The Pistons beat The Heat 82 -73 holding Dwayne Wade to a season low 13 and making it 16 straight wins at The Palace. Now usually I would give a few stats and tell you that Rip shut down Dwayne and Chauncey was yet again Mr. Big Shot putting up 24 with 10 assists and 5 rebounds, but instead I will give you my Miami Heat Rant!
I respect the Heat, they are a good team. Shaq is one of the best the NBA has seen, but when will he ever be humbled and give credit where credit is due. This is his post game quote from last nights loss to the Pistons, “We played pretty well, but we had a letdown in the last five or six minutes,” O’Neal said. “It wasn’t really anything they did – we just made a lot of mistakes and they capitalized.” Maybe Shaq was still hampered by his “thumb,” it was so bad that he had to sit out the Heat – Timberwolves game. We here in Detroit think he sat out the game so he would be fresh to play the Pistons.
I used to like Dwayne Wade, I think he is a great player but he has too much attitude for his own good. I liked the humble Wade, the Dwayne that played hard, took his hits, got his points, and led his team to victory without showboating. I hate players with an attitude, they get under my skin. I don’t need to see a hand gesture every time they score, or a little dance when they make a circus shot or when they point and smirk after a dunk. I was happy that Dwayne was held to only 13, so I didn’t have to see “The Dwayne Wade Show.” It’s one thing to celebrate but to me Dwayne has lost his charm, he’s a great player no mistaking it but his likeability with anyone other than Heat fans is starting to fade. It’s one thing when your good and you know it but it’s annoying when your good and you make sure everyone knows it.