Karma is a bitch, isn’t it? Like most Bulls fans, I awaited last July’s free agency like I was a kid at Christmas awaiting a Nintendo system(I got mine at Christmas of ’87). I couldn’t wait for my favorite team to sign one of the Big 3 to join Derrick Rose & Joakim Noah. It was as Rose put it, “a no-brainer.” We know how it turned out– but there was Rose on Sunday, the last man standing on the Heat’s home floor talking about his mistakes down the stretch, not a huge road win. You don’t want to come here? That’s fine, I’ll still kick your ass. The Bulls collected their 2nd consecutive road win vs a top eastern conference team by escaping the talents of Beach Beach with an 87-86 win. The failed recruitment of the LeBron, Wade, & Bosh is but a memory. How sweet is that?
Watching the no nonsense Bulls play team ball and sweep the season series from the “Heatles” is made even better by the fact that Miami is self destructing before our eyes. The championship celebration they had after signing their deals in July seems like a decade ago. Now, the image of the Heat is Bosh slamming the ball to the ground, LeBron walking off the court after another failed game winning shot attempt, & Wade saying “The Miami Heat are exactly what everyone wanted, losing games.” The world is better now because the Heat are losing.” I couldn’t be enjoying this more if I tried.
I am reveling in this because of the way James made an ass of himself in July. I love this because Bosh was tweeting before and after every free agent meeting. And it makes me outright giddy to see Wade frustrated because of his bullshit visits with the Bulls front office.
Wade played the Bulls, and asked for a 2nd visit. Why? For his documentary of free agency, not because he was considering a Chi-town homecoming. What a tool. Seeing him rub his face in anguish yesterday afternoon made me 100% certain that he wishes he had signed with the Bulls. He is miserable because James came to his team, and took over.
LeBron said this after another late game choke job(They are now 1-18 in the final seconds to tie or win a game this year FYI)…..”I told my team I am not going to fail them late in games,” he said. “I put a lot of the blame on myself.”
I know, he accepted blame. Can you believe it?! What’s telling is the “I told my team” part. We know, LeBron, it’s your team. It is always LeBrick’s team, for better or worse. Sitting next to Wade, James let it be known who’s show it is.
Wade has to be seething.
“I’m used to coming down in the fourth, having the ball, making mistakes, getting a chance to make up for them, etc.,” Wade said. “That was one of the things we got to understand when we all decided to come together, that there were going to be sacrifices that have to be made, and you live with the consequences.” Wade was too pissed off to be one of the Heat players crying in the locker room(I’m going with Mike Miller & LeBrick as the weepers).
Poor you, Dwyane. Spare me your woe is me routine. You made your bed, deal with it.
What did he expect? Besides thinking that this would be easy, Wade believed James when he said he didn’t want to have to score 30 every night, and would be relieved to not have to take the last shot. Wade bought into it, and is kicking himself. LeBron may have had that desire when he was burned out from carrying the Cavs every year, but it isn’t in James’ DNA to be the second banana. He is an alpha dog in every sense of the word, & didn’t get the memo that he plays in what used to be Miami Wade County.
Maybe that’s why he didn’t choose Chicago. Perhaps he knew that Rose was a killer who would never be pushed aside for the Global Icon. Rose never wanted James, & we’re all finding out why. It’s the King’s Court, and we are just subjects. Whatever. Now, it’s Wade falling victim to his own stupidity. Who gives a shit what Bosh thinks because he knew all along he was the 3rd wheel on this train wreck. The tension between Wade & James will only intensify into a Shaq & Kobe style heavyweight fight. It’s coming, you just watch.
A nightmare week for the Heat culminated with the beginning of a cat fight that will only get bigger. Losses to the Knicks, Magic, Spurs, & Bulls showed how flawed this team really is. Now is when the in-fighting takes over. You know it when you see it. It could be in a pickup or Men’s league game. The second teammates turn on each other, it’s over. That day is coming for Wade & James. Miami isn’t Wade country anymore & the Heat aren’t Wade’s team anymore. The “Heatles” are a hot mess that proves karma is one nasty bitch. Along with taking the blame for another loss, James also took Wade’s team from him. You have no one to blame but yourself, Flash. James tweeted before this stretch of games “No friends when at WAR besides my brothers.” As we are learning, he wasn’t speaking about Wade.
Cubs 3rd baseman Aramis Ramirez says he wants to steal more bases. No, seriously. The same lazy fuck who can’t bend over to pick up ground balls without pulling something wants to show off his wheels. In 1,534 major league games, A-Ram has 15 steals in 29 attempts. Why does he now want to steal some bags? That’s right, it’s his free agent year. Hey, the more things you can do when money is on the line the better, right? What a complete penis. I am beyond sick of the veterans on this Cubs team. I like the young kids(Colvin, Castro, & Cashner), and they’ll be the reason I watch. However, clowns like Ramirez make it really hard to embrace this team. Go ahead and attempt a steal, Aramis. I’ll be the guy laughing when you come up lame with a hamstring, groin, or quadriceps tear.
Don’t look now, but the Stanley Cup champs are making teams in the western conference urinate down their legs. The Blackhawks have now won 8 in a row, and are steamrolling towards the playoffs. Remember when you read that guy saying their season was likely over, and to look towards the summer? I wonder what he’s doing right now? Oops, so much for that thought. Shame on me for doubting a team led by Jonathan Toews. Where the Blackhawks are now has to scare the shit out of the mother Canuckers & Red Wings. You know they don’t want anything to do with team come May. The Hawks play the Wings 3 more times and are only 6 points behind them. Do you think the Wings are thinking about the champs? You better believe they are.
If you somehow missed the D Rose show Sunday, you know I always have your back…..
Since baseball is right around the corner, nothing gets me in a baseball mood like a good manager rant. Luckily, I found the Lee Elia tirade on YouTube this weekend. Enjoy…..
Mike Tyson has a new six-part documentary series called “Taking on Tyson.” The show is about Tyson’s attempt to get into pigeon racing. I had no clue that pigeon racing was as popular as it is(I’d rather watch that than a White Sox game), but this show provides a glimpse. I’m going to DVR it because I am a huge Tyson fan. For today, I’ll stick to his knockouts…..
Before you go about your day reveling in the Heat’s misery, here is Roadbeaters by the People Under the Stairs…..
Don’t forget to check LeBrick’s $tats. What a fucking joke.
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