View Full Version : TNT drops a double dime on the struggling Miami Heat (Starting Five)

01-28-2011, 12:43 PM
1. It’s been a long time since Reggie Miller lit up the Miami Heat in a fourth quarter. But there was the former Pacer, now a TNT basketball analyst, bombing away at the struggling shell of a super team during the late stages of Thursday’s loss to the New York Knicks.

“This is getting ridiculous,” Miller said at one point in the 93-88 loss. “You’re talking about winning a championship with these superstar-caliber players, and all we’re seeing is a lot of one-on-one basketball. … This is why everyone is questioning what is Miami going to do when the game is close? Where is the ball going to end up?”

Dwyane Wade made 14 of 22 shots from the field on a 34-point night as he returned from migraine problems with new amber-shaded goggles. But LeBron James (7 of 24) struggled badly for the most part and appeared out of sync with his teammates.

The Heat, by the way, is now 1-8 in games decided by five points or less.
That’s enough to give Erik Spoelstra a migraine of his own.

2. Fellow TNT analyst Steve Kerr was even harsher, repeatedly calling out the wild-shooting Heat as it lost for the fifth time in its last six outings (and the one win came at home over woeful Toronto).

“If they’re ever going to get to that level where they can win a title, they’re going to have to learn to trust each other,” Kerr said. “Get to the second and third option offensively, get some movement and get open looks. Everything is too difficult right now.”


01-28-2011, 12:45 PM
Reggie its one game. What has Reggie ever won anyway?

01-28-2011, 01:28 PM
Its not one game.....it has become a recurring theme. They're right. If this team wants to contend they're going to have to trust their teammates, trust the plays, and get away from this one on one nonsense.

01-28-2011, 03:13 PM
They are absolutley right. The ball rotation was horrible last night but to be fair, when they were passing it off the guys weren't hitting their shots. The whole team looked in unorganized and the way the Knicks were shooting last night, the Heat should've ripped out their hearts. Its a slump. Teams go through slumps all the time. Lebron didn't go to the post up and was facing the basket too much. There were times when Felton was guarding him and he didn't take advantage.

02-10-2011, 12:07 PM
Reggie its one game. What has Reggie ever won anyway?

Not that I care what Miller has to say but your logic is that he can't talk b/c he's never won a title?

02-10-2011, 06:28 PM
Reggie used to hit those 3's on NBA Live 96 all day for me . . . Ray Allen says hello as he passes your record tonight.

02-10-2011, 06:32 PM
No worries. The only way to gel as a team is through time and experience. Championships aren't built overnight.

02-10-2011, 07:07 PM
Lol. Meanwhile we're a half game out of first place in the East. If the Lakers beat Boston tonight we'll be knotted up at 38-14 and we got Detroit tomorrow.