Despite having the best record in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat have been under the microscope lately and are coming off a disappointing 104-97 loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday. In fact, Monday’s game was so disappointing for the Heat, head coach Erik Spolestra made the decision to bench Dwyane Wade–but the star guard has made it clear he’s not upset with his head coach over the decision.
Miami has lost six of their last 10 games and while Wade is one of the three stars on this team along with LeBron James and Chris Bosh, he’s still human at the end of the day–which means there are going to be times of struggle from time to time. The best athletes will have off nights every once in a while and Wade has been in the league long enough to know the decision by Spoelstra wasn’t anything personal–only a tough decision that was made based off what was happening in the game.
At the time of his benching, it seemed like the game was already over considering Miami was down 19 points and the chance of a comeback seemed slim. With the best record in the Eastern Conference, there’s no question the Heat area going to be one of the top contenders to return to the NBA Finals for the third-straight season–so there’s no reason for anyone to try making a big deal about Wade being benched during Monday’s loss to the Jazz.
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