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Erik Spoelstra, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade struggle with long-winded questions from same reporter/cop (video)

Jun 11, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James AP

Bobby Ramos found fame last night due to his questions for Erik Spoelstra, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in the press conferences following Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

Ramos founded something called “Bottom Line!!!” – yes, I believe the three exclamation points are part of the official formatting – and it (or something else. who knows?) got him credentialed to the NBA Finals.

Before going any further, watch the questions:

Ramos: “Bobby Ramos, Bottomline!!!. Coach, you gave San Antonio the credit, and you mentioned a couple times that you’re in the Finals. How does a team in their fourth Finals come out in the Finals, their first home game, and get beat to the ball, to get stomped the way they did. The kind of heart that your championship team has, to come out tonight like they did mentally has to be something that’s a problem.”

Spoelstra: “Clearly.”

Ramos: “Bobby Ramos, Bottomline!!!. This is for both of you. You have a great defense. They’re averaging 104 points a game. You have a lot of offense. You haven’t broke a hundred yet. Is the problem your lackluster defense, or is it the problems you’re having offensively? Lackluster offense.”

LeBron: (Blank state) (Sideways glance at Wade) (Giggles) (Gestures for Wade to answer) (Whispers to Wade) (Tries and fails to keep a straight face while Wade answers)

Wade: “Uh, the problem is we’re down two games to one. That’s the problem. We’ve got to figure out how to tie it up.”

Ramos has a website, but it’s down right now and probably will be for a while after this sudden rise in his notoriety has surely crashed the site. Check back in a couple days if you want.

In the meantime, there’s a cached version of the homepage and a cached version of his bio:

Bobby Ramos is the CEO and founder of Bottomline!!!, LLC.  Mr. Ramos has a deep knowledge of sports and entertainment and is committed to delving and delivering the truth, all with a twist of humor, candor, quick wit, but most of all deliciously entertaining.  Kind of like a second helping of grandma’s apple pie; hearty, filling and always tastes like…MORE!

Born and raised in Connecticut, Bobby has played sports and talked issues his whole life.  As the most decorated police officer in his department, Bobby is a certified Connecticut police instructor, FBI trained Hostage Negotiator, Field Training officer, along with heading the DARE/Community Affairs Office in his exemplary 25 years of service as a police officer.  Founder and former president of the police union the Stratford Guardians.

I am no expert in hostage negotiations, but I’d imagine it requires similar skills to asking a question in a press conference – putting your subject at ease, communicating clearly and prompting enlightening responses.

Note to self: Don’t get held hostage in Connecticut.

  1. holleywood9 - Jun 11, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    I like this guy!!!

  2. bengcolt - Jun 11, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    The guy certainly is no celebrity….. hes just trying to bust their ballz . Hate on .

  3. robigd - Jun 11, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Can’t fault the guy for asking real questions that real fans want to hear the answers to. The media could learn a lot from this guy.

    • k3nn3k - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:35 AM

      These aren’t real questions that anyone wants to hear. Questions should provide more insight.

      1st statement isn’t even a question!

      2nd statement: “Is the problem your lackluster defense, or is it the problems you’re having offensively? Lackluster offense.”

      If anything is lackluster it’s a problem. How does this give us any more insight? I could have easily said: “Hey you scored less points and you let them score more points, what do you think is the problem?”

      They let anybody into these press conferences!!!

    • adoombray - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM

      These weren’t even questions, they were insults with a question mark at the end. Loaded questions, maybe. but this guy was looking for what he got lol

    • brookwell2013 - Jun 11, 2014 at 4:53 PM

      English is clearly not his first (or even second) language……gasbag.

  4. money2long - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    I saw the spoelstra one on tv yesterday and busted out laughing cuz I knew the word STOMPED angered coach spo. Hahahaha. I had a feeling he wanted to respond in a different way. So I’ll translate for you.

    Clearly = man, STFU

  5. robigd - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Watching Heat fans leave early again last night was comical after what happened in game 6 last year. NBA should move that franchise to a more deserving city like Seattle.

    • money2long - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      I think if the games took place on an airplane, thousands of miles in the sky, heat fans would still search for an exit …

    • kinggw - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:31 AM

      Or you could realize that every fan base does the same thing and get over yourself.

      • robigd - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:48 AM

        So, which one were you? I’ll go back and watch the DVR.

      • adoombray - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

        The heat have been to the finals 4 years in a row. you’d think that would innoculate you guys against criticism. I am a Green Bay Packers fan and that year that Rodgers won the ring I couldn’t care less that the Defense sucked or that people in Arizona were wearing Packers jackets.

        Rings = you laugh at the haters. Besides, you could be Lakers fans, who leave early when the team is winning too

  6. phillyguyindc - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Press conferences are worthless. Not sure what you expect these guys to say.

  7. cantonbound13 - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    LeChoke is back. Maybe he should recruite 2 more all stars to help build his fake legacy.

    • antistratfordian - Jun 11, 2014 at 7:18 PM

      He could use Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman actually – he doesn’t have any teammates who defend as well as those two.

  8. aldavis4president - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Hahah I love it! Of course LeBron is to “*legendary” to admit his game has anything wrong with it. So yeah, let’s blame the 7th scoring option (Chalmers) for this loss. Step up Ur game Mario, LeBron wade Allen bosh need you to carry them!. What a joke of a team, and fan base .

  9. daddyb1gdrawz - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    I for one enjoyed the questions. I often turn away from player or coach interviews because they provide the same answers. The reason they provide the same answers is they get the same questions. Keep em coming.

  10. thenew013 - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Well yeah they have a great defense and offense during the regular season when they play both good and bad teams. When you see the same opponent 7 games in a row adjustments will be made and your so called great defense will be figured out by game 2. There is still 3 games left. Who is to say the Spurs don’t have a blowout coming their way? Reminds me of game 1 of the Pacers series. They shot lights out that game but that was the only time it happened.

  11. davidly - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    I’m anything but a Heat fan, per se, but this guy is a d-bag, now officially, apparently, part and parcel of the NBA’s postgame shaming spectacle.

  12. mikep363839 - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Miami fans are clueless…you see other teams fans leaving early in a regular season game and you go “well everybody does that” lmao just clueless

    • antistratfordian - Jun 11, 2014 at 7:15 PM

      No, they’re talking about the playoffs.

  13. daubs17 - Jun 11, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Look at this, the Heat lose and LeBron shows up to the press conference with no costume on… fedora, no lenseless frames, no leopard print wrap. This stuff writes itself, its awesome hahahahaha

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