We all know that Miami Marlins’ manager Ozzie Guillen isn’t shy about expressing his feelings. And when it comes to his new hometown basketball team, the Miami Heat, Ozzie Guillen holds no punches when criticizing Dwyane Wade and Erik Spoelstra.
There is no debating whether or not Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is having a tough series against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. Dwayne Wade had his worst playoff game ever in Game 3, scoring only five points in 37 minutes of play. But outside of playing absolutely terrible, he also got into a little tiff with head coach Erik Spoelstra that I’m sure we have all seen by now. That tiff is exactly what has Ozzie Guillen so riled up. When Ozzie Guillen was with reporters, he had this to say about Dwyane Wade:
“I will kick his ass. Well, I won’t say I’ll kick his ass. They’ll kick my ass because they’re bigger than me, and I’m older. But I will take my chances. Some people have to understand our job.”
I actually agree with Ozzie Guillen. The reason why the Miami Heat have zero leadership is because the inmates are running the asyleum. No matter how good Erik Spoelstra is at Xs and Os, it doesn’t make up for the fact the players don’t respect him whatsoever. Here’s what else Ozzie Guillen said about the altercation
“That’s disrespectful. Why he’s saying it, when he said it, that’s none of my business. But the player come out and say something [like that to me], he will guarantee a fight.”
But Ozzie Guillen saved the best for last. Although I disagree with the man a lot, he hits the nail on the head right here:
“I don’t care because I’m going to talk crap about them. If I take you out of the game it’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. There’s somebody else I thought was better than you.”
The Miami Heat take on the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 on Sunday, which will be a true test of character.
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