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Dude, when you are playing without your best two bench players, Haslem and Miller, this happens vs. a good team, especially with a 1-18 shooting night from Bosh and we only lose by 4 on the road. That's why this is just the regular season. Chill and may Haslem get well just in time for the playoffs.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2011 on Ummm.... Hmmm at Heat Check
Michael Beasely is the Heat equivalent of the Dolphins' Tedd Ginn Jr. He has been coveted as a high riser for too long and has fallen so miserably that you can't even get a ham sandwich in return for him now when a few months ago you could have gotten a very good PF for him. Now all the teams know he sucks bad and he will be traded for a fifth round pick similar to Ginn's sorry ass. But then again Riley, keep him, he's sure to come around next year. I mean he's improved so much.
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2010 on Game 2 Breakdown: Celtics 106, Heat 77 at Heat Check
Just my opinion and I am a Heat/Wade fan, but man Wade is such a flippin diva. This whole lobbying effort is so damn annoying. Who runs this organization. It does not appear to be Pat Riley and D-Wade's ego is really turning me off. Yes I want the Heat to win and I know that Wade can't do it himself, but man, this is terrible. The Heat are not gonna be a contender with just Odom anyway. Make no moves this year, hope to make the playoffs and then make massive movements next year and if Wade gets grumpy, trade his ass.
I want to see Beasley thug some punk out after they shove Wade hard to the floor. Oh wait, he's a sissy. How bout that stat "King Riley?"
I believe there are some unpublished subtle barbs at pretty boy Wade's lobbying somewhere in those comments by Riley. Keep wearing the pants Pat. Good job.
Riley just after the season ended: "Haslem is not the kind of player you look to trade." If Haslem gets traded I hope he burns the building down on his way out and blackmails Riley for the money he turned down so Miami could make acquisitions. I also then hope that Miami goes into a decade long slump against the Knicks again. Boozer is not an upgrade, The problem is not at forward. It's at center and every one of your all's rotations have J.O. as some sort of miracle worker inside. Pleeeezzzz!!!
Speculation articles are trash and nothing but a way for beat writers to meet their assignment deadline like this one. What is gonna happen is that the Heat will do nothing until after the All-Star break, hope J.O. performs well and trade his ass for something perhaps worthwhile in the future. Same with Sleazy. I think Wade was subtly saying get the hell rid of Beasley while you can get something for him.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2009 on Is A-I The (Heat's) Answer? at Heat Check
Resign Smush Parker already!!!
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2009 on Heat's In-House Approach at Heat Check
we are nothing without a center. No way Jermaine can do it.
Toggle Commented May 18, 2009 on The Key(s) to Perspective at Heat Check
holla. I am honestly rooting for Beasley to get better as well.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2009 on The Key(s) to Perspective at Heat Check
Shawn, point taken. I do lampoon Beasley undeservedly a lot because of the goons on here, not just to put Haslem above him, but because the points that some people post are just so ridiculous. However, I do not see Beasely being a big factor in the NBA at this point. That however is just like my opinion and as they say about opinions, they are like a$$holes, everyone's got one.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2009 on The Key(s) to Perspective at Heat Check
You guys are all morons. Haslem is not on the fuc&ing team to score 20 pts. He knows it, the coaches know it, the rest of the team knows it, why don't you fools? You cannot try to compare Haslem and Beasley talentwise. They have vastly different talents and are vastley better than or weaker than the other in those talents. I go back to a point that I've made 18 million times. The only reason this whole Haslem vs. Beasely conversation exists is because we don't have a fuc&ing center. Haslem is not a true center and never has been and for damn sure O'Neal isn't much of one either. The only conversation that can be spoken about Beasley and Haslem is intangibles, not talent. It is highly obvious that Beasely is more talented than Haslem, however it is also highly obvious that he is a terrible decision-maker. I understand that Beasely is a rookie and will only improve, but until he can play defense he will not be a starting PF on any team. You will see him move to SF next season and start with Haslem at PF and perhaps take over the starting PF role as the sesason progresses if he can show improvement. You all don't know crap about basketball. I don't just root for Haslem because I went to UF, I root for him because he has intagibles and I don't think he'd be a co-captain with Wade if he wasn't an asset to the team. And about ego, somebody tell me how someone with such a big ego opted to take A LOT less money when he resigned with the Heat so there would be money to give to Wade, free agents, etc... to make the team better. He would have been acquired by another team for a lot more money coming off of a title year than what he ended up taking from the Heat to stay in Miami because he has a passion for you fuc&ing idiots. You guys must all be from out of town, cuz U.D. is 100% Miami. Are you guys Knicks and Yankees fans?
