The back-to-back NBA champion Miami Heat are off to a sluggish start. After defeating the Chicago Bulls on opening night, they rattled off consecutive losses to the woeful Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets. Granted those losses were by a combined 5 points – and the Heat have scored 100 points or more in every game – but the performances were very un Miami-like.
Dwyane Wade found a rather hilarious analogy to help explain the early season struggles.
“Let me give you an example,” Wade said prior to Sunday’s game according to Michael Wallace at ESPN.com. “If you’re in a relationship with a woman for a long time, you start getting comfortable. You stop doing the little things that you should do, that you did in the beginning. It’s just like a relationship. We got a little comfortable. Now we have to get back on that edge a little bit.”
Lebron James provided a more straightforward, and less hilarious approach to explaining what is going on.
“It’s just getting back into it — not taking what we have for granted,” James said moments later when told of Wade’s comments. “We’ve been together so long, you start to think we can go out and make it happen instead of talking through it. We lacked that the last few games. We got a handle on it today, and we know what the issue is.”
Miami defeated the Washington Wizards on Sunday, 103-93 to pull back to .500 at 2-2.