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Heat says they’re done talking about last year’s Finals disaster.

Jun 16, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

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You have to live with your past mistakes in the NBA, more so than most people in a normal life.   Your faults and misfortunes are broadcast to millions of people, over and over again, dissected in print, television, podcasts, and bar conversations for year. Things which happened in seconds become the source of constant questions. The Heat face that kind of scrutiny after putting up the big talk in 2010 and failing to deliver in their first Finals appearance as “the big three” last year.

A lot of the conversation this year has followed how this Heat team is the same, and different, from last year’s Finals squad. How the experience is similar and different. How the players are similar and different. How the narrative is the same, always, and repeating.

The Heat, well, they’re kind of done with it.

From our own Ira Winderman, via the bane of my existence,

Erik Spoelstra, on if LeBron James, has changed from last year’s Finals, “We’re done with last year and analyzing last year’s Finals.”

via Ira Winderman’s post on NBA Finals | Latest updates on Sulia.

Yeah, something tells me Spoelstra and the Heat are going to get asked about that stuff at least once more, and that it’s going to keep coming in waves. Something also tells me if they win the NBA Finals, he won’t mind talking about last year so much. Funny how that works.

You can’t escape your past, you can only try and live with it.

  1. hscribner - Jun 16, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    I’m not the biggest Heat fan. In fact, the Heat have pretty much every player I’ve grown to dislike over my years as a fan. I even cheered for the Celtics against the Heat, and I’m a diehard Lakers fan.

    But, I will say that even though they didn’t win last year, the Heat have managed two back-to-back finals appearances. That’s a feat in itself. Despite all the troubles they’ve had in the eastern conference playoffs, they still fought their way to finals. So that’s impressive.

    Still, you can’t spell Hate without Heat.

  2. cantonbound13 - Jun 16, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    In a week you’ll be talking about this years finals disaster.

  3. isujames - Jun 16, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    ^ I agree, how they slaughtered the overhyped,from a weaker conference Thunder in 5 games.

    • cosanostra71 - Jun 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM

      It has no bearing on who wins this particular series, but to say that the Western Conference is weaker than the East is just plain wrong.

      • Tim Donaghy Institute of Refereeing - Jun 16, 2012 at 6:52 PM

        Forgive him…..Heat fan…..just started watching basketball 19 months ago.

    • scalfor3 - Jun 16, 2012 at 8:55 PM

      isujames: both games so far have been close. what makes you think a team is gonna win 3 in a row?

  4. giantssb42champs - Jun 16, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    OKC in 6. Then the Heats will have to talk about the last TWO finals losses.

  5. dgforreal - Jun 16, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    NBA’s version of the Buffalo Bills incoming?

    • eddiecrash1976 - Jun 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM

      You mean the Thunder are the next version on the 90’s Knicks teams! LMAO!

  6. labratre - Jun 16, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    What have you guys been watching. I think you all watch too much ESPN. OKC will push the Heat, but, will not win it this year. Lebron is on a mission, they’ll get it done. Bosh will make the difference. The role players too, as well, will play better. WATCH THIS, Bunch of Lebron Haters. Take y’all lips off the cups of HATERADE, lol!

    • scalfor3 - Jun 16, 2012 at 8:51 PM

      yeah, espn are a bunch of lebron haters. lol

  7. ndnut - Jun 16, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    We’re not gonna lose 1, we’re not gonna lose 2…how many Finals attempts did they guarantee in their preseason championship bash after The Decision?

  8. isujames - Jun 16, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    @ cosna??? I’ll pit my big three of Mia,Chicago,with a healthy D Rose,and Boston against any three of your western conference teams, who you got????

    • Tim Donaghy Institute of Refereeing - Jun 16, 2012 at 6:57 PM

      Boston’s Big Three (+1) probably will be sans two players next season. They’ve been in the league awhile and are in contract years. Again, you get a mulligan since you’re new to following the NBA.

      You’re welcome.

  9. rodge1 - Jun 17, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    Great series so far. Not sure how any of you can make predictions. I understand the haters are going to say stupid things on here because they are unhappy with their own lives but some of the real fans here are making bold predictions. Every game will be exciting and could go either way. Turnovers & rebounds are the keys as always.

    • eddiecrash1976 - Jun 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM

      Why dont you write an article on Alex Rodriguez and how he had to go the Yankees to win a world eddies!
      Typical New Yorker. The city of New York, where the rest of the country dumps their garbage!

  10. truthhurtstoo - Jun 17, 2012 at 7:23 AM

    OKC will melt with pressure and lose the next 2. Heat in 7! Bloggers will eat their humble pie.

  11. jimmymarlinsfan - Jun 17, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Where heat articles exist, the haters flock. It makes me wonder how blindly irrational these people are with other topics of discussion as well

  12. eddiecrash1976 - Jun 17, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Why don’t you write an article of the Thunders disastrous finals last year? Oh that’s right they didn’t make it to the finals! You’re a joke! LMAO!

  13. yankeehatersaredelusional - Jun 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Why can’t lebron supporters have actual discussions instead of using the hater reference
    There are actual arguments for lebron, but you make yourselves look stupid by saying things like “haterade”

  14. rodge1 - Jun 17, 2012 at 7:38 PM


    Your whining about the term ‘haters’ yet it’s part of your username. Typical Yankee fan

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