Wade's return fails to generate a spark

Wade's return fails to generate a spark

There are 16 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Feb 1, 2008, titled Wade's return fails to generate a spark. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The first-to-worst freefall has hit rock bottom. Less than two seasons removed from its 2006 NBA title, the Heat exited Friday's 94-85 loss to the visiting Nets as the league's worst team.

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Mike Honcho

Boca Raton, FL

#1 Feb 1, 2008
HIs first return this season failed to create a spark as well.

Who knew they would be racing to avoid last place in the league? Worst offense(wade scores 43 and they still lose. Worst defense(numerous teams have made over 10 three pointers in a single game this season).
Lou Vales

Anderson, SC

#2 Feb 1, 2008
Kaboom!!!!!!!! A Runahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone????? What are the tickets going for on Biscayne Blvd????? I know they aren't as depressed as condos in Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach, but they must be getting close.
win now

Mount Morris, MI

#3 Feb 1, 2008
nonsense. those are excuses. get rid of these heartless losers. all except wade, haslem and the injured mourning are without professionalism or guts.

he should have cleaned house to get in two star players. shaq should be sent packing at all costs. whatever it took, he should have done.
Lou Vales

Anderson, SC

#4 Feb 1, 2008
I'll say it again-------Kaboom!!!!!!!!!!
Franco

AOL

#5 Feb 2, 2008
Riley, you are using up D-Wade senselessly.

Maybe when he becomes permanently disabled, God-

forbid, it will be enough !

Trade and draft for next season. This one is a washout !
Global

Paris, France

#6 Feb 2, 2008
Riley's rotation patterns are crazy. He says he likes Wright then sits him. Has one player iwth offensive talent in Cook but sits him. Still puts Rickey Davis out there when it is obvious he should have , yes, kept Antionne Walker. Posey too. And he still has yet to get a quality point guard. Shaq is off and in decline, but the bigger problems are Riley's inability to get along with his players, his strategy, and his front office role. Time for him to move on.
Jim

Philippines

#7 Feb 2, 2008
Don't expect anymore victories, its quite obvious!
Dr Dredd

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Feb 2, 2008
GET RID OF THAT NERD TV ANNOUNCER>>>>KABOO M MY A*Z*E. YOU COULD PUKE FROM HIS GEEKY GARBAGE AND SING SONG TONE
alex

Miami Beach, FL

#9 Feb 2, 2008
Riley. you have 19 days left. Do it...
Johnston

Spartanburg, SC

#10 Feb 2, 2008
Dr Dredd wrote:
GET RID OF THAT NERD TV ANNOUNCER>>>>KABOO M MY A*Z*E. YOU COULD PUKE FROM HIS GEEKY GARBAGE AND SING SONG TONE
Yeah, I find him to be too excited and overly loud. Really excited. When I watch a Heat game, and it isin't frequently, I do so without the sound.
heat 305

Miami, FL

#11 Feb 2, 2008
This is so sad, at least the Knicks are seemingly giving an honest effort out there. Poor business managment from Riles, Shaq could give a crap and Wade is wasting away...all seemed to be going well for Chi when young MJ was doing his thing in 80's then they were terrible when MJ got hurt and they proceeded to out smart Sea and pick up Scottie. Get it, Wade needs his "Scottie" and we need to re-tool this team with not just talent but young actual talent.
RickyBlaque

Hollywood, FL

#12 Feb 2, 2008
Thanks Pat Riley, you have just helped another Championship caliber team benefit from the Shaq trade which keeps paying off. My bad, wrong team, you're building the team you played for and won championsips with, the Lakers, not the Heat. Thanks to you and Shaq, that trade is the gift that keeps on giving. The Lakers just picked up Pau Gasol for Kwame Brown. If you had never traded Caron Butler, maybe you could have had Gasol for yourself and not the Lakers. This is what's so tough to take about that Shaq trade. We're stagnated and weighed under by Shaq's disasterous contract while the young, talented and experienced Lakers are once more becoming the team to beat and our Heat are just getting beat. Thanks.
nole2010

Tallahassee, FL

#13 Feb 2, 2008
rickyblaque and anyone who complains are so ungrateful...that trade wuz to win a championship and we did!! im tired of the whining..we knew the consequences of that trade..instant title contenders when shaq arrived and now struggling b/c shaq is over the hill now...now riley has to rebuild which he does so well so shut up and get ready for us to be in the hunt if not next season then the season after that
John _T

Danbury, CT

#14 Feb 2, 2008
I disagree that the problem is Shaq and his contract. I see the problem as the two top players having an inside game, Shaq posting and D Wade slashing, and number three, Udonis, has a 15 foot-in game. This team needs the outside shooters that they once had, Posey and Kapono, to free up the inside game. Ricky Davis didn't cut it the first time, and he isn't cutting it now. As for J Will, I only hope his shooting percentage reaches 20 by seasons' end.
RickyBlaque

Hialeah, FL

#15 Feb 2, 2008
nole2010 wrote:
rickyblaque and anyone who complains are so ungrateful...that trade wuz to win a championship and we did!! im tired of the whining..we knew the consequences of that trade..instant title contenders when shaq arrived and now struggling b/c shaq is over the hill now...now riley has to rebuild which he does so well so shut up and get ready for us to be in the hunt if not next season then the season after that
I for one think that if we had ketpt Butler and Odum and just added pieces, we still could have made it out of the East. My main point is Mitch Kupchak brought the lakers back in the post Shaq era by being patient and smart. Riley has been impatient and has made personnel moves that even says were flawed. The Championship was a Phyrric victory. We still could gotten one by being smart. We are bottom feeders now and I don't like it.
BLaCKBeaRD

West Palm Beach, FL

#16 Feb 2, 2008
Why are you telling us about players we were thinking about trading for but didn't? who cares...Tell me something we've done productive lately...oh wait, you can't because there hasn't been anything.

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