Toggle Commented May 13, 2009 on The Key(s) to Perspective at Heat Check
I'm not making Haslem into anything more than what he is. A guy who went undrafted, played overseas for a year, made the Heat practice squad, made the starting roster, took less money to stay in Miami so the team could land better players, covered the likes of Dirk, etc... enroute to an NBA title and is the one of the biggest hustlers in the NBA. I think Pat Riley agrees with me when he said "Haslem is not the type of guy you look to trade." I appreciate what Haslem brings to the table as a player, none of which Beasley contributes.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2009 on The Key(s) to Perspective at Heat Check
I omitted the word "never" in the first sentence of my second paragraph. It should read: He will NEVER have the raw passion and hardness that it takes to be dominant.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2009 on The Key(s) to Perspective at Heat Check
Yes, Michael Beasley will be an all-star ---In next years sophomore vs. rookie game. The only way Beasley makes the real all-star game is if he plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the other starting five are Dorell Wright, Dorell Wright, Dorell Wright and Dorell Wright. He will have the raw passion and hardness that it takes to be dominant. He will always be too tentative to be great and too soft to play defense against a real all-star. It's a good thing Vlade Divac doesn't play anymore cuz then we'd have to watch Beasley get the Vlade Divac Spank Pattle.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2009 on The Key(s) to Perspective at Heat Check
The grades are spot-on. The only players that got a B, minus Magloire due age, are the only ones worth a damn on the team. Wade Haslem Beasley Chalmers All others can easily be replaced by your grandmother.
Toggle Commented May 8, 2009 on Final Grades Are In at Heat Check
firespo all future comments on player's talents shall be ignored by you saying that Jamaal Magloire would have been a better presence than U.D. who got like 6 offensive rebounds. Man idiots everywhere.
Toggle Commented May 5, 2009 on Where To From Here? Here. at Heat Check
14 pts. and 13 boards on the road in Game 7 is mediocre. Shut your ignorant pie hole.
Toggle Commented May 5, 2009 on Where To From Here? Here. at Heat Check
This is why I get so irate on here in the Haslem vs. Beasley debate. JUST CUZ THEY ARE BOTH PFs DOESN'T MEAN THEY ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE THE SAME RESULTS!!! Haslem is not on the team to score. Look at his shot attempt numbers vs. Beasley. Beasley is on this team to score. He is much more athletic and can put the ball on the court and drive. Udonis is just a pull up shooter from the exact point where he gets the ball. Udonis is a hustler. Beasley so far is not. I am well aware that Beasley is just a rookie and will get better. The only way that Beasley takes Haslem's PF starting position is when he becomes both a reliable shooter and improves on defense. The Beasley/Haslem debate is really only fueled because we have no Center and neither Beasley nor Haslem can fill that position. They tried it with Haslem for a while, but that didn't work. Beasley and Haslem are apples and oranges. Could MIA trade Beasley. Of course. Will they? Who knows. Sometimes you sell high, although it is obvious that Beasley has his flaws, but he obviously has a lot of upside. In my opinion Beasley will never be a dominant force in the league. Just cuz you are drafted 2nd overall doesn't mean you are going to be successful. I am very proud of the Heat for their tremendous turnaround and I applaud Spo for that. The problem with the team is depth. When you look at the roster you really only have two players who are quality. Wade and Haslem. Chalmers will be a good PG. Beasley might work out. From there, there is nothing. Absolutely nothing. Again I applaud the team and coaching staff for the season and only harp on Beasley because he frustrates me. I obviously wish the guy well. L8r Heat fans.
I only get on Beasley's case cuz of the morons on here who say he should be starting over U.D. at this point. However I am beginning to think that Beasley will never be a defensive factor and will thus always have to be handcuffed by someone.
All you Beasely lovers can kiss Haslem's black a$$!!!
The Heat will win today because Haslem will kill the Hawks with his eyes. Beasely needs to shoot a higher percentage and the Heat will not crowd the paint so Wade will be able to penetrate. C'mon Guys!!!
Toggle Commented May 3, 2009 on Miami Wins Game 7 If ... at Heat Check
Haslem needs to step up. I laughed at that one. When will you guys realize that this is simply a mediocre team that isn't going anywhere this year. I love em and I hope they prove me wrong, but I'm realistic. They might get past ATL but if you think this roster will get past CLE, you guys are ill. The Heat will not return to being a good team for another few years.
Toggle Commented May 1, 2009 on Sounds Like Fightin' Words at Heat Check