The Miami Heat are going through one of their roughest patches of the season as their losing streak was stretched to three games after losing to the Chicago Bulls on Sunday afternoon. After LeBron James scored 61-points in a win over the Charlotte Bobcats, it seemed like the Heat were poised to finish off the season strong.
James appears to be frustrated with his team’s play, but he is not going to blame himself for their bad play recently. Instead of taking part of the blame, James has only made excuses for himself in the midst of his team’s three-game losing streak. It started with the Heat’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs, where James blamed the sleeved jerseys all of the players wore for his less than spectacular performance. The jerseys could be the problem, but I believe it may be a mental lapse for James.
After the Heat’s loss to the Spurs, James’ excuses continued to spin out of control as he then directed the blame on the medically approved mask he wore to protect his broken nose. He ditched the mask in the first quarter of the Spurs loss, but his problems continued, making his excuses seem even more bogus. James claimed that the mask was uncomfortable, which ultimately affected his game in a negative way.
Without his mask and sleeveless, James would continue to struggle against the Bulls, scoring 17-points on 8-of-23 shooting in the loss. Sadly for James, his poor performance proved that the sleeved jerseys and the mask had nothing to do with the lackluster efforts prior to Sunday. James has been very vocal this season, but everything he has said seems to come back to bite him in the end. I hope that he has learned his lesson and will keep his mouth shut as the end of the season approaches.