat fans but I enjoy the hunger of the younger players because you definitely dont see that in the veterans right now. We are 6-16. Are we going to make a desperation trade and get rid of the young guys so that we suck 2 years down the road when wades contract is up? Lets develop these guys, get rid of Williams and his expring contract for another point guard, Williams time to leave is here. Luke did not look good his first game shooting, but he rebounded and made some nice passes. I will give him the benefit of the doubt, hes only been with the club a couple of days. The small 5 they play in wade, cook, haslem, quinn and davis seems energized, play that for some of each half, it seems to give them a spark. But god, just play hard at home, its ridiculous and unexcusable that we stink at home.
kenny g

Gyeonggi-do, Korea

#20 Dec 14, 2007
Why change that winning lineup..Riley, you crooked greseball. Quinn led the team to 3 games he started without any turnovers. He is perfect for a team with Shaq and Wade. WIlliams is better off coming out of the bench. Riley, you suck!Don't blame your players, you dirty greaseball. You have lost about 9 games all by yourself. Fool.

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