Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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The Media Hit the Panic Button

So what if we lost Game 2? Why is the media killing us and dismantling our team? The panic button is on and talks about trading Dwyane Wade for Dwight Howard have come up. Really? We lose one game of a 7 game series and everyone is begging for change.

LeBron James is not to be blamed for this Game 2 loss for missing two free throws. Yes, they were crucial points, but the media loves to dice up the stats to show how bad LeBron is with the game on the line. Pay attention to the fine print, it’s something like this. “LeBron James shoots terribly when there’s one minute left in the game, there’s a full-moon, and there are two pigs on the floor playing black-jack.” The Miami Heat would not have had a chance to win the game if it wasn’t for LeBron. Here are his stats for Game 2: 28 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 6 steals. You decide whether he is to blame.

And for a little perspective, have a look at this comparison.

OK, so what happens if Bosh doesn’t return for the rest of the playoffs? The Heat get past the Pacers in 6 games. They may struggle against Boston, but should manage to pull off an Eastern Conference Championship against that aging team. The real concern shows up in the Finals. We need Bosh in the Finals. We could potentially be facing a determined San Antonio Spurs, an extremely quick and accurate OKC Thunder, or Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. Any of those three match-ups create a concern for us Heat fans. No Bosh – No championship? Not exactly, but someone from our bench needs to step up.

9 Comments

  1. Matt May 17, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Exactly. Personally, I am truly tired of this type of media sensationalism. Let them play out the series, if they lose, then bash. Wait, I forgot, these media peeps are always right and NEVER get anything wrong.

  2. Maikel May 17, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Heat should win this in 5 or 6 depending on the role players stepping up. I think the saw the way the had to play in the last game, and let’s not forget that we were a couple of free throws or a lay up away from victory. They’ll be fine as long as the role players step up.

  3. Brenda May 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Its a seven game series, and anything can happened..The best two players on the court @ anytime is LeBron and Wade.The other players will have to step up so that the Heat gets pass Indiana. This will give time for Bosh to get back on the court in time to face Boston and then move on to NBA Championship…We will move on to the next round……..

  4. Jenny Martinez May 17, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I cant wait to watch lebron singlehandedly win this game and ppl to criticize him for not scoring 3,000 points

  5. Dale Leavitt May 18, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Was funny to see all the are we in trouble articles, online. Lebron will step up once again and show all why he is mvp. Go Heat!!!!!!!!

  6. Marjorie Calvert May 18, 2012 at 2:33 am

    I know Miami will get it together. Maybe the underdog role will suit this team. LETS GO HEAT! They will tie things up on Tuesday.

  7. Marjorie Calvert May 18, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Tie things up on Sunday, take the lead on Tuesday 🙂

  8. Scott Brasner May 18, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Heat in 7. On a mission and home court in game 7 will prove to be the diffetence

  9. Sara May 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I don’t understand why Lebron has to be constantly compared to other people. He is a different person, playing under different circumstances in a different decade. People are looking for reasons to overanalyze everything. Just enjoy the sport.

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