"I love Philly, but ain't gonna be no breaking news here in Philly. I've loved it. Each day that he's been back, I've just been trying to enjoy it". In the first quarter, Simmons went up for a layup and got undercut by Josh Richardson, which sent him tumbling to the ground. "So we'll figure it out". All of these frustrations reached a boiling point as the regular season came to a close when he called it "bullsh*t" that the Heat go small against teams that lack size.
Hassan Whiteside is not happy with the Heat right now after he was relegated to playing 15.5 minutes per game during Miami's first round series loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. "When you have great individual players, it doesn't matter how old they are, they can do some special things". He said he wanted to wait until Wade made his decision before he discussed his thoughts.
"If we're going to split the money", he grinned.
"It (winning a championship) definitely can happen right away when you have the right group around, certain individuals", he told reporters in Philadelphia after Tuesday's game. "That's the only way we're going to do- package it, we'll crunch that money down the middle".
"It's not every time when you play pick-and-roll that you get a Simmons on you, or you get Ilyasova, Saric".
Haslem said he had not approached the season as if it would be his last, but said he has paused to take stock. After enduring a series of injuries in the next few years, he led the league in scoring in the 2008-2009 season and played a key role in helping Miami become top playoff competitors again. "It just gradually comes with the territory, comes with the job".
"Fresh off this National Basketball Association season, my fifteenth year, I sit back and think about that" Wade stated in a postgame press conference about the prospect of retiring. "I'm sorry. I appreciate [the concern], but let me worry about that later", Wade said. It's time to part ways, it just may not be that simple to do.
Heat forward James Johnson said there was no need for his respect for the 76ers to grow during the series - since it already was in place. I said that at that time because it's true. They won the final two games against the Heat despite making just 7 of 31 and 7 of 28 of their three-point attempts, a large component of their offensive arsenal. I believe in them guys.