The Miami Heat were called a bunch of frontrunners after their 94-90 Game 5 loss to the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night, and after pulling crap like they did following the game, itâ€™s hard to disagree.
BothÂ LeBron JamesÂ andÂ Dwyane WadeÂ â€” the teamâ€™s leaders and biggest stars â€” did not go to the podium to speak with the media after the game. Instead, coach Erik Spoelstra was sent to the media wolves, and Chris Bosh was left as the reportersâ€™ scraps.
Yup, James and Wade decided the guy who had just returned after missing nine games should represent the club after one of its biggest losses of the season. At least the oft-mocked Bosh stood front and center to take questions from the media; Wade and James couldnâ€™t even manage that.
Apparently James and Wade decided their wacky outfits and dopey pants and accessories donâ€™t look so cute after a loss. Apparently they decided they didnâ€™t want to face the massive firing squad, and instead answered questions in the locker room, where thereâ€™s far fewer media members.
And then, of course, we get teased by ESPNâ€™s Brian Windhorst, with this tweet:
Thereâ€™s some reasons why I wonâ€™t get into but Wade & James not going to podium after last 2 losses is not a good look.
â€” Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN)Â June 6, 2012
Whatever the heck that means. They would need a really, really good excuse to have ducked out, and I hope they donâ€™t think that answering questions in the locker room is the same thing as going to the podium.
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