All Talk on the Miami Heat January 25, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, NBA, Sports.
The Miami Heat are by far the worst team in the NBA. On Thursday, they lost their 15th straight game, losing to the San Antonio Spurs 89-90. With a losing streak that began on December 22nd, I only see things getting worse for the Heat.
I’ve always been a fan of Shaq, and I never thought I would see the day that he wasn’t dominating, but it looks like that day has arrived. I went to a game last month when the Heat were playing the Golden State Warriors, and Shaq barely played! He’s out now with a leg and hip injury, but as a fan, I hope he comes back strong and in shape.
To make matters worse, the Heat have a horrible supporting cast. You know you’re in trouble, when your fans wish Antoine Walker was back on the team. They lost Alonzo Mourning to an horrific knee injury, and he was arguably their best defender. Beside Wade and Shaq, Ricky Davis is their next scoring threat, which presents a problem within itself. With Jason Williams as their starting point guard, Wade often has to play both the point and shooting guard. They acquired Smush Parker, but apparently he’s not even allowed near the team facility.
I have to give credit to Dwayne Wade. You can tell that he isn’t at full strength, but he leaves it all on the floor. My only concern is his health. Other than Allen Iverson, I can’t think of another guy who takes more of a pounding every night. A few weeks ago, Pat Riley gave hints that Wade is hurting more than people think. The Heat can’t rely on an injury riddled Wade to carry the entire team on his back, although he has most of the season. Wade needs help quick or his career is going to be cut short.
It’s a wrap for the Heat this season. I was never a really big fan, but I can’t help to be dissapointed at a team that won the NBA championship two years ago. Hopefully, next season they can rebuild the team and become contenders again, because that flame on the logo has been put out by the rest of the league this season.