Riley asks Haslem to go on the offensive

In a season where it seems the Heat has dealt with one injury crisis after another, Udonis Haslem remains its rock as the only player to start every game. Full Story
Udonis

Pasig City, Philippines

#1 Mar 17, 2007
The blooming of Haslem!
lasarte

Madison, CT

#3 Mar 18, 2007
This is another 'plus' to Wade's injury. We will need an offensive Haslem both in these playoffs and as a force when Shaq & Zo retire. Wright also fits this equation. In one - two years this team will look very different, so developing the youth now is a must.
I'd keep Doleac as well - he could be a quality starter when the time comes.
whachulookinat

Jupiter, FL

#4 Mar 18, 2007
lasarte wrote:
This is another 'plus' to Wade's injury. We will need an offensive Haslem both in these playoffs and as a force when Shaq & Zo retire. Wright also fits this equation. In one - two years this team will look very different, so developing the youth now is a must.
I'd keep Doleac as well - he could be a quality starter when the time comes.
I agree, but doleac as "a quality starter"? Naah, he's a quality backup and spot starter.
nasteshia

Fort Bragg, NC

#5 Mar 18, 2007
so proud of haslem..... he is from dade county. to live that dream to play for your hometown on the pro level is amazing... do it up.. udonis.
Triple deuce

Portland, OR

#6 Mar 18, 2007
Balance... (-:
hotnuke

Corona, NY

#7 Mar 18, 2007
While DWADE DMAN on the Heat (the GO-TO GUY IN THE CLUTCH), and Shaq is the DIESEL that powers the entire team, Haslem has been for the past three seasons the HEART AND SOUL of the Heat.
hotnuke

Corona, NY

#8 Mar 18, 2007
Well, I've said it many a time, over many years. Pat Riley is one of the WORST IN-GAME COACHES in the HISTORY of the NBA. In fact, he is ABSOLUTELY overrated as a coach, PERIOD.

Down by 18 at the half to a bum Orlando Magic team. Why? Because this piece of shiite seems to have a love affair with that tippy-toed bum 'Toine. How that sack of crud can get 16 of the first 24 minutes while Udonis plays 6 is beyond me. And anyone replying please spare me the BS about Haslem playing in foul trouble. He picked up his third foul with like a half minute left in the half, and that's ONLY because he NEVER got into the flow of the game.

I swear I can't WAIT till Miami sends that friggin' BUM Walker packin'. Of course, that might not happen if he continues to give coach Riles the great blowjobs he's OBVIOUSLY giving him to get so much playing time.
hotnuke

Corona, NY

#9 Mar 18, 2007
Our ONLY hope is that the Miami Heat players can find a way to overcome Pat Riley's PATHETIC deficiencies as a coach and win the game, just as they did last year to win the title.

And yes, that's what I'm saying. The Heat won the title DESPITE having Pat Riley as their coach, not BECAUSE of it. Pat Riley is a bum as an in-game coach. As a President, he OBVIOUSLY makes great choices, bringing DWADE, Shaq, Udonis, Posey, and JWill here, and bringing EJ back shows that. But as a coach during the game, he's overmatched by nearly every coach in the league.
THE TRUTH

Hollywood, FL

#11 Mar 18, 2007
hotnuke wrote:
Well, I've said it many a time, over many years. Pat Riley is one of the WORST IN-GAME COACHES in the HISTORY of the NBA. In fact, he is ABSOLUTELY overrated as a coach, PERIOD.
Down by 18 at the half to a bum Orlando Magic team. Why? Because this piece of shiite seems to have a love affair with that tippy-toed bum 'Toine. How that sack of crud can get 16 of the first 24 minutes while Udonis plays 6 is beyond me. And anyone replying please spare me the BS about Haslem playing in foul trouble. He picked up his third foul with like a half minute left in the half, and that's ONLY because he NEVER got into the flow of the game.
I swear I can't WAIT till Miami sends that friggin' BUM Walker packin'. Of course, that might not happen if he continues to give coach Riles the great blowjobs he's OBVIOUSLY giving him to get so much playing time.
Wow pretty upset are you? Yes the Magic are playing at a more defensive end than they ever were before and tonight they earned it. I dont see the other teams down there tied with Orlando playing like this if it were a must need win. Miami has already won 9 in a row and 14 straight at home. Orlando is in one of those situations where this is a must win for them. Walker is doing his part give him some credit he is the one that lifted us the other night. Haslem is a great player who plays his heart out every night to lift this team higher and he is true. I like Haslem and I hope Miami always has him because he is a key player. Pat Riley on the other hand is a very decent coach I cant see why not. Stan Van Gundy was alright as well but I still find Pat a great coach.

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