Erik Spoelstra Rumors
Erik Spoelstra made it unmistakably clear he was furious with Whiteside, and his post-game comments suggested the Heat will not protest his Flagrant 2 (and automatic one-game suspension) with the NBA. “That’s something we’ll deal with with Hassan,” Spoelstra said. “We don’t condone that kind of play. We’ve been through this with him before. It’s a disappointing play. That’s not a basketball play.”
He added that they had minimal conversation about the play afterward. Spoelstra double checked at the scorer’s table that it was a Flagrant 2 and ordered Whiteside to the locker room. The Heat sent him home before post-game media access, so he did not answer questions about the altercation.
Ira Winderman: And from Hassan Whiteside on Erik Spoelstra, “I don’t know what our relationship is. Oh, we’re fine.”
Magic Johnson: I’m upset that people are labeling the best all around player in the game, LeBron James a “coach killer.” LeBron led his teams to 6 finals 2 titles & won 4 MVPs w/ those credentials there’s NO WAY he can accomplish that & be a “coach killer”. LeBron is probably the smartest player in the NBA with the highest basketball IQ, because of that he has opinions about winning basketball, which is something he knows a lot about! All the greats who are also the leaders of their teams have expressed their opinions in private & public and LeBron is no different. If you ran a poll of NBA coaches, I bet all of them would take LeBron on their team in a heartbeat! My advice to LeBron, is to be LeBron!