Miami Heat Still Consider This Season Memorable
Despite being swept away by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said it was one of the most memorable seasons of his career.
The exit from the first round comes a season after the heat reached the NBA finals, where they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers.
“Most of my message to this locker room is between me and you,” said Spoelstra. It was one of the most memorable seasons just because it was so uniquely different from anything else we’ve experienced. Guys really had to adapt and adapt. I really recommend our guys that they do this and not get cynical or make excuses for all the different protocols and things outside of the competition. I liked this group very much. I liked the locker room. I love the mix of our veterans and our youth. It was a really cool and unique mix. “
Here’s what the rest of the team had to say about the season:
Center Bam Adebayo: “I definitely want to have the feeling of being in the final again, but definitely another year, especially for us. Guys in and out of lineups, trades, guys trying to get guys adjusted. All of this fits into the season. “
Guard Kendrick Nunn: “The playoffs are different. It’s a different kind of intensity and urgency that you have to have to get into the playoffs, but we knew that. Just keep learning to play in the playoffs, and I did this this year and last. I will just keep getting better. “
Forward Jimmy Butler: “We are grateful that we can call this our job. To play the game we love, to be with people I enjoy being with. I know it will be a little different next season, but this year it was fun. We have survived the ups and downs. Nobody complained. You just go out and compete. Play hard and I think we did that for the most part. “
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