Chris Bosh overruled Erik Spoelstra at end of Portland game

Dec 28, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (left) and shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) celebrate with center Chris Bosh (1) after Bosh hit the game winning shot in the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center. The Heat won the game 108-107. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Spoelstra added:

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.

[Source: ESPN]

Topics: Chris Bosh, Miami Heat

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