Miami Heat Crying Controversy: Erik Spoelstra Needs to Shut His Damn Mouth
"This is painful for every single one of us going through this," Spoelstra said at the post-game presser. "There are couple of guys crying right now in the locker room. It's not a matter of want. It's a matter of doing."
Chris Joseph touched on this in the morning, but things have only gotten worse. A search for "Heat Cry" on Google news now brings up 1384 articles. The line has become a lazy headline writers dream:
- New York Times: "Pass the Heat a Tissue"
- Reuters: "Tears for the Heat after another crunch-time failure"
- Sun Sentinel: "No Crying in Basketball"
- Chicago Tribune: "Something else Heat can cry about: Rose is better MVP choice than LeChoking James" [Side note: Someone who thinks "LeChoking" is funny still has a job at a major newspaper.]
- Content farm sites like SBNation and Bleacher Report now have so many articles on the issue that there's too many to link.
Now comes news that Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony were laughing at the reported tears. We doubt they're the only players in the league giggling.
Spoelstra's comments come just a few days after some in the peanut gallery were laughing over the prospect that Chris Bosh may or may not have shed a tear after a loss to the Magic.
We know Spoelstra was just trying to illustrate how much his player's have their heart in this game, but there are two very important rules in sports:
- There is no crying in sports.
- If you see a team member crying, you take that secret to your grave.
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