While Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra‘s insistence his players were sobbing uncontrollably after Sunday’s loss to Chicago was met with considerable ridicule in many quarters, the New York Post’s Peter Vecsey suggests in all seriousness, “I can’t think of an easier way for a disciple of Pat Riley to lose his job/team than to spill his guts to reporters about what happened in the privacy of the locker room.” Ignoring, of course, the possibility Spolestra genuinely believed he was casting his universally-despised charges in a favorable light.
Come on, son; it’s not as if Spoelstra was on the spot. I don’t recall anyone asking the question, “Was that a player-sobbing loss?”
Surely it would’ve sufficed to say his players were upset, angry and discouraged.
If not, being fed the company line, “That is what’s so great about the NBA. We’ve got another game tomorrow so we’ve got to look ahead (Lakers are in South Beach Thursday) instead of dwelling on the past” is always meaty enough my need-to-know appetite.
What’s Spoelstra liable to tattle about next, a fist fight that took place behind closed doors? A Darryl Dawkins-like attack on a defenseless commode? A pass made in the shower?
Didn’t Spoelstra read Phil Jackson’s book? Why give up inside info for free? Apparently he doesn’t realize how much money can be made authoring a tell-all.