Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen had an opinion about Miami Heat star Dwyane Wadeâ€™s confrontation with coach Erik Spoelstra during Thursdayâ€™s loss to the Indiana Pacers. Â Read more after the jump.
Guillen said Wadeâ€™s behavior would lead to a fight if Guillen were in charge.
â€œI will kick his (expletive),â€ Guillen said on Friday, according to ESPN.com. â€œWell, I wonâ€™t say Iâ€™ll kick his (expletive). Theyâ€™ll kick my (expletive) because theyâ€™re bigger than me, and Iâ€™m older. But I will take my chances. Some people have to understand our job.â€
Guillen had recently said he would be less outspoken after his five-game suspension for controversial remarks he made about Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in April.
While Spoelstra said confrontations like the one involving Wade on Thursday are commonplace during games and practices, Guillen said he would not let a player get away with such behavior.
â€œThatâ€™s disrespectful,â€ Guillen said. â€œWhy heâ€™s saying it, when he said it, thatâ€™s none of my business. But the player come out and say something (like that to me), he will guarantee a fight.â€
In the game three loss, Wade was scoreless in the first half and finished with only five points. During a third-quarter timeout, Wade came face to face with Spoelstra and had to be restrained.
â€œYou know how many players I take out of the game and they go in the back and talk crap about me?â€ Guillen said. â€œI donâ€™t care because Iâ€™m going to talk crap about them. If I take you out of the game itâ€™s for a reason. You think I want to take you out of the game? You think I want to pinch-hit for you? I pinch-hit for you because you suck. Thereâ€™s somebody else I thought was better than you.â€