Heat stays close, but falls in end

Heat stays close, but falls in end

There are 23 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Dec 3, 2007, titled Heat stays close, but falls in end. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

From Dwyane Wade's weak left knee, to Jason Williams' sore right foot, to the aging bodies of Shaquille O'Neal and Alonzo Mourning, the Heat hardly seems equipped to keep pace with the high-scoring Jazz.

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#1 Dec 3, 2007
Everybody should accept it, the HEAT are done!

Tel Aviv, Israel

#2 Dec 3, 2007
looking better while losing is still losing. anything else is self-delusion.

Tel Aviv, Israel

#3 Dec 3, 2007
the heat are not done. they never started.

Quezon, Philippines

#4 Dec 4, 2007
4-13 = 17 games

not finished yet.

but if the heat not target the .50 mark late january then Goodbye, Lottery for them..


#5 Dec 4, 2007
I have to agree with the post here. The Heat are done stick a fork in them. It's time to start looking at next years draft.
Riley is an idiot

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#6 Dec 4, 2007
The draft can't save the Heat. You need to start building around Wade before his contract is up in a few years. Staying status quo with an overpaid and pretty much useless Shaq is a huge problem. No other team will take his contract and he is going to get slower and slower. Better start looking years down the road instead of next season.
The People of Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Dec 4, 2007
This is getting worst, if the team don't react today, bye bye season, sponsors,REVENUES. Pat can trade all in on package and stay with Ricky Davis and the Rookie Cook.

Miami, FL

#8 Dec 4, 2007
Hey guys , it still too early.they heat have not played 20 games yet.The reason the team started slow like that blame pat riley.During the offseason Pat did not make any move at all, he knows Dwayne was going to be out for at least 10 games , Shaq getting older and slower,So therefore blame pat riley, just be realistic. Losing Posey was a huge mistake, He is a Perimeter defender and he can shoot wide open 3. The solution now for the Heat they need a consistent Point guard and Perimeter Defender.Last night, Wade was the scorer and the distributor at the same time, at the end of course it is going to tired , the guy just came out of a knee surgery. dont blame him,blame pat, he is responsible for heat agony now. They need to make trade now because jwill is not consistent as a PG and They need a Perimeter defender , Artest will be a good fit.

Bagong Kalsada, Philippines

#9 Dec 4, 2007
At least, they go over a hundred points and Wade's health is improving.

Life is like a box of chocolate. You'll never know what you gonna get.
James from Indianapolis

Fremont, CA

#10 Dec 4, 2007
Free Throws are killing the team. That's at least 3 games that have come down to free throws. Nobody but Ricky Davis is making them consistently. Cook is hooping, Wade is getter better (minus) the free throws and Shaq is holding his own when he's not in foul trouble. At times the team is coming down just firing shots and there is nobody underneath for the boards. Penny has to contribute more on the offensive end or else he needs to sit in favor of inconsistent Dorrell. Each nite you just don't know what you're going to out the Heat, but that's been like that for about 3 years now, even in the championship season.

New York, NY

#11 Dec 4, 2007
The Heat don't know what they're doing. Second straight game Penny doesn't score a point. Why in this world is he starting? The only person alive today who would start him is Riley. Let's do an 0-6 roadtrip by playing with artifacts. What is he saving Dorell for? No wonder his game is screwed up. Ditto for this team.
nba analyst

Mansfield, OH

#12 Dec 4, 2007
What the heck do you expect when Chris Quinn is unceremoniously benched? I suppose it was his fault they are in a massive slump. Right.
chango-ochumeleg ua-yemaya

San Antonio, TX

#13 Dec 4, 2007
done, done, done!!!

Highland, NY

#14 Dec 4, 2007
I may as well be the one to say the unpopular.

The season is lost and all but over. What remains to watch is the team fall apart after the next ten or so losses in 10 to 15 games. Wade, of all the things he is, is not a very good loser. I can recall the championship season when he and the team struggled early in the season and he nearly threw his mouthpiece at the ref as the frustration mounted. He can appear like a spoiled little brat at times. That got swept under as they won the next few games, but that is not going to happen this year. WHy bring that up?

The second best player on the team right now is Cook and Wade knows it. What we should have seen by now, AND HAVE NOT, is see Wade step up and say he'll play where he is most needed if it will help the team win, and that is at the point gaurd position. That is what LEADERS do.

Haslem as a team captain is a joke. I like the him as a person and player, but what he contributes is not working with this current lineup. And not for nothing, but what happen to the dunks he used to get even before Shaq was here. I can't stand to watch this guy brick 7 to 8 twelve foot shots a game. No wonder power forwards go off on the Heat, they certainly don't have to play a lick of defense on him. I will say it here, we should have traded him while his stock was high. If he is the reason we did not pull the trigger on Artest, then it was a bad decision. At this point, I don't even care about his other contributions. With his liabilities offensively, he needs to be a monster on defense, and truth is he isn't a monster and never will be. He had a great finals series against Dirk, I applaude it, but that is and will be the high point of his career.

Too much is being made of Shaq, and I really do not see where this is about him. Our perimeter defense is what hasplaged his fould situation, albeit he has had some bonehead fouls, but it is the way the team has been built and it is currently being coached. RIley is not getting the most out of a single player this year. I have to belive with all Dorrell's faults, he would be perfomring better elsewhere. Well, we will likely get to see that next year, unless Bill Belicheck sees some way for him to contribute to a Superbowl. That would be something.

At bottom, look for Wade to step up or "stand pat".
trader jack

New York, NY

#15 Dec 4, 2007
There you go Riles...Billy King is out as Sixers GM. Wake up from your West Coast nap and go get Miller & Korver while dumping your junk. Sixers will be dealing.

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Dec 4, 2007
We need a good trade here.Bring someone that really wants to win and can help Wade and Davis.A solid point and solid 3.
What I know

Lake Worth, FL

#17 Dec 4, 2007
Why all the crying? I thought it was great seeing Ronnie Brewer take the alley-oop over Mourning, and Mourning felt he was being taunted. What a baby! Get up and down the floor, use what's left of your skills and beg Riley to start you over the Diesel since he doesn't seem to fill up his tank with the right kind of fuel.


#18 Dec 4, 2007
williams46 wrote:
At least, they go over a hundred points and Wade's health is improving.
Life is like a box of chocolate. You'll never know what you gonna get.
At this point you cannot compare the NBA or any sport to a box of chocolates. Try to understand and discern clearly what Forrest Gump meant. You cannot just pick up any quote and apply it to any way of living. Be more discerning!
Red Bull Barako


#19 Dec 4, 2007
williams46 wrote:
At least, they go over a hundred points and Wade's health is improving.
Life is like a box of chocolate. You'll never know what you gonna get.
You keep on relying on wade but basketball is a team sports remember that!


#20 Dec 4, 2007
NBA cannot be compared to a box of chocolates, why? An NBA team dictates their destiny while you still have to open the box of chocolates and select which point in life you are destined to. For the Heat, life is like a boilin pot, they are in hot water. Gets?

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