Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Morning Schadenfreude

After the South Beach SuperFriends dropped another close game yesterday, the club's ertswhile coach Erik Spoelstra revealed that some tears where shed by his players after the latest loss. From these tears came a deluge of gleeful and mocking commentary.

According to ESPN Stats and Information, these two misses were the 12th and 13th that have come with a chance to tie or lead a game in the final 10 seconds of regulation or overtime. Amar'e Stoudemire blocked LBJ on a similar foray into the paint last weekend. Between that last-second loss to the Knicks and this last-second loss to the Bulls, the Heat have squandered a large lead against Orlando and been routed by San Antonio.

“The Miami Heat are exactly what everyone wanted, losing games,” said Wade after the game, acutely aware that the South Beach Schadenfreudes are the team that we all love to hate. “The world is better now because the Heat is losing.”

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