Heat comes close, falls short

Heat comes close, falls short

There are 20 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Feb 14, 2008, titled Heat comes close, falls short. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

When asked earlier this week where his team would find the motivation to play hard, Pat Riley replied it was "about being a professional basketball player." Riley's players performed with all the intensity and ...

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Dave

Bonita Springs, FL

#1 Feb 14, 2008
As long as Turnover Wade is on this team they will go nowhere. Time to trade him while his value is still high.
Rigged

United States

#2 Feb 15, 2008
Its pretty obvious the team is playing for a top draft choice. They could have easily won 2 of the 3 last games they played. I agree with this concept. There is nothing to be gained out of winning now. If you land a top 3 pick and pick up an average player in free agency the heat is suddenly a valid contender.
Peckle

Miami, FL

#3 Feb 15, 2008
Uh...Dave, you're an idiottttt.
T-Wade

New York, NY

#4 Feb 15, 2008
Wade is leading the league in turnovers and doesn't seem to care. You would think he'd be embarrassed by now but his early title, fame and fortune has messed up his head.

Who would even want Ricky Davis at this point? His game went into the toilet as fast as Shaq's did.
DWade

Hialeah, FL

#5 Feb 15, 2008
T-Wade & Dave, let's play a little ball, since you guys are pros...bring it on girls!!!
Mike Honcho

Miami, FL

#6 Feb 15, 2008
Udonis cannot return soon enough!
juan

Miami, FL

#7 Feb 15, 2008
wow u guys that think wade suck...u guys r seriously sick or dumb in the head...u guys have to learn that the heat r going no where....u have to learn that the heat r just trying to make the game a bit fun but still lose at the end...if we dont get at least the top 3 in the draft we're seriously retarded...we have to lose every game to at least get the #1 pick...ima huge heat fan and i dont care if they lose all they're games...its obviously a plan to get the draft pick...just some people r too stupid to understand
nba analyst

United States

#8 Feb 15, 2008
Wow! Chris Quinn showed great energy on the bench cheering everyone on! Nobody has ever been better at it!
juan

Miami, FL

#9 Feb 15, 2008
right now...all we need is to get rid of mainly ricky davis and jason williams and get a good player like elton brand anyone good....but right now we need to get a good center bc our post players suck right now...earl barron and mark blount r not strong enough on the paint...we just need someone "like" a dwight howard down low and we need haslem back!!!
juan

Miami, FL

#10 Feb 15, 2008
Dave wrote:
As long as Turnover Wade is on this team they will go nowhere. Time to trade him while his value is still high.
oh i almost forgot...R*T*R*!!!
Mark Smith

Nashville, TN

#11 Feb 15, 2008
Riley LOOSES AGAIN

WE need a decent coach. Watchuing Riley caoch is as fruitful as watching O'Neil sit on the bench. Finally we aren't put through that anymore.

NEXT target. RILEY!!!!!

It is past time for him to move on...

Restart a failing coach somewhere else.
Justin

United States

#12 Feb 15, 2008
Dave wrote:
As long as Turnover Wade is on this team they will go nowhere. Time to trade him while his value is still high.
The problem with Wade has to do with his low dribbling and switching the ball from right hand to left. When he does that he ends up splattered on the court. He is too fancy at time.
Seminole student

Tallahassee, FL

#13 Feb 15, 2008
Dave wrote:
As long as Turnover Wade is on this team they will go nowhere. Time to trade him while his value is still high.
His value is high because he is one of the best players in the league. lol your don't trade a player with the athletic ability and character of Dwayne Wade, are you serious? This free agency period should be fun, maybe we can get a Elton Brand, hopefully the number one draft pick, and maybe some veteran point guard who knows what he is doing. Please for the love of god do something with Ricky Davis, Trade him to a European team for a cheerleader or something, Antoine Walker never looked this bad!
Seminole student

Tallahassee, FL

#14 Feb 15, 2008
Forgot to mention, UNBELIEVABLE SKILL!!!
WPaul

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Feb 15, 2008
Mark Smith wrote:
Riley LOOSES AGAIN
WE need a decent coach. Watchuing Riley caoch is as fruitful as watching O'Neil sit on the bench. Finally we aren't put through that anymore.
NEXT target. RILEY!!!!!
It is past time for him to move on...
Restart a failing coach somewhere else.
I will never understand why Pat would rather go with Ricky down the stretch than DWright. He does this sh*t all the time!! Bench Ricky and let DWright and CQuinn PLAY!
dduck

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Feb 15, 2008
Dave wrote:
As long as Turnover Wade is on this team they will go nowhere. Time to trade him while his value is still high.
you must have missed that finals MVP perfomance. Kobe struggled too when he played with garbage. Give Wade shooters; a decent big guy & some depth and they will be contending again. Don't be such a fair-weather loser DAVE If you don't want Wade who do you want? Teams that trade superstars aways lose in the deal; AI, Barkely, Shaq T1; KG; etc...

Go back to American Idol or HGTV; Heat nation has no use for you.
dduck

Pompano Beach, FL

#17 Feb 15, 2008
Top 3 pick is not guaranty of a great player this year. All of the top college players have been on TV over the past week and even Beasley is not going to be any great savoir. He should be able to score but looks lost on D; he is a short 6'9"; doesn't have great hands. That said he is still the best big coming out. Hibert is weak and seems out of shape, but he is huge, smart, and has good touch. Rose is young and may be great but will take some time (reminds of Wade.) Brook Lopez is Chris Mihm with better touch around the basket. there are some nice swing-men coming out Walker (K-state), Douglas-Roberts (mem).

Riles; we want Brand!!!! at least get us Mike miller if it will only cost Ricky-Dicky...
Dave

Bonita Springs, FL

#18 Feb 16, 2008
Justin wrote:
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The problem with Wade has to do with his low dribbling and switching the ball from right hand to left. When he does that he ends up splattered on the court. He is too fancy at time.
Exactly. No one not even Riley has pointed out this problem to him. It's not only is bad dribbling skills, but his horrible errant passing as well. Whether it's his injury or his lack of sense out there, it's hurting this team and hurting them bad. It's too late to re-teach him the game of basketball. This is a bad habit he will keep with him for the rest of his career.
Dave

Bonita Springs, FL

#19 Feb 16, 2008
Seminole student wrote:
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His value is high because he is one of the best players in the league. lol your don't trade a player with the athletic ability and character of Dwayne Wade, are you serious? This free agency period should be fun, maybe we can get a Elton Brand, hopefully the number one draft pick, and maybe some veteran point guard who knows what he is doing. Please for the love of god do something with Ricky Davis, Trade him to a European team for a cheerleader or something, Antoine Walker never looked this bad!
His value is high NOW, but in 3 years he'll be another Vince Carter that will be untradeable and who's potential will fall to the wayside. Let's face it, he's not the best player in the league, he's hurt. The Heat won't be winning any championships any time soon.
Nelson

Hollywood, FL

#20 Feb 17, 2008
Dave......your an idiot, lol

yeah wade sucks alright.

hes so bad lmao!!!!

please shut up and go play backyard basketball on your gamecube buddy

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