It seems the Miami Heat may never live down coach Erik Spoelstra admitting that some of their players cried in the locker room following their home loss to the Chicago Bulls on March 6, but, according to Chris Bosh, crying is commonplace in the NBA.
Appearing on the Dan LeBatard Show on 790 the Ticket in Miami, as transcribed by Sports Radio Interviews, Bosh claimed, “Any player who says they havenâ€™t cried over basketball, theyâ€™re lying. … It’s emotions. That donâ€™t make you weak. It doesnâ€™t make you weak as a man or as a player. That just shows how bad you want to win. It really doesn’t matter at the end of the day.”
Bosh added that the loss to the Bulls was the low point of Miamiâ€™s recent struggles.
Another much-discussed storyline of the Heatâ€™s season has been their failure to convert big shots in clutch situations â€“ the team is a combined 1-for-16 with 10 seconds or less remaining in the fourth quarter or overtime with a chance to take the league or tie the game.
Bosh explained to LeBatard, “Weâ€™re still coming together as a team. Weâ€™re still trying to figure out what plays work better for us. Thereâ€™s not too many situations where youâ€™re going to be in the last 10 seconds and need a shot. … You canâ€™t practice that, you just have to experience that. … Everythingâ€™s a work in progress. I wish we could be 18-for-18, but thatâ€™s not the case.”