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Enemy Chatter: Rondo can run the offense in the dark

I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Miami.

"You can attribute that to the competition," Bosh said. "It's no mistake that they've had the success they've had. We have to keep that in mind, and one day we're going to have that same continuity."

Well, you have to give that to Bosh. He's right about the Celtics. Rajon Rondo looked like he could operate the offense in the dark. He's so aware of his teammates' spacing and can sniff out defensive weaknesses the instant they surface.

Bosh might ultimately be correct about the Heat. But that doesn't excuse what happened when Rondo drove for an uncontested dunk as Bosh stood and watched in the first half. Nor does it explain how Ray Allen was left outrageously open for a 3-pointer after he'd already made his first six attempts. The seventh, in the fourth quarter, sent fans to the exits.

"The things we had been doing well, we were kind of caught watching," Spoelstra said. "We're better than this."

Brian Windhorst – Heat Index

Yes, Rondo is a magnificent point guard who knows where all of his teammates are at the moment and where they will be in 5 seconds.

Without a guy like Rondo, the Heat will need an offensive game plan. Was anyone else shocked to hear that Erik Spoelstra is still mixing in plays? What the hell is he waiting for?

It's too easy to say the Heat left Ray Allen open. Do these writers watch Ray off the ball? The guy is constantly moving and weaving around screens. You don't get open by accident.

On Page 2, Heat fans are growing restless.

You can almost feel the tidal wave of disappointment and furor and scrutiny forming.

You can practically see an entire community of basketball fans hovering over the panic button ready to press.

You can actually see Dan Gilbert wringing his hands in diabolical pleasure.

This Heat team that wasn't supposed to lose two games in a row all year just lost three of four, including two in a row at home.

"No one said this was supposed to be easy,'' Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

Except, a lot of people said exactly that. Enough, that is, for a lot of us to believe it would be. Certainly a lot easier than it has been.

Miami Herald

Blame the media and ESPN for prematurely crowning the Heat. 

Excuse me while I laugh my ass off. Bahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Alex

    The media has really proven themselves to be a bunch of morons that don’t know what the hell they are talking about.
    OMG, Wade/Bosh/Lebron in one team! LOL! THEY GONNA RULE THE NBA!
    I will say that their talent is amazing, but you could have seen this coming. The egos, the horrible chemistry, they are still too young to understand how to play together.

  • So much ignorance surrounds “King” James, and people are only now starting to understand the fact that he screws up team chemistry. His whole life, he has been in offenses that revolve around only him, and obviously he is going to keep this mindset even alongside players like Bosh and D-Wade. He certainly ignored Antawn Jamison, Shaq, and Mo Williams when on the Cavs. Now that he’s essentially on the Miami Cavs, things are pretty much the same. Bosh is right that Rondo and the Celtics bring an element of team chemistry to the table that has overwhelmed the Heat twice in two meetings, but he is wrong in saying that they will come together as seamlessly as Boston did. Sorry Bosh, but there is a massive ego in the way of that dream of yours, and while LeBron can drop 30 points whenever he wants against the Celtics, he sure as hell has no clue how to beat them.

  • How about all those wired segments with Spolstra. Dude could be the most painful motivational speaker of all times.

  • john schaffer

    well it just proves the king needs a little “bit” of humilty and a coach that can set him on the bench when he screws up

  • JD

    ESPN should add a countdown clock for when Riley will take over.

  • Classless

    All I see was teeth and a boy’s regular haircut. I was de-motivated.