Chris Bosh’s game-winning shot against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night was a thing of beauty — or a lucky heave, depending on your fan allegiance — but it wasn’t exactly the play Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra had ordered.
Spoelstra revealed after the game that the original plan was for Bosh to take a midrange jumper, but the Miami star had a different idea.
I kind of figured that it was going to be a long 2, and I didn’t want that. I knew I would be open and have more space if I popped for 3. In that situation, I wanted to go for the win.
My call at the end of the game was more conservative. I drew something up to get him on the move and he said, ‘No, I want it for the 3.’ So he overruled it and became a prophet.
The lesson, kids? Never respect authority.