I think Rondos comment was in reference to Dwayne Wade only, but rather than say his name he just said the Heat. And if I heard the comment right and if it was just about Wade than I absolutely agree. Theres a few plays per game it seems where Wade drives to the basket and doesnt make it. Rather than get back to play defense he stands there and jumps and yells at the referee for not getting his call. Its laughable for someone like me who wants them to lose, I can only imagine how infuriated I'd be if I wanted them to win, Id lose my mind if a Bulls player did this. Bitching to the refs a lot is bad enough but hes literally hurting his team by making them play 4 on 5 while he complains and I think thats what Rondo was talking about, when Rondo and the Celtics see him do that they immediately want to push to take advantage of having what should be an open shot.
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Good Job Lebron! I actually mean it, not being saracastic. You were left open at a crucial point of the game where your team desperately needed the points and you drilled it. Thats what you should be doing more and more often, obviously you wont be open all the time but cant blame the guy that the defense didnt bother to guard him. I wont even criticize the last play in regulation either, it was a terribly run play to begin with. Lebron ran into a triple team so he made the smart move passing... was kindve a shitty pass but mightve got tipped since Chalmers was stupid enough to run his man right into Lebron. Him fouling out I cant blame either cause that was a bad call. Watching the replay I thought it shouldve been a no call, but if you are going to call anything there thats a foul on Pietrus not James. He didnt do anything but post up and back down. Im not one of those people that says you cant make off the ball fouls in late games, a foul is a foul in my book no matter where in the game it is. That just wasnt a foul so shouldnt be called.
And I get Lebron fouled out but good lord how do you muster only 2 points in a 5 minute overtime. Thats pathetic Miami. You arent going to win versus anybody playing like that. Funny enough Boston scored a measly 4.
Both series are going at least 6 now, more than I thought and I gotta say Im still quite confident in both my picks (Spurs + Heat). If either of them somehow lose game 5 though then its some serious trouble and Id start to hit the panic button. As a fan of basketball I am quite pleased, I love me some competitive games.