San Antonio Spurs Stomp Miami Heat: The Heatles Have a New Nickname Now

March 5th, 2011 by Eric Chung Leave a reply »
It's brilliant cross-programming by Disney, really. All this time I thought I had been watching basketball, when in reality ABC had cleverly supplanted last night's game on ESPN with their popular sitcom Two and a Half Men.

"The Big Three" was too boring a nickname, but then LeBron suggested "The Heatles." It's catchy, but it's not Beatles-catchy. "Two and a Half Men" works because that's what the crowd usually watches whenever the Heat step onto the court.

Whether it's the Boshtrich disappearing in big games or LeBron turning into LeBrick at inopportune moments, The Big Three haven't really been showing up together when it matters.

Last night's debacle against the Spurs has made it increasingly clear that the Heat need stellar performances from all three stars to have any chance of making a deep run in the playoffs.

The box score shows that Bosh had 17 and 14, but @suga_shane's tweet after the game told the real story: "DeJuan Blair's no-ACL-offense > Chris Bosh's no-heart defense."

LeBron and Wade had respectable lines, but look closer and you'll see nine turnovers and four charges. The grind-it-out Spurs of yest ...

